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Working Mom Guilt: How to Survive with Two Bosses

When we decide to have children, we commit our life to the well-being of another. In many ways we start a new career with a new boss. This tiny little creature has you tending to their every need and will freely express their displeasure at your performance. In this new ‘career,’ we will never receive […]

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To My Mother-in-Law {In Heaven}

When we meet in heaven I have so much to tell you. I have almost two decades of successes, failures, happiness and sorrow to share. Every day. I silently catalog the important moments that you are not by our side to witness. I am eager for the day I can sit with you, hold your […]

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Day Trip to Schellville: An Insider’s Favorite Stops

Located at the very southern end of Sonoma County, Schellville is one of my favorite places. Cooled by morning fog and coastal breezes, this area is known for producing great wines. It’s also a sweet spot to spend the day. Here are my favorite places to put on your day-trip itinerary of Schellville. Eating In Schellville […]

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Surviving a Hangover: Level Mom

  Before my eyes are open the pounding begins. Not a hammer, this feels more like a chorus of jackhammers being pounded on my forehead by a 350 pound construction worker. The next thing I feel is my son savagely ripping the sheets off me in search of a hug. The attempt at a hug […]

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A Love Letter to My Son

Dear child, the moment I found out I was pregnant with you, I panicked. I finally had what I wanted for so long and yet I was terrified at the thought of becoming a mom. It took a few months for it to all sink in and for me to get comfortable with this new […]

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Summer Vacation & The Working Mom

As spring turns the hills of Sonoma electric green, I am filled with a sense of dread. I do not dread the gorgeous weather and the warm sunny days perfect for swimming. I do not dread bathing suit season (much) – it is summer vacation and the change to our schedule that keeps me up […]

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