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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Camping Party

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(archived from Mar. 10, 2013) Time to blog while I can still feel the Dirt Cake inspired sugar rush coursing through my veins. I’m not usually the creative birthday theme type of mom.  Actually I’m more the “what can we do to make the day special without me having to pay to entertain all your […]

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Bedrooms and Bacon

(archived from Mar. 9, 2013) It’s no secret that blended family dynamics can be tricky.  We find it especially challenging trying to navigate “fair” with the kids that don’t live in our home full time. Bedrooms were a big hurtle that I’m excited to say after a mere 6 months, we have finally cleared.  Here’s […]

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Suicide Prevention

(archived from Mar. 5, 2013) Last week a 7th grade boy in a nearby middle school committed suicide.  As the mother of a 7th grade boy I find myself wondering about this boy’s parents. First of all my heart breaks for the way they must be suffering. But I also can’t help but wonder if there were […]

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Love is in the Air

(archived from Feb. 14, 2013) I must admit, I love Valentine’s Day!  Guess I’m a sucker for all the mushy love stuff.  And this year I figured out that my husband is too. Apparently last year I made the mistake of thinking that I didn’t need to get him a Valentine gift.  Honestly I figured […]

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