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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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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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Out for a quick run

Posted on 22 April, 2016 in Running Tags:

Going for a run, for me, is breathtaking in countless ways. It’s often when I find my mind is the most still. One afternoon about a month ago, I was on a paved path through some woods near my home and came upon a rather large tortoise. A sighting of this sort is not unique in […]

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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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