Feelings

Overcoming a Stutter

Overcoming a Stutter

Did…did…did…I stutter?  Yep, I just did that.  Just admit it.  It might be a little daunting when one cannot get their words out however when it is a child then it kind of hurts your heart a little. And there is stigma to stuttering. That famous quote (Breakfast Club, The Office, etc) resonates in our […]

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soul sister

I Found My Soul Sister

I may have gained a sister through marriage, but she’s way more than just my husband’s sister to me. She’s my soul sister. We are sister wives…that don’t share a husband. But, we pretty much share everything else. I feel like we are raising our kids together as one. There are collectively 5 kids between […]

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#momstrong

#Momstrong Stronger Than You Realize

“You are stronger than you realize!”  This “mantra” was exclaimed to me countless times by the well-meaning midwife as I attempted to master what really should be physiologically impossible and push something the size of a watermelon out of something the size of a lemon. And I get it, literally billions of women have done […]

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magical Christmas

It’s More Magical Than You Realize

The Christmases of my childhood were nothing short of magical. They were perfect, truly.   When I envision the Christmases spanning from circa 1986 through circa 1992 (that’s “circa” age 5 to “circa” age 11) I picture…Hallmark.  Or, Pottery Barn Christmas Catalogue.  Magical.   We lived in Florida for a good portion of my growing […]

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Christmas Blues

10 Steps to Combat the Christmas Blues

Jingle jingle jingle, can you hear that jingling? … Um no, no I don’t. Tis the season to be jolly. Well…not always. This has been me as I approach this Christmas season. I am recovering from my recent mastectomy and just feeling a bit blue. Completely abnormal for me, I am the celebration, over the […]

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winter-is-coming

Winter Is Coming! And Virus After Virus. What Do Moms Do?

As moms, I wonder how we survive sick season. I mean we already have treasured, minimal, light sleep…So add in a sick kid or two, then what?  When kids are sick we can pretty much expect to skip several showers in a row, our hair will get sticky and tangled, deodorant…what deodorant? We have like […]

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tantrums and wine

‘Tis the Season for Tantrums and Wine!

Christmas season is my FAVORITE time of year!!! I love the obnoxiousness of the sights and sounds, the over indulgence of holiday garb, treats, and eats, the parties, the ugly sweaters, the occasional Texas cold snap, and the crammed calendars. And I looove taking my kids to all the light shows, the Santas, and over-rated […]

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Chrismukkah Kid

Raising a Chrismukkah Kid as a Hanukkah Mom

The holidays are a time of magic. Being stuck inside a warm house with family, watching movies about magic and family as lights twinkle down the block feels like holiday time to me. I grew up loving Christmas and all of its magic, but not celebrating it. I’m Jewish, and instead, my family gave me […]

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