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How a Thank You Note Made Me More Thankful

Today I received a thank you note from a woman who lost everything in the Wine Country fires. Minutes before receiving her thank you note, it struck me how tired I was and that my body was literally aching from lack of sleep. This fatigue had caused me to spend very little time with my […]

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No Mustache, No Problem: Supporting Movember and Men's Health

No Mustache, No Problem: Supporting Movember and Men’s Health

November is the only time of year that I might tolerate my husband growing facial hair. While I’m not a fan of mustaches, beards, or goatees, I’m happy to support a good cause. By growing mustaches, Movember is an annual event to raise awareness about men’s health issues, like prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health. […]

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4 Ways You Can Help Victims of Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Happens to Everyone Regardless of your race, gender, or socioeconomic status, domestic violence is possible. On average, 20 people are physically abused by an intimate partner every minute in the United States. One in three women, and one in four men, have experienced some form of abuse in their lifetime. Chances are that […]

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Dear Friend, Tomorrow May Never Come

Dear Friend, Tomorrow May Never Come

Thank You, Dear Friend Today you reminded me how tomorrow may never come. I hate the way in which you sent the reminder. But you always were straight to the point, however tough the conversation seemed. Today, my dear friend, I will hug my babies tighter. More I Love You’s More I love you’s will be yelled […]

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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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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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In Defense of My Husband

My husband is the greatest. I’m sure many of us can say that about our spouses, but mine might actually be the best. He has a level-head, is kind, supportive, goofy, playful, warm, loving, gentle, hard-working, responsible, etc. Basically, any of the adjectives you might expect to show up next to the phrase “Greatest Husband” […]

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