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Black History Month: 16 Moms Who Inspire Us

In honor of Black History Month, we’ve put together a list of mothers and women who inspire us — not just this month, but every day.  Audre Lorde, poet (1934-1992)  How the days went while you were blooming within me I remember each upon each— the swelling changed planes of my body and how you first […]

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Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You

Or so says the magnet on the side of the file cabinet in my office (that’s filled with snacks and shoes, but that’s neither here nor there). At my core, I’m an adventurer, a change-lover, someone who looks at that magnet and thinks, “Well…of course!” But let’s be honest – motherhood can be the opposite of […]

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6 Things No One Tells You About Being Prego

Hello 26 weeks! For those of you that can’t do math like me, that’s 6.5 months. I am feeling large and in charge! And although I am trying to enjoy every moment, movement and kick, I’m so ready to be done. I mean, when your winter coat no longer buttons, you get out of breath […]

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Strong Women Raise Strong Babies

{Photo Credit: Anna Ligocki Photography} “I do.” My baby sister got married last weekend. My new brother in-law works hard and loves big. He’s adventurous and determined. Growing up, he had strong role models in his mom, aunt, and grandmother. My sister, petite as she is, is a strong-willed, stubborn woman with grit to spare. Though, she […]

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Slow Down, Mama! #Justdrive

A member of our family was in a terrifying car accident this week. It was nearly fatal but incredibly routine. At the time of the accident, the details we received from first responders were scarce, but alarming. Waiting for more information was excruciating. Similarly painful was the realization that it could have been me. Since having our second […]

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6 Simple, Fun Ways to Get Your Kiddos Involved in the Kitchen

Am I alone when I say that the 4-5 o’clock hours of the day, heck, maybe even 4-6 o’clock, can be the most challenging of them all?   The kids are tired.  The house looks like a major war zone.  We’ve run out of things to do.  And I NEED to get dinner on the […]

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