Top 9 Convos with Preschoolers

#1 SOCIAL MEDIA BOYSPLAINED E-man: Snapchat is like a bowl of food. Then you smash it up and eat it. #2 TRUTH FROM THE MOUTH OF DAUGHTERS Me: You ruined my life! Her: YOU ruined your life!! #3 NO FILTER Me: what are you doing out here? Her: I’m sad. Me: why are you sad, […]

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Please live beyond your means!

The congregational prayer was over and she was in my arms whispering “mommy, she’s cwwying” My daughter saw a woman’s tears coming down as prayers were going up for comfort. This woman could NOT wait to be a grandmother. It happened just two weeks after the parents, with joyous anticipation, had a gender-revealing party. But […]

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Q is for “Quits” | of life, risks and leadership

I never really liked risk. Well, let me rephrase that. I romanticize risk and love the idea of it. I praise the people who are risk-takers and enjoy reading about people who stubbornly dare to do great things despite the odds. I am willing to take the risk…. up until it’s time to take it. […]

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Detox Cauli Salad & ‘Buenster’ Sandwich

I am supposed to play with Aerith right now. Her dad, my heart, the time & her whine say so. But I can’t. Not until I share this with you all. We just got up from the table about 15 minutes ago and all of us were in ooh’s and ah’s. Thanks, Pinch of Yum and The […]

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Another April Birthday

I think that the older you get, the more you look at yourself and ask: WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE YOU DOING IN THE WORLD? It’s like puberty in your late twenties with only half the acne problems. And by “looking at yourself” I mean looking at everything you’re doing wrong and how So-and-So could […]

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Expect the Expected

FULL DISCLOSURE: I’m writing this after being away from my husband for over two weeks. And I’m still counting about five more days before I see him; I hope you’ll excuse any sappiness you might find laughable but…. My husband is one of those people who balances cuteness, humor and irritable spirit perfectly. I mean… […]

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My Top 10 Books of 2016

I tried really hard to put the books in the right order according to what I loved the most but a lot of them ran in a tie. I encourage everyone to read, read, read… There’s nothing that opens the mind (except traveling) more than reading. This list doesn’t include re-reads and some of the books […]

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the Day of the 15th

“December is a curse to our family” I heard my uncle say as he was taking us to that awful place. That place just a few hundred feet from his house. That awful place where it happened. The most painful memory I have, the most wretched time, the absolute…… Goodness, words fall short to describe […]

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