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A Moment for Maya

I didn’t know Maya Angelou. But…when I heard of her passing I sucked in a little air, and as I exhaled I said, “Oh no…” Over the years I had listened to interviews with her and sometimes heard her read her poems.  Aside from the power that lay beneath the surface of her voice, there was just something about her. Of course the fact that she was a lover of words appealed to me, but...

15 Reasons I am Grateful for Girlfriends

    Over the last two weekends, I spent time with two groups of girlfriends. One set I’ve known since we were in the fifth grade, the other set I’ve developed friendships with over the last eight years. I cannot begin to share how thankful I am to have the ladies as friends.     I am grateful for girlfriends… who are unafraid to tell me that I need a clothing intervention and graciously...

Feeling the Fear and Doing It Anyway

Have you ever done something that scares you and you wonder why you did it? Or if you were in your right mind? Or if you’re going to regret it? I did recently and I’ve gotta tell you, I still wonder if I made the right choice. In the fall of 2012 I was supposed to run the NYC Marathon. Before you get a false image of me, picture a St. Bernard running—not a greyhound.  Yeah… ok so you get the picture. As you can...

Lent: Becoming a Better Person

If you’ve read this blog, you know it is about parenting and well…so many other things.  It’s also about evolving as a person and about growth.  I always say that I am a work in progress, so for me Lent is about becoming a better person. Yesterday I got a text from a close friend asking my thoughts on how to explain Lent to an eight-year-old kid.  My response was, “Hmmmm. Give me a second.” The second turned into...

Top 5 Signs You’ve Lost Your Mojo to Mommihood

Top 5 signs you’ve lost your mojo to mommihood: 1)      You have granny panties—or even leftover maternity panties in your drawer 2)      Wearing pajamas to drop your kids off at school—or heck even pick them up—is a matter of efficiency rather than a fashion statement because you know if you wait only a few more hours then you will be “early” in terms of getting ready for bed 3)      It’s a ‘good day’ when...

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