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My Mother's Day Promise

My Mother’s Day Promise

I get frustrated A LOT.  Before I became a mother, I am pretty sure I never used to get this frustrated. I can’t help it! My 4 year-old daughter is “people-stop-us-in-the-street” adorable, but she is precocious, incredibly stubborn, verbal beyond her years and quite defiant. So yes:  IT’S FRUSTRATING!!! A few days ago, I took […]

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What I've LearnedFrom My Modern Family Mom

What I’ve Learned From My Modern Family Mom

Growing up I never knew my family was different. Looking back now through the lens of my own family, I realize that having three half brothers and two step-siblings is a veritable melting pot of temperaments, and I wouldn’t want it any other way. Why? Because I was taught how to love unconditionally. I know, […]

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What Were They Thinking-

What Were They Thinking?!

Do you ever see your child’s actions and wonder, WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?!  I have those thoughts almost every single day.  It’s only when I start to remember how ridiculous I was when I was a kid that I realize people are weird.  Not only are kids weird, but people in general are weird.  So, to […]

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First child vs. Second child

When I was pregnant with my first child I decided that I would use cloth diapers.  I also was definitely going to breastfeed and obviously make my own baby food.  I would stay at home and focus on my baby.  I didn’t buy many toys because a baby really only needs his mother and imagination. […]

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Dinosaurs inOC

Dinosaurs in SoCal

Does your kid love dinosaurs much as mine? He is a man of few words, but many of those words are ridiculously long dinosaur names that I am amazed he can pronounce! So I went on a mission to find all the places you can find dinosaurs in our area, and here is the definitive list […]

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Grief. We are all different

Grief. We are all different.

In the past few years I have seen some of the people I love dearest experience grief. More recently I experienced it myself, and it has changed me in a way I think will be forever.  I lost my dearest friend.  Life will never be the same.  And yet, I must still live. The thing […]

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Do You Know the Queen of England- (1)

English – A Translation!

When we considered leaving the UK and taking a position that gave us scope for adventure, ensuring we went to an English speaking country was top of my list. I’ve since realized that there are many subtle differences between the English I speak, and the English Americans speak. He is my translation: Crisps – these […]

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An Open Letter to My Mom Friends

A Letter to My Mom Friends

Dear Mom Friends, I think it’s time you stopped being so hard on yourselves and realized how amazing you all truly are.  You see, I’ve been watching you for the past few years and it’s come to my attention that you don’t see yourselves in the same way everyone else sees you.  In fact, the […]

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