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Mommin’ with Morning Sickness

I crouched forward, pressing my forehead to the cool bathroom tile, inwardly praising my husband for his recent scrub of the floor. I breathed in and out slowly, willing away the stomach upheaval and silently pleading for some semblance of reprieve. “Mom?” my five-year-old’s voice floated through the air. “Yes, dear?” “After you finish throwing […]

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You May Be 40(ish) If . . .

  I’ve entered it, my fourth decade. And guess what? There are definitely some challenges, a fair amount of “what the heck?” moments and also some pretty fabulous bright spots. It is a decade unlike any I’ve experienced so far and it does seem to have a few significant marks. So for those of you also in your fourth decade (or dangerously close), here […]

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Balance and Boundaries: Making Your Own

Each of us sets boundaries in our lives. Some grow subconsciously over time, others with much more thought. We set boundaries for ourselves, and we set boundaries for those with whom we interact. They’re important and sometimes downright imperative. When you get married, you inherit your spouse’s family, for better or worse. There are traditions […]

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The Empty Nester’s Club: Don’t You Forget About Me

Simple Minds hit song from the 80’s “Don’t You” (Forget About Me) is a personal favorite, as is the movie it’s best known from “The Breakfast Club”. I am a huge 80’s fan and grew up during that era. The last few years have been a new era for me in that I am a […]

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Why I Let My Husband Hunt

October 1st. While my mind starts centering around fall, football, the holidays and all things pumpkin, there is another main event that stirs with excitement in the atmosphere of our home…the opening of deer season. Before my husband and I ever officially started dating, the only thing I knew about him (besides that he was gorgeous, […]

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You Know You’re a Mom If…

It’s not always easy being a Mom. Each hour can be different, and can be full of laughs, rewards, challenges, and tears. And there are undoubtedly  moments that happen in your every day life that can only be explained by the phrase “I’m a Mom.” So, from one Mom to another, here’s some of the things on my list: You […]

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