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Super Woman to Super Mom

One of my most crippling attitudes is the super woman one.  Maybe you’ve experienced that?  A lot of baggage comes along with the “mom” job title.  Baggage I didn’t even know I carried!  I came into this tightly holding on to all that made me “me” before having kids.  I held the belief that I needed to “prove” to myself […]

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Marcia, Marcia Marcia: The Misunderstood Middle Child

“Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!” — Jan Brady, the middle and often cantankerous daughter from the long running 70’s television series, The Brady Bunch  However, Jan Brady is more than an iconic character, she has become the poster child/stereotype for middle children in America. Jan, throughout the long running television series and then 90’s movie franchise, is portrayed […]

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Getting Over Yourself

While recently talking to a good friend, we both lamented how now, in our late thirties, we’re doing things that younger versions of ourselves would never have considered. I’m knitting, she’s cross-fitting. In our younger years were very busy being non-conformists and while we didn’t know each other then, have found that we were basically […]

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The Hood or the Heart?

You’ve probably heard people discuss the entertaining differences between babies and their birth order.  There are three of us in my immediate family. My dad always referenced how the pacifier was treated.  He said that with the first child, it was lovingly sterilized when dropped.  With the second (me!), it was washed off under water […]

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I Wish You Knew Me Before I Was a Mom

Last week I was rushing to get the kids ready for school, frantically making breakfasts and lunches, barking orders at everyone, including the barking dog, and I had to take pause and think for a minute – “Is this the way my kids are always going to remember me?  As a screaming basketcase?  Will they […]

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