Pour Your Heart Out: Friends

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As I get ready to head out of town for a few blog conferences, I just wanted to write a little note to my friends. Those who I’ve met through blogging are now the very first people I want to tell when something goes right (or whose shoulders I cry one when it goes wrong). […]

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Let’s Shop Smarter Together

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This is a sponsored post for Shopswell, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. I pin all the pretty things. While I primarily use it for the recipes I’ve tried and want to try, along with crafts I kid myself that I’ll attempt, I sometimes pin things my boys or husband might want for […]

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I Became a Sitting Mom

I sat back in my chair, watching all the kids playing. Laughing at the games they invent with kids they just met. I didn’t join in because it wasn’t my place: they were having fun and with other kids playing in that room at the Children’s Museum, I didn’t need to be in the way. […]

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Things They Can’t Say: Scary Mommy

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This post from Jill Smokler, aka Scary Mommy, first appeared on Things They Can’t Say in 2012. Another Summer Flashback post. Enjoy!   If there’s anything I’ve learned from parenting, it’s never to judge another mother. (Having no fucking clue what I’m doing comes is a very close second.) Before I was a mother, however, […]

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How Someone Else Parents

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When my boys were bitty little things, I was very active in mom groups. They were my saving grace when it came to getting out of the house with an 17 month old and a newborn and then later when I had another newborn while my older two were 3 and 2. We let the […]

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A Season I Want to Skip

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Now that I’m of a certain age, there’s a new life event that’s common with so many people I know. We’re past the getting married and having babies stages and now moving on to a season of divorce. Though I don’t speak it out loud to any of my friends going through it, inwardly I […]

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