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You know those days that seem most challenging? And your reaction to all of it is less than perfect? Those are the days the little angel on my shoulder screams GET OUTSIDE! And she is always right. For me, time in nature is like a yoga class or a hug from my mom. It allows me [...]
With a little boy full of energy, I was grateful when age three came around. That magical age meant he was old enough to channel that energy into activities. As a coach's kid, he was excited to be able to start sports at the local YMCA. We signed him up for soccer that fall and [...]
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When our backyard is covered with sweet violets, my most favorite season has come: Spring! My sons pick flowers, decorate them in a petite vase or a toy teapot, and host an afternoon tea party with friends and stuffed animals. At the party, our special sweet treat is served: homemade sweet violet cookies! When spring [...]
"Just one more chapter? PLEASE?!?!" It's a little after 8pm, which is a little after the typical bedtime for my 6-year-old. But this book is getting better and better with each page, and it would be unfair to stop at a cliffhanger. My son quickly agrees to my request. "Okay, mama. One more chapter." This [...]
Today marks a milestone. I’m officially 39 weeks pregnant with my first child –a boy! There were so many times during this pregnancy when I thought I might not ever get to this point. To be honest, I’m a little in shock still that I’m nearing the end. Some days, it still feels like I [...]
“How did this get dirty?” “Practice is when?” “Who left the seat up?” “Where did all this laundry come from?” Ah…. The life of a boy mom. Prior to having my one and only, full of energy, definitely all boy 10-year-old, there really wasn’t anything about my life that told me I was equipped to [...]