The Gray Space

Yesterday, I volunteered some of my time to organize items at the children’s Consignment Sale taking place where I work. The first order of business was to organize the table housing all of the games and puzzles. As I stacked the games, I was struck by one in particular that Continue Reading

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Parenting the iGeneration

I have been thinking lately about how different the world is now from when I was a child.  What’s it like to grow up in a world where you have never experienced life without a smartphone? Or social media?   Will my children have an understanding of privacy? Of boundaries? What’s Continue Reading

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Two Sisters: One Musical

Last week, two of my daughters tried out for the elementary school production of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. On the days leading up the production, I could hear them upstairs walking back and forth with heavy feet, belting out tunes, and critiquing and encouraging one another. They were Continue Reading

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I Want to Inspire and Encourage, but Am I?

Last week I decided to take the plunge and create an Instagram account dedicated to my love of decorating. Putting together rooms brings me great joy, but I realize this isn’t the case for everyone. For some people it is daunting, overwhelming, not practical and completely unnecessary. And for many Continue Reading

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One Scenario: Two Reactions

This morning, I awoke to the sound of my husband’s shoes hitting the hardwood floors. Clippity Clop. Clippity Clop. I opened my eyes, stretched my arms and slowly made my way out of bed and into the start of a brand new day. The calendar was full, but that would Continue Reading

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Confessions of a Cruddy Sports Mom

Last week I received a text that confirmed something I have known for awhile – I’m a cruddy sports mom. Anyone out there feeling me? This post is for all of you who get excited when the forecast calls for rain on game night, and this post is for all Continue Reading

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Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

Have you ever done something that was out of your comfort zone? My guess is more than likely, at one time or another, you have. Maybe it was traveling by yourself for the first time? Or going into your first job interview? What about having your first baby? Or the Continue Reading

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Skating Toward Plan C

Have you ever set out to do something and it didn’t turn out the way you planned? I would have to imagine so. That’s just part of living. Isn’t it? That’s why we say things like, “Go with the flow” and “Roll with the punches.” For example, you’re getting ready Continue Reading

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Ladies, Let’s Do This

Ladies, it’s time to start building each other up. What if instead of criticizing, comparing and judging, we got into the habit of complimenting, holding our heads high, owning who we are and lifting each other up? I’ve seen it all too often in my life and I’m not without Continue Reading

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Silencing the Joy-Stealing Monster Within

Last week, my baby started kindergarten. This means not only has my son started a new chapter in his life, but I have as well. For the past 12 years, I have had someone at home with me the majority of the time. Suddenly, I find myself living in the Continue Reading

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