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Parenting: A Grand Experiment

I am about to enter my twelfth year in this parenting gig. These twelve years have brought overwhelming joy, as well as excruciating anguish. It is simply the nature of having our hearts walking around outside of our bodies. As with any job, we have good days and bad days in parenting. But parenting is […]

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Passionate, Powerful and…Petty

I think most of us can agree that marriage brings out qualities that we truly never realized were buried so deeply. Personally, marriage has caused some of my best characteristics to surface: empathy, compassion, humility, and…pettiness.  I’d like to think we’ve all “been there” at some point. Maybe it’s 3am, and–although you’re exhausted–you get up […]

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Why We Celebrate Birthdays “Pinterest Style”

I have a confession to make: I wish I had been a party-planner. Every single thing about it thrills me! The planning of themes and menus, the invitations, the decorating, and most of all the coming together of friends… It’s all wonderful.  Before I became a stay-at-home-mom to three little people, I was a public […]

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Making Motherhood Memorable

Motherhood is filled with memorable milestones: baby’s first step, your preschooler’s first day at “big kid” school, graduation from 5th grade, your middle-schooler’s first band concert, and prom.  But what about the small, special, still-of-the-night moments of motherhood?  Will you remember those? I became a mother to a beautiful little girl in November of 2016.  […]

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10 Signs You Were Raised By A Filipino Mom

Filipino mothers are notorious for their weird traditions, superstitions, and parenting ideas. I spent a lot of my childhood believing that a lot of these traditions and superstitions were 100% completely normal and that they were things all my friends’ parents did as well. As I aged out of my teenage years and left home […]

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