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No Matter How Commonplace Moving Becomes, There’s Always the Dreaded Week of Lasts

We are moving this week. I am a pro at moving. We’ve done it enough. Staged house to sell. Separated stuff into piles. Cleaned out closets. Transferred utilities. We’re good at it. Moving is easy. But no matter how often I fill out a change of address form on the post office website, there is […]

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The Unseen Sacrifices of a Military Spouse

It’s been one of those weeks, folks, where complaint after compliant leaves my lips and my heart feels weakened by the hardships of this life. People have attempted to inflate my ego for the countless hours I have (and am) surviving without my spouse. Although appreciated, their kind words fail to encompass the multitude of […]

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A Letter to My Fellow Daycare Parents: Please Keep Sick Kids at Home

I thought we daycare parents were in this crazy circus of drop-offs, pick-ups, and runny noses together. You know the drill; multiple times a week we smile and offer each other a quick hello while taking our children to or from their classroom before hurrying out, all while trying to not leave a shoe, sippy […]

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Stop the Cycle of Comparison: Choosing Joy Over Jealousy

Have you felt it before? It’s that sinking feeling of annoyance and “why not me” when you see “#blessed” in a friend’s picture from her first-class flight or hear about a new job your former playdate-mom-friend recently landed, or see your neighbors renovating their already enviable home and wonder why you can’t seem to keep […]

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Let ‘Em Laugh: Embracing Your Spouse’s Sense of Humor

There I was enjoying a nice, relaxing shower. The kids were sleeping, the clothes were folded, and the floors were actually mopped hence I was enjoying a 10 minute shower instead of the typical hurried five minute one. Suddenly, I hear running footsteps. My husband bursts into the bathroom, opens the shower door, turns around, […]

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A Mom’s Guide to Marathon Training

I have been a runner for the past 16 years. By no means am I a professional or elite runner, but I have run over a hundred races spanning in distance from one mile to 50 miles. In the past, I never really had to think about my training. I just went outside and ran. […]

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Why Galentine’s Day Is the Most Important Made-up Holiday of the Year

The show Parks and Recreation aired an episode called “Galentine’s Day” back in 2010. Though it may have taken eight years, this unofficial holiday of women celebrating women has finally gained some momentum. Like many out there, I fell head over heels for Parks and Rec with its dynamic, intense, and lovable female lead. The […]

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8 Date Night Alternatives

With Valentine’s Day approaching, many of us may be brainstorming ways to spend it with that special someone. Maybe you’re thinking a trip to the movies followed by dinner at a fancy restaurant? Ya know? The usual.  Well forget it! Why not try something new this Valentine’s Day? Whether you’ve been with your significant other […]

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