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My Love/Hate Relationship with Santa

My oldest daughter, soon to be 8 years old, sipped her hot cocoa thoughtfully, the white lights of our Christmas tree reflected in her dark blue eyes. She watched me wrestle awkwardly with the star on top. “You know what I really want this year?”  ”What’s that?” I asked from within the pine needles, thinking […]

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Making Family Memories at a Music Festival

I went to my first music festival as a carefree 20-something. It involved camping, no showers for three days, and scenes from port-a-potties I’ll never forget (it was as bad as you’d imagine). We had a blast, but I never thought I’d agree to another festival — never mind at age 40, with children.  But […]

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It Ain’t All Rainbows and Matching Pajamas :: The Truth Behind One Mom’s Facebook Posts

Social media can make you feel bad. You’ve probably read this somewhere; maybe you’ve even experienced it for yourself. Trolling Facebook late at night, spying the grand ol’ times everyone else is having. Fantastic vacations, precious puppies, reunions with familiar faces. In the words of Mindy Kaling, “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?” And I’m […]

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