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Murphy’s Law: I Hate That Guy

I have very distinct memories of being an angst-ridden adolescent and asking my mother why some real or perceived injustice had occurred. She would smile – maybe smirk – and quip, “Murphy’s Law.” Man, I hated Murphy. It’s so easy to believe that if we do all the right things and plan ahead, then everything […]

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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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Three Ideas to Help Keep that Back-to-School Buzz Alive!

“Back-to-School” season is one of my most favorite times of the year.  Stores are lined with rows upon rows of school supplies—new notebooks, fresh pencils, perfect crayons!  Ah, my teacher-heart could burst!  And while going back to school might be both a celebration and lamentation for some parents, more often than not, the kids are […]

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No, My Kid Doesn’t NEED a Pet

When I would start dating someone, it was inevitable that people would ask, “When are you getting married?”  Then, once I was married, people started asking, “When are you going to have a baby?”  I logically expected the next question to be, “When are you going to have another?”  Much to my surprise, that wasn’t […]

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