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If you are a mom, then you more than likely struggle with mom guilt. There's just no way around it. It's how we are wired. From the second those little munchkins come into this world, we can find SOMETHING...
  Being a parent is a great privilege AND an exhausting job. When you have a child with a rare disease or disability, that exhaustion doubles. As parents and caregivers, we hesitate to ask for help. We put our needs...
It was that time of year, time to complete the annual self-assessment at work. I had to develop the results that successfully summarize all the great things I did during 2020 and what I hope to achieve in 2021....
As I gathered my curling iron, gel, comb, and some clips, George said to me with laughter in his eyes, “this isn’t exactly the way I had hoped you would bond.” I then curled my sixteen-year-old stepson’s hair. Mom of...
Mamas, it has been a year. Our world is in a pandemic, and our country is pretty damn fractured, as evidenced by our most recent election results. If your social media feed looks anything like mine, things are tense and...
What happens when the magic is gone?   On December 31st, Alise cried because she would have to say goodbye to the Christmas elf, and at that moment, I realized they are growing up, and I don't know how long before...
Hi, I'm Lindsey, and I'm a recovering people-pleaser. In the realm of things to have to admit publicly, this seems relatively tame. Oooh, you're a people pleaser? Scary! As I type that, I realize that I'm attempting to deflect and downplay a...
Memories are a precious gem. I can remember almost everything. Growing up, my mother would claim I had selective memory, and to an extent, there's truth in that. #teenagers  I can remember meeting my husband for the first time, that...

I Want to be a Turtle

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If you would have told me 20 years ago that when I turned 35 years old, I would have five kids, be married, have a full-time career working for Child Protective Services, and I would be trying to maintain...

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I got bit by a dolphin. Yup. You read that right, a dolphin. We were on vacation, and someone was like, hey, let's swim with the dolphins. Which sounds great, right? When you picture it in your head, you can nearly...

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We all remember where we were that day, September 11, 2001. My husband had just dropped Daniel off at Pre-K while Zane and I were...

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