It is 9:30 a.m. on a hot summer morning in July, and I am doing the same thing I did the day before this, and the day before that, actually every day since school let out for the summer....
They say you can’t go home again, but this weekend I’ll definitely try. It’s my 20-year college reunion, and I’ve planned a full weekend in Boston. It will involve revisiting the city, my old college hangouts, and most importantly,...
We stood in the hazy blue glow of the Kansas City Aquarium on an unseasonably warm February day.  Our daughters swirled around our feet, darting from starfish to jellyfish to sea turtles. “What are you guys up to this...
Life indirectly sets us up to be friends with like-minded and age-similar people. People we grow up with, people from our classrooms, people sharing in extracurriculars -- our peers. In all these cases, those individuals are usually the same...
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I pride myself on being relatively self-sufficient. I lived on my own for a long time until I got married, so I learned how to manage finances, keep my pets alive and get my oil changed regularly. I was...
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Creating My Own Moms Group

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There's so much talk these days about "mom tribes." What does that even mean exactly?  Just for fun, I plugged the word "tribe" into Google.  Here's what I got: "a social division in a traditional society consisting of families or...
Sometimes walking in the art lined halls of a children’s school brings back the nostalgia of our own youth. Memories of friendships, young love, learning and new adventures remind us our childhood feels so long ago, and yet just...

Using Mudita to Cure FOMO

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Mudita is one of my very favorite words. A Sanskrit word with no English counterpart, mudita translates to sympathetic joy; the pleasure that comes from delighting in other people’s well-being. Doesn’t that just sound so amazing? Being happy for...
I was a mother for almost two years before I held my daughter. Though she was the first baby I held in my arms, she was not the one who made me a mother.  The one who made me...

The Mom Shame Game

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I was at the nail salon indulging in a little pedicure love with my almost four year old daughter last weekend. All was going great until my nail technician asked if my daughter was my only child. “She is!”...
Every tired mom deserves the kind of vacation where you can enjoy cocktails and girl time free from the guilt of leaving our precious little ones behind at home. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Trust me...
I became a mother on the exact same day as one of my closest friends! Exact. Same. Friggin. Day. It’s been three and a half years and I still can’t quite get over it. Honestly, it blows my mind...
We’re approaching Mothers Day, and in my almost four years of being a mother, my absolute must have no matter the age or stage of my child is my girlfriends. Whether you’re a social butterfly with friends upon friends...
Being a mother is the most wonderful, exhausting, underappreciated job. You are chef, maid, and doctor all rolled into one. Mom's are expected to be healer of all things and knower of all things and yet, children hardly ever...
Being a mom is hard. We all know it. We are bombarded from all sides on what to buy for our kids, what to feed our kids, how to feed our kids, and what methods to use to get...

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101 Things to Do This Winter

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It's no secret that this will be a long winter. Between the cold weather keeping us inside to COVID restrictions and safety considerations, the...