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Back to School Essentials

10 Back to School Essentials You Might Be Forgetting

It’s not until we’re standing in the middle of Target, clutching a paper list of school supplies in our hand, mentally screaming that nothing matches what the school’s asked for, that we — as parents — realize everything we thought we knew about back to school is completely wrong. It’s never easy, and it’s never simple. […]

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My Top 10 Picks for Netflix {WITHOUT} Kids

If you’re anything like me, at the end of a long day, you need me time. This means time to reset, recharge, and remember what’s it’s like to have a second without hearing, “Mommy, can you get me … ?” Over the last few months, after I decided to “unplug” from the exponentially increasing cable bill, along […]

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Divorce Is Not A Dirty Word

I knew the moment I would get divorced. It didn’t come in moments and seconds – those I believed I could overcome. The moments he would scream the word divorce in a fit of anger, and I would hide in the bedroom until I fell asleep — were easily forgiven. The seconds when I realized […]

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For 2017, I’m Giving Myself Grace

There’s an adage I grew up hearing, one that stated March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb. The month holds a beginning of negativity, filled with blustery weather and storms. If the saying holds true, though, there will be a calmness to look forward to by the end. The year 2016, however, came in like […]

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