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Spiritual Sunday

Spiritual Sunday Just over a year ago, I stopped going to mass.   I went every single Sunday for my entire life (literally every single Sunday).  Mass became an absolute chore as opposed to a blessing. The sermons were meaningless and all that was homilized was that nobody went to church (literally preaching to the choir).  I shed my Irish Catholic guilt and decided that I could tolerate the wrath and shame that my Mom was going to lay on thick. I took a break, and …

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The Hidden Meanings Behind a Weekend in Michigan

I recently went to my cousin’s lake house in Michigan with my mom and my daughter for a girls’ weekend. We had an amazing time and I came home relaxed and refreshed. We did a lot of fun things; but it was more than what we did that made it so special. Our agenda, while full – my cousin is a person after my own heart – was nothing particularly out of the ordinary. Yet each event carried emotion and meaning for me. What we …

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Put Your Hands Up!

You know those little lies we tell our kids…the ones we tell for a ‘good’ reason? My ‘good’ reason started with the Demon at Six Flags when my son Oscar was about 8. Oscar was comfortable with rides and rollercoasters but stated on the drive to Six Flags he’d go on anything except rides that went upside-down. I’m the mom and I knew better. I knew he could handle it and he’d love it. So while we neared the line for the Demon, Oscar pointed …

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Surviving a Toddler Road Trip

Let me be the first to say, I’m not what you’d call tech savvy. It’s a little embarrassing considering our office is prime with innovators, forward thinkers and straight up geniuses when it comes to getting things done better, faster and cooler.  My response when someone says, ‘have you tried this app yet?’ is often, ‘nope.’ It’s not that I don’t love technology or use it to my full advantage in the workplace, it’s more that when I’m home, I’m unplugging and just living a …

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Flying Southwest Airlines with Food Allergies

When my three were younger, we took all our vacations by car. To me it was easier to throw our umbrella strollers, pack and plays, etc. in our own car, drive to our location, and have a car once we arrive to get around in. Plus, road trips were how my husband and I travelled when we were younger, and we have fond memories. Last summer I travelled to Seattle (for a party celebrating the completion of Danny Dover’s bucket list), Denver for my sister-in-law’s …

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Packing Schmacking!

Let’s start here! Who hates packing? Me, me, me, me, me! No Momma has time for packing! But let me tell you, take a little time, and you will be on your way to enjoying your trip to it’s fullest. As much as I HATE PACKING, I have to follow it with, I am really good at it! It’s just one of those things that I had to master. I had to take it by the reins and master it, or it was going to …