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The natural beauty of letting memories make themselves

My husband is a man of traditions. He loves them, craves them, looks forward to them, and likes to create them from scratch. We could be in the midst of something totally new, not even sure it’s a success yet, not even sure we’re going to live to see the other side, and he’ll call […]

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A letter to my daughter about loving yourself

Dear Daughter, This morning, just like every morning, you walked out of your room wearing the most gloriously mismatched outfit. You beamed with pride because you picked your clothes out all by yourself, and you loved how the colors looked on you. For you, getting dressed is pure joy, because it is a chance to […]

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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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