Tag: Mom Life

Entering the Trenches: How an Introvert Finds Mom-Friends

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Human interaction is a peculiar and complex exchange, or so thinks my introverted self. It requires listening, responding, making appropriate eye contact, and catching...

What Raising a Free-Bird Has Taught Me

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We will all get to the point in life that we must let our children go. Most times that comes when they leave home...

This School Year Will Be Challenge, Not a Problem

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I have actively chosen to move through this year as a challenge instead of a problem and it has been monumental for my mental...

Don’t Mess up the Kids

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Does anyone else have this as a parenting goal? I’d love to spare my children some (or all) of the suffering I’ve experienced but...

Solo Bathroom Trips and Other Mom Dreams Come True

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Mother’s Day is in the rearview mirror now. For a lot of us, that means another trip around the sun before we receive any...

Confessions of a Morning Person {Things I Do Before 8AM}

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Here's the truth: I'm a Morning Person. Not a "morning person." A Morning Person. I pop out of bed, chipper and happy and ready...

An Old Van is Good for the Soul

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I adore my thirteen-year-old van. While she is nothing more than a huge hunk of machinery, she has become an integral part of our...

Divorced Dating Really Sucks

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If you think motherhood is lonely, try doing motherhood without a spouse. It sucks. Sitting side by side watching ‘Parks and Recreation’ re-runs while...

Breaking Into a New Social Circle, Real Housewives-Style

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So a few months ago my family and I moved for the first time in over 12 years. The move was small, geographically-speaking, only...

When Doing Your Best Just Doesn’t Feel Good Enough

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If you’ve read any of my posts before (Paradise Found, You're Gonna Miss This), I am not shy about the expectations I had for...