It Won’t Last Forever

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This pandemic? It won't last forever. Homeschooling your kids? It won't last forever. Working full-time from home while overseeing insane virtual school schedules? It won't last forever. We're living in intense times. We -- moms especially -- are being stretched in ways we haven't been...
Single parenting in general can be tough. I talk a lot of things over with my married coworkers and some of them remind me that having a spouse doesn’t always make things easier. While I know they mean well, their...
The holiday season has always been my most favorite time of year. Starting with Thanksgiving, my birthday, Christmas and going through New Year’s Day, I love the time spent with family, the decorations and overall glee of this time...
When I was pregnant with my first baby - my daughter, Mackenzie - I remember browsing Pinterest boards with the soft muted nurseries and the beautiful flat lays of tutus and bows and the bushel of soft blankets that...
The oft' repeated woe of parenting is that children do not come with a training manual. There is never just one right way to raise a child. We parent according to our instincts and our personalities. A million books have been...

I’ll Be in the Tub

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The only thing separating me from the chaos of the day was a thin, wrinkled piece of white cotton hanging dutifully from the shower bar.Spilled (purple) grape juice. Math problems no one in the house could solve....
This year has been the year of unexpected twists, turns, and chaos. Every month seems to bring a new challenge to add to the long list of reasons we are all done with 2020 and ready to close this...
The Presidential election is upon us.  I decided to vote early this year, and I took my boys with me. Fortunately, we got lucky, and the line wasn't too terribly long. That meant the wait, with two young boys in...
Fall is all around us, and I can't help but smile at the thought.  Summer is by far my favorite season. I mean...two words: the beach! But, I would say that fall is definitely my second favorite season. I love...
Once upon a time I had two “friends” who were pretty obsessed with making snide remarks about women who don't work; as in, being a mom was not a "real" job. They would brag about their Bachelors degrees in...
Six months ago I went from working in a box (aka a cubicle) for 15 years to suddenly working from the comfort of home. It was literally a dream come true for me, minus the pandemic, of course. In...
On a scale of one to ten everyone hopes to be speaking around the volume level of a five. Maybe a seven when drinking with friends, and animatedly telling a story. Lately, I find myself at a zero or...

Finding The Good

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One of my children is more naturally a pessimist than the other. This child can go to a birthday party, happy to be surrounded with friends and games, living it up, and then on the way home say, "That...
Fall is officially upon us and I am excited! It’s my favorite season! I love the sweet and spicy aromas, the gradual departure of overbearing heat, and watching the foliage outside my window turn golden and scarlet. Fall is...
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Columbia Mom EATS :: The Corner Blend

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The first time I went to Soda City Market I kept seeing people walk by with these AMAZING looking fruit bowls. I eventually stopped...

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