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Happy ‘Basic Chicks with Premature Fall Tendencies Week’

Happy Fall Ya’ll. Okay, maybe it’s not officially fall, but it’s September – so yeah, close enough.  Fall is my all-time fave season. I mean – football, crockpots, pumpkin spice everything, boots & hoodies, bonfires, Halloween, horror flick marathons, candy apples, candy corn & popcorn balls, Thanksgiving, turkey, family gatherings, extended time between leg shaving…

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The Mommy Memoirs: Merit Badges

Merit badges.  Some of you may remember all of the monumental moments celebrated in scouts. In fact, I still have my sash somewhere from my early days as a Brownie.  There aren’t that many badges on my sash because, well, I was a quitter and decided soccer was more my thing. But the ones that…

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The Mommy Memoirs: Girls Weekend!!!

Fellow moms. Only you guys will understand the extent of my excitement.  This weekend I am going on an exclusive Girls Weekend with two of my besties! Eeeeeeeek!!! I guess I’m at the age now that I should call it something a bit more mature like ‘Ladies Retreat,’ but let’s be real – proper etiquette…

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The Yard Sale

I’m having a yard sale, ya’ll.  A good part of my week was spent cleaning and organizing closets, cabinets and our 100 degree, hotter-than-Hades attic.  I have priced a zillion items, many of which I had no idea we even owned, made gaudy neon signs and sorted and stacked everything I plan to sell in…

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Mommy Memoirs: The Good Guys

A few real life observations this week that I feel compelled to share: Toddlers are weirdos. This week my two-year-old had a come-apart in the car because … wait for it …  his hair was growing. Tragic.  The very same evening he got upset with me for taking a bite of the imaginary donut he…

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The Toddler Quiz

Remember all of those quizzes in women’s magazines? The ones that told us if we were eating right, needed to break up with our ‘bad news boyfriends’ or had oily, dry or combination skin? Maybe they are still around. I mean, I’m a mom so the only thing I read these days are books with…

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Mommy Memoirs: Baby Brother Turns One

My youngest son turned one last week. Technically, the world will now refer to him as a toddler (What the what?!).  Since he is our last baby, it seems like every milestone becomes more bittersweet than the last.  It’s funny how time works isn’t it? Before having kids, a year feels like forever. Post-kids however,…

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The Mommy Memoirs: In the Headlines

It seems every time I turn on the television or get on social media these days, I’m filled with grief for another parent and heartbroken for another child I have never met. Lately, sadness is every where we turn. Every morning another tragedy leaves us in disbelief and each night we hug our children a…

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The Mommy Memoirs: When Husbands Become Fathers

I fell in love with my husband three times. The first time I fell in love with who he was as a person – his thoughtfulness, generosity, humor and passion. The second time I fell in love with who he was as a husband – my confidant, my rock, my safe place.  The third time…

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The Mommy Memoirs: Gorillagate

Gorillagate. It’s everywhere right?!  Unless you live under a rock you’ve probably heard the story – Mother takes children to the Cincinnati Zoo. Three-year-old son gets away from his mother, slips through a fence and falls into the enclosure of an endangered, 450 lb. gorilla named Harambe. Said gorilla drags child through a water-filled moat.…

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