Hair Don’t

One of the most challenging parts of being a 40-something mother of 5 is trying to show the world how hip and cool I still am without making a fool of myself in the process. This week I’m failing miserably… and learning to appreciate hats!  Here’s what happened.  I saw this really cool hairstyle on […]

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Step-Son Once Removed

What would you call him?  He’s the half-brother of my step-son.  For today we’ll call him “C”.  I’ve never been good at figuring out distant family connections, like 2nd cousins twice removed.  Now, add to those complexities all this blended family craziness and you’ll have our house last weekend. Here’s the deal.  My husband’s first […]

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3 Myths about the Big Finish

Many times in life we set out in pursuit of something, believing that once we achieve the goal we will be finished with the struggle.  I think we need to change our expectations, because the truth is, we’re never finished.  Success is an ever-changing process. Here are 3 big examples: WEIGHT LOSS – 7 years […]

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What’s in your Blender?

“Blended” family… sounds so nice doesn’t it?  Always made me think of a smoothie.  We were going to add some yummy fruit, some juice or yogurt, maybe a little something sweet.  Yep, that’ll be our family, all beautifully blended together. Then reality sets in.  You get married and realize that you don’t get to pick […]

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There is Hope

Easter is such a lovely holiday.  Everyone dressed in their spring colors, looking so sharp and ready to celebrate one of my favorite things HOPE.  As our blended family gathers on Easter morning I wonder what expectations each of the kids have for this day.  Do they believe in the Easter bunny?  Are they disappointed […]

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Date Night

My man took me dancing last night!  There’s just no feeling like it.  His strong arms leading me around the dance floor.  The way I cue him gently if we get too close to another couple.  Hearing him sing along in my ear.  It reminds me of why we’re a good couple.  Not that we […]

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Long Distance Families

You’ve heard of LDR’s (Long Distance Relationships) and people say they never work.  So why do we think it’s any easier for a child and a parent to have a Long Distance Family? When I got divorced, I remember thinking it was strange that there was a section in the paperwork dedicated to whether or […]

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Sincerely Yours, The Breakfast Club

              Photo by The Kobal Collection Still of Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy and Anthony Michael Hall in The Breakfast Club (1985) When is the last time you watched The Breakfast Club?  I watched it last night for the first time in probably 20 years, and yes, I can still quote the […]

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The Guilt Game

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One thing I’ve noticed about being a working mom is that it comes with a heaping helping of guilt.  There have been times I’ve felt guilty leaving work early to pick up my kids from school, and times I’ve felt guilty for asking someone else to pick them up while I was busy at work.  […]

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