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Planning Date Nights Without Hiring A Babysitter     Can anyone else testify to how freaking hard it is planning date nights without hiring a babysitter? We all know that keeping date nights for your relationship is important. Because not only is communication essential to a good marriage, it is always good to get away […]
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Teaching Gender Inequality At Home Having a 4th and 7th grader at home, the topics for dinner conversations at our house are as varied as flavors of ice cream. Often, the fodder of elementary and middle school life dominates our conversations. But every now and then a topic presents itself that is not only engaging […]
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The Perfect Mother Daughter Date Having a teen girl is supposed to have all of these crazy challenges. I know that because a lot of my friends tell me how their teen is emotional, aloof and not a lot of fun to be around. This is not the case with my teen. Our only problem […]
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Five Days Into Summer We are only five days into summer. Except for packing lunches everyday, nothing else about our schedule has changed. Soccer practices, birthday parties and end of the year events still continue, although I continue to shout out “The End of The School Year Is Effing Over!” I have told myself of […]
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  • June 01, 2017
The Warfare of Motherhood. I went into motherhood completely blindsided. Oh, I planned for it. For over five years, I took my temperature, timed physical encounters with my husband and drove to get blood drawn once a month. I knew what it would take to make a baby. On a beach in Mexico, I finished […]
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