Thursday Night Me Time

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It’s 9:30 p.m. and my to-do list looks like I ignored it all day. Except I didn’t. I did my day job. I worked on a couple of home organization projects. I mommed. I wifed. I talked to family and friends. I did my daily walk around the neighborhood. And all of this was after […]

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Our Friendly Competition of Duolingo

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Months ago I started using Duolingo to relearn Spanish. I had years of Spanish in high school and college, but it didn’t matter. My retention was minimal at best.  I had an extra incentive because my girls were taking classes in school and I promised them a vacation to a Spanish-speaking country if they did […]

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Something For Me

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The first time I did a time audit I looked at the results and took a nap. I was exhausted looking at all of the things I had agreed to do. There were work things, mom things, family and friend things, volunteer things, self care things. So. Many. Things. The obvious solution was to remove […]

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Ebooks Are Growing On Me

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I miss bookstores. I miss walking through stacks of books while the girls peruse books in their section. I miss reading book covers and deciding which ones to add to the bookshelf. I miss sitting in a corner with my new finds sipping tea. Unfortunately going to bookstores is not on the agenda these days, […]

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Embracing A Different Kind Of School Year

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I spent most of the summer refusing to think about the upcoming school year. I told myself there wasn’t enough information to make decisions. Now we’re a few weeks out from the start of the semester and the phone rings almost daily with information. There are live-streamed meetings with board members and parents, Q&A sessions, […]

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Drive-In Movie? Here’s What You’ll Need

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Drive-in movie nights have become one of our favorite things to do as a family. We get out of the house, watch a movie on a big screen and have snacks. What’s not to love? Especially if you’re prepared. Our first time we made rookie mistakes, but now we know exactly what we need. Here […]

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DIY First Period Kit

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Having the period talk and preparing our girls for menstruation is part of the #MomOfGirls journey. As you’re thinking about the conversations you’ll need to have, remember the supplies she’ll need. I wanted my girls to consider this a special thing, not awkward/cringy,  so I made a period kit that could discreetly fit in a […]

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