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Involuntary Simplicity: A Spring Break Tale

As 2016 began, I was knee-deep in my goals of slowing down + simplicity. I had begun an online course entitled A Simple Year, started a daily yoga regimen and even checked out a Pema Chodron book from the library. I had whittled down my wardrobe to only what I actually wore, jettisoned many other […]

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fun runs and more

Spring Time Road Runs, 5ks, and More in Wine Country

March 26th NOVATO: 8:00 a.m. Lucky Run 5K & 10K The race course begins and ends at the Hamilton YMCA, 3 Hamilton Landing, in Novato. The 5K runners/walkers will traverse throughout the old Hamilton Coast Guard Housing area. The 10K course runners/walkers will also traverse throughout the old Hamilton Coast Guard housing area and continue along […]

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I Used to Hate Mommy Tribes…Until I Found My Own

  Mom Friends are Hard to Come By Want a hard truth? Here it is… when you become a mom you do not automatically fit into a mommy mold or by default become accepted into a Mommy Tribe. Women are harsh critics of one another and having children does not end the criticisms. After my eldest […]

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getting pretty

A Day In the Life {Single Working Mama of One}

4:00 a.m. (ballpark)- A crying, somehow naked toddler crawls into my bed. Because she has wet hers. We get up and go to the bathroom and then snuggle in.  6:30 a.m.- Said toddler grabs my face and starts kissing me awake! She then makes the most adorable attempt at ‘knock-knock’ jokes. I cuddle and plead […]

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An Introvert’s Guide to Rocking Motherhood

*** Us introverts are having a bit of a moment, aren’t we? From bestselling books to silly memes to snarky apparel, suddenly, being quiet is cool.  I’ve always needed a hefty bit of time alone to feel my best. Give me a couple of free hours and I will happily putz around, alone, maybe cleaning, […]

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