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COE over planned summer

COE: I over-planned our summer!

The whole idea of summer break as a mom is somewhat new to me. My oldest just finished kindergarten and before that was only in preschool three half-days a week so I didn’t really get much a break anyway. But as her last few weeks of kindergarten came to a close, I started panicking about […]

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I’m a Mom AND…

A couple years ago I overheard a two-sentence conversation that really stuck with me. It went like this: Person: “What do you do?” Other Person: “I do triathlons and I’m a mom.” Um, what. Who responds like that? Clearly the answer that should have been given was simply, “I’m a stay at home mom”, right? […]

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In The Thick of It

You guys, I’m there. I’m IN IT. Smack dab in the thick of it. All of it. And the “it” sucks. It’s so much, it’s all the time, and it’s non-stop. My “it” is a combination of young children and no sleep. Maybe your “it” is building a house, getting a divorce, a ridiculous job […]

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The Greatness of the Minivan

Can I get a shout out from all the minivan driving, minivan loving, minivan living mommas out there? I mean, does anyone else realize how much of our lives as moms are spent in the minivan? No. They don’t.  Minivans are the Renaissance Men of today. If a minivan were a person, it would be […]

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