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Parenting Through Tragedy

Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and Mass Shootings: Tragedy as a New Mom

Every large tragedy that has befallen the world since 9/11 has hit me hard. I’m an empathetic person and the suffering of others, be it person or animal, sinks deep into my core and rests there awhile.  But becoming a parent makes it different. So very different.  Instead of seeing pain and sadness from a […]

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What I Want Other Moms to Know about Domestic Violenced

What I Want Other Moms to Know About Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which evolved from the “Day of Unity” held in October 1981. During the month, the events and observations focus on three themes. The themes include mourning those who have died because of domestic violence, celebrating survivors and bringing together those who work to end the violence. There is a […]

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Thinking We’ll Wait Until 8th

Along with many of you, I’ve become increasingly concerned about the effects of increased technology usage with my kids. It’s coming from every direction. At home we have televisions, computers, iPads, iPods, iPhones, and an Xbox. We visit the library and my kids want to sit on the iPads and computers there. They go to […]

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If You Haven’t Tried a Meal Delivery Service, Do It!

I’ve done the working mom thing, I’ve done the SAHM thing, and I’ve done the WAHM thing- each one is tough. And each one carries with it the same dilemma: what the heck do I make for dinner? You never really expect that meal planning will become as challenging as it is after kids. What […]

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The Evolution of Eating Alone

Dear 20-year-old Me, It took you a lot of guts to go out to lunch alone today. Your classmates are busy, your friends are in class or sleeping off a bender from this weekend, and your boyfriend is working. But you really wanted to get out of your small, wood-paneled, one-bedroom apartment, so here you […]

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