No Time to Slow Down #FastAdvil


I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by fast acting Advil® Film-Coated and I received a free sample of Advil® Film-Coated. This is a sponsored post for SocialStars by Crowdtap. All opinions expressed are my own. #FastAdvil I looked at my calendar this week and cringed. Four soccer practices, two cross country practices, two [...]

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At Night: Pour Your Heart Out


I sleep better when my husband is beside me. The comfort of the idea of someone who would protect me eases my mind even if in practice he sleeps so soundly he wouldn’t hear any of those scary things that go bump in the night. But when he’s not here and I’m sleeping alone, I [...]

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The Torture of Small Talk

small talk

It’s usually public speaking that freaks people out. Having to give a presentation, get up in front of a large group of people. But that sounds easy to me. That’s always been easy for me. There’s a purpose to it, there’s a point. There’s a beginning and an end. That, I can do. And over [...]

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The In-Between Mom: Things They Can’t Say


Molly Jo Realy is the founder of New Inklings Press, author of The Unemployment Cookbook, and two digital devotions. She is an award-winning creative writer and currently volunteers as Social Media Marketer for the High Desert Chapter of California Writers Club as well as author Aaron D. Gansky. When she’s not working, she’s writing. Her [...]

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How to Make Risotto

How to make risotto. A beginner's guide to easily make risotto.

I wonder how many people Gordon Ramsey’s frantic screaming has scared off from attempting to figure out how to make risotto. If risotto is on the menu when I’m out somewhere, the odds are that I’m going to order it. I love the creaminess of it, how rich and comforting it is. But I was [...]

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Moms, Stop Saying This about Math

math homework

There are times when I look at my fourth grader’s math homework these days and just shake my head. My biggest problem with the recent changes in math is that what I assume was intended to teach kids to think about problems in different ways is now forcing them to think in one specific way [...]

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10 Things to Smile About

first day of school

It’s time to share my monthly list of smiles, along with Emmy Mom. Something especially important to remember when there’s rough stuff going on.  1. The first day of school. For the first time, all three of my boys are in the same school together. They just have this year and next and then it [...]

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