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Middle School Blues

That feeling is all too familiar. Sitting at a desk with those hard plastic or wooden chairs for almost an hour, attempting to contort your body into a semi-comfortable position. That’s middle school for you. 

 

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Being Intentional

I used to work a full-time corporate job as a web developer. It was never my plan to have that job, it just kind of happened. While I don’t regret that entry on my resume, it never really felt right. For years I fought the uneasy feeling that it wasn’t the career for me. The money was good and I liked my co-workers, so I decided I would just make do.  more

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An Apple a Day

It seems like there's a new miracle superfruit popping up everywhere these days. Açaí, anyone? I picked up some baby food for my daughter last week and I found one that was made with aronia berry. I had never even heard of that! I had to look it up when I got home. more

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Blissful Ignorance?

I’m an avid researcher and Googler, so I’ve surprised myself with the extent I avoid reading about parenting in relation to my own child. I don’t live in a special mom bubble where I don’t let any information in. However, I tend to avoid any and all parenting books if I can help it. more

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Good Intentions

To judge other parents and how they raise their children is unfair, but often second nature. It’s oh so simple to say how you would have handled something when you are an outsider looking in. Well, I’m here to apologize to every parent i’ve silently judged or thrown an all-knowing glance in their direction.  more

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15 Things

In honor of the upcoming new year, I thought of 15 things I’d share with my younger self. I’ll also pass some on to my daughter when she’s old enough, though she may just roll her eyes at me and say, “Moooommmm!" more

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Time (Management) Waits for No One

I had lofty aspirations to have the most productive Thanksgiving holiday ever. While I wouldn’t trade all the family, friends, fun and food from the last few days, I’m currently spending my Sunday evening picking up the slack from all the work I didn’t get to. more

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Teaching Kindness

I am far removed from the days of my childhood when I was teased for being too skinny, too tall or too awkward. I’m somewhat ashamed to admit it took me years to get over the complexes I developed from being teased by other kids. The unfortunate reality is, words can and do hurt.  more

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