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Not Ready Yet To Go All The Way Grey
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Not Ready Yet To Go All The Way Grey

The flecks of grey started to appear in my early twenties. That seemed a bit ahead of schedule. The grey onslaught started slow enough, just a strand here and there, something my mom would point out with a slightly wry smile when I’d return to the nest. She’d say I […]

OK, Google Let’s Make Home Life Better
Parenting Blog

OK, Google Let’s Make Home Life Better

There’s a line in a Wolf Parade song that goes, “I’m not in love with the Modern World”. In many ways, this lyric serves as a mantra of mine because so much of what the modern world delivers is trivial and an absolute time suck but now when I say […]

A Bottle To Battle Cold and Flu Season
Parenting Blog

A Bottle To Battle Cold and Flu Season

There’s probably a bottle of Clorox® Regular-Bleach sitting in your laundry room right now. We’ve all got one; I think they must come standard when you buy a home. Maybe your bottle is covered in a layer of dust because you only grab it for the occasional laundry load. That’s […]

More Minutes To Live The Life You Want + A Great Clips Gift Card Giveaway
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More Minutes To Live The Life You Want + A Great Clips Gift Card Giveaway

I’ve got a decent amount of free time. I’m lucky that way, really lucky, and I don’t take it for granted, but that doesn’t mean I’m cool with tossing away precious minutes sitting in traffic, waiting in lines or queuing in lobbies. Nope. Nope. Nope. I run my life with […]

Rebuilding Our Backyard of Fun Together
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Rebuilding Our Backyard of Fun Together

Before we bought our first house, we looked at one house, this house. One of the reasons we bought the very first house we looked at some 13 years ago was its massive fenced-in backyard. We were still years away from becoming parents but it didn’t take too much in […]

Tips For Being (and Staying) Authentic Online
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Tips For Being (and Staying) Authentic Online

Maybe you heard the news about the mom blogger who recently #ragequit the mom blogging world and whizzed on her entire profession and community in the process. Yeah, that was super crappy but that mom seems to have forgotten what it means to be authentic online or maybe she never […]

The Top Sleep Tips From A Family Travel Jet Setter
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The Top Sleep Tips From A Family Travel Jet Setter

When you’re a family traveling jet setter like me, you have to be able to grab some sleep anywhere, anytime, and at a moment’s notice. Thankfully, I’m napping nobility. Whether I’m lounging on a fleet of bicycles in Barcelona, leaning up against a wall after a run or out cold […]

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts From The Seat of Your Pants
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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts From The Seat of Your Pants

I had just strolled into my oldest brother’s bedroom when I smelled the smoke. My feet barely brushed the fabric of the carpeted steps as I bolted downstairs, calling out to my mom. Fire wasn’t something I was accustomed to being afraid of, but my 13-year-old brain knew something wasn’t […]

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