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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...

Life Lessons

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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...

Working Mom Woes

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Have you ever been so scared of change that you just choose not to do anything about it? That was me when it came down to having kids and a career.   I was made to be a mom, but I...
Oh, the comment section of any social media platform! Why are you such a tinderbox? Why can't I look away from your train wreck, and why, oh why, do I engage?! It's not me, it's you, and I'm done...

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So, You Want to Take Your Family Camping

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There seems to be a strict divide among vacation choices. “I’m a beach kind of girl” or “I want to stay in the city,...