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I’m Up for My Annual “Mommievaluation”
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I’m Up for My Annual “Mommievaluation”

It’s the time of year for annual performance reviews at my place of work.  A chaotic time, in which we assess and assemble our successes and accomplishments over the last year, and craft the best set of words around each highlight.  After all, most if not all of this content will be used to determine […]

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Clean & Silky, But Not Quite Sweet: A Look at My August Birchbox
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Clean & Silky, But Not Quite Sweet: A Look at My August Birchbox

Have you heard about Birchbox yet? If you’re a social media geek (as I am), you’ve probably seen tweets, pins and posts about this beauty-sample-box craze. For $10 a month, you get a package of “beauty, grooming and lifestyle products.” Some of the samples go to everyone, others are selected based on the profile you can fill […]

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Help! I’ve Got a Bad Case of Baby Fever!
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Help! I’ve Got a Bad Case of Baby Fever!

I lay in bed tonight struggling with something that I have been struggling with for more than a year now.  It’s something that I think a lot of women my age go through. At least I hope they do and I hope that someone has some great advice for me. It’s a little something called […]

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A Relaxing Summer Ahead? Haha. Yeah, Right.
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A Relaxing Summer Ahead? Haha. Yeah, Right.

I always look forward to this time of year – when school wraps up for my son, the days are long and the pool is open. I think summer is going to be relaxing and I picture myself sitting in the sun with a big fruity drink, chatting with my girlfriends while our children play […]

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I Totally Failed the Grump Out, But I Think I Became a Better Mother
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I Totally Failed the Grump Out, But I Think I Became a Better Mother

I wrote a big long post on how horrendously I failed at yesterday’s Great American Grump Out. About the anticipation, the stress, the reality and ultimately, the guilt. Full of shame and sadness, I deleted that post before it was published. The truth is that even though I’m not a grump all the time, I am […]

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I Didn’t Find Time to Exercise – I Made Time
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I Didn’t Find Time to Exercise – I Made Time

I started a new job in January of this year.  Up until then I was doing Zumba two days a week and Jazzercise two – three times a week.  When I started my new job, my hours did not allow me to keep this routine.  It wasn’t until a few weeks ago that I realized […]

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