Another Year Has Come and Gone

I love Birthdays. Seriously love them. It’s the one day of the year when you can do whatever you want, within reason, and it’s completely and totally okay. Feel like eating an entire cake? Wouldn’t recommend it, but if you want to – go for it. Want to sleep all Continue Reading

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Some Weeks are Harder Than Others: On Bedbugs, Assault and Influenza

It’s been a rough week. And there just isn’t time right now for a rough week to happen. There are gifts to be bought. Presents to be wrapped. Parties to be thrown. Cookies to be baked. Lights to be seen. And more.  But regardless of my holiday to-do list, this Continue Reading

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Confessions of an Addict

*This originally appeared in August 2015 on my blog mylifesettomusic. I came across it today and found myself motivated once again to put my phone down. I am challenging myself to be more present. More engaged. To take in my surroundings without feeling the need to reach for my security Continue Reading

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When Your Day Doesn’t Go As Planned

Have you ever felt like a hamster stuck in a wheel? Your legs are moving and you’re working hard, but you just aren’t getting anywhere? That was me yesterday. I tried to go for a run, but the heat got the best of me. Instead of the long run I Continue Reading

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This Little Lady Went to the Market

Have you ever met someone who doesn’t like the farmer’s market? I haven’t. Or at least I don’t think I have. I’ve never run across a super vocal anti-farmer’s market person ranting about how they “just can’t stand all the fresh foods being sold at the market.” I mean, does Continue Reading

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Battling Mom-Guilt

Mom-guilt. It’s a thing. I’m guessing dad-guilt is probably a thing, too. It’s a nagging, awful thing that can take over way too much mental space in a parent’s head if left unchecked. I don’t play enough. The kids are on devices too much. The food I cook isn’t healthy Continue Reading

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From Faint Lines to Motherhood

I watched as the two lines slowly appeared on the test. They were faint, yet blaring. “You’re pregnant” they screamed. I’m pregnant. Tears fell from the corners of my eyes and slid slowly down my cheeks. I could taste the salt as they traveled down to my lips. Is it Continue Reading

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Life is Crazy Good – and I’m Tired

Tired. Worn out. Burnt out. Exhausted. Stressed. When you hear these words, is there something that resonates with you? Are there days when you would hear that question and respond “Me! Me! That’s me!” I get the sense many of us are running around feeling the weight of our daily Continue Reading

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