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Savoring summer with a cherry on top

What’s the magic in summer? Is it the sense of calm that comes from freedom to slow down a smidge? Or maybe it’s the bottled up excitement for a week at the beach that cannot get here soon enough. We enjoy longer days to fill up with dips in the pool and dripping ripe watermelon. […]

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One word to make 2017 worth it

So I just have to ask…how’s that New Year’s resolution going? Maybe you intentionally did not make one because you know from years past how that story ends. You might have read how I wasn’t big on New Year’s resolutions and evidence proves the rest of you aren’t either. A small piece of the pie […]

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33rd birthday gift to myself :: A happily ever right now

There’s an unmistakable veil of electric excitement wrapped around my daughter’s almost four year-old self. She bunny hops through the house chattering about her Little Mermaid birthday pool party that despite all of her inquiries is not quite happening tomorrow. She meticulously lays out her shiny purple and green swimsuit in agreement that we are […]

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10 minutes a day to untangle

I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions. Honestly, I found them slightly annoying while I aimlessly searched for an open treadmill across the sea of the brand new avid gym-goers. Here it is August and I am forever grateful that I sweetened that sour taste for new beginnings that happen to have a January 1 […]

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My vision of success as a parent changed in an airport terminal

“Well adjusted” was my goal out of the gates. I wanted to raise an adaptable little human with a mild mannered disposition. “Start as you intend to go on,” was the quote that I had on replay. I had her sleeping through the night in her crib and was able to soothe her back to […]

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It’s ok to change course

  “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammad Ali   This morning was a tough one. My arms were filled to the brim. Two backpacks, two lunch boxes, two nap mats (one with a broken strap), one rather awkward plastic-wrapped bale of size 3 diapers, and one […]

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How Ironman trained me for momhood

The word “triathlete” is near the top of the list that defines my second decade on this Earth. Good or bad – it became who I was to myself. I was unreachable between the hours of 5 and 7 am on weekdays and 7 to 11 am (or later) on the weekends remaining dedicated to my […]

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Lucky 7 :: Marking another year well-loved

Today makes seven. Seven years since we said “I do.” The day truly was all we hoped and planned. Man, did we ever plan! One cannot, however, plan for screeching sound system interruptions or the DJ playing the wrong version of Jason Mraz’s I’m Yours for the first dance. But the essential parts were all […]

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And so it begins with a half-year crisis

In August 2015, I experienced what I call a half-year crisis. My last baby, as I had come to refer to him as in my heart, turned six months. This being my second parenting rodeo, I was hyper aware of the time slipping by with each new solid food introduction. It was as if someone had placed […]

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