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The Coolest Thing that Paul Simon’s Audience Taught Me about Parenting and Grandparenting

The Coolest Thing that Paul Simon’s Audience Taught Me about Parenting and Grandparenting I went to a Paul Simon concert with a friend who hasn’t quite tapped into the forties yet. She is one of the most present people I know. She listens carefully and responds openly. Her gaze sits right between us and her […]

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AMB-Why I Choose Not To Wear Makeup

Why I Choose Not To Wear Makeup

Why I Choose Not To Wear Makeup When I wake up in the morning, my routine is quite simple. I go to the bathroom, brush my teeth and hair, wash my face, and get dressed. That’s it. This process takes me about 5-8 minutes. No mascara, no foundation, no concealer, not even lip gloss. I […]

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25 Things I Miss About My Pre-Baby Life

25 Things I Miss About My Pre-Baby Life When I mentioned to my husband that I was thinking of writing this post, he worried that it might be kind of a downer. I jokingly said that I could add a subheading/qualifier to the title. Something like, “25 Things I Miss About My Pre-Baby Life, But […]

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AMB-Raising Great Humans... Lead By Example

Raising Great Humans: Lead By Example

Raising Great Humans: Lead By Example In today’s current environment and in response to incidents such as school shootings, I see a lot of finger pointing at modern-day parenting. Our kids are too coddled, spoiled, over-indulgent. They’re not taught enough discipline, patience and respect. They don’t know how to play outside, and everyone gets a […]

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AMB-My Mom Friends dont know the real me

My Mom Friends Don’t Know The Real Me

My Mom Friends Don’t Know The Real Me I recently met up with a mom that I met on an app called Peanut. The app is billed as “Tinder for moms,” and as I never ventured into online dating it simultaneously terrifies and intrigues me. I’m not very active on it, but I logged in […]

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I Cried In The Shower Tonight….When The Dark Days Win In Special Needs Parenting

I Cried In The Shower Tonight…. When The Dark Days Win In Special Needs Parenting I cried in the shower tonight.  Now, for many of you, that’s not a big deal.  “Heck”, some of you might think, “so did I”. But for me, crying IS a big deal.  I actually cry maybe once every 12-18 […]

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Limiting Social Media About My Kids

Limiting Social Media About My Kids  We announced the birth of my son on Facebook. This was back in 2009. Living away from family and friends, it seemed the best way to share this life-changing news by announcing it from the top of the digital world. It is 2018 and the digital landscape looks very […]

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AMB-Raising Boys + Rejecting Today's Toxic Masculinity

Raising Boys + Rejecting Today’s Toxic Masculinity

Raising Boys + Rejecting Today’s Toxic Masculinity  I’ve always despised gender stereotypes, first as a girl mom who taught my daughter from birth that she was capable of conquering the world. When I learned that there were less girls in STEM, for instance, I immediately enrolled her in a STEM based summer camp. She attended […]

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