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A Happy Mother Quote
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Why you work, mama?

Recently my oldest, curious and sweet, asked me, “why you work mama?” as we were getting ready for bed.  Every night we play, read, talk about how our days were and then after he climbs in bed he likes to ask questions. That night was no different.  Asking why vampires have to cough into their elbows, if the bats will get him, what happens to bad guys and then BAM. Although his question was literal and out of sheer curiosity, as they always are, it …

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All About Compliments; Including the Best One I Ever Received

I have been fortunate to have received quite a bit of feedback over the years —and given the overthinking, analytical person I am — it replays often over and over in my head. Feedback – I welcome all of it — good and bad — because I’d rather talk about authentic things (even if it stings!) rather than waste time on bullshit small talk. Anyway, about 4 years ago, I received some feedback that has since carried the distinction of being the best compliment I’ve …

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This Roller Coaster of a Life

I recently had one of those days with a really high high, and then later the same day it plunged to a low low. I can’t say I enjoy these days; I’m more of an even keeled, keep it in the middle kind of person. My high came first. I have a family history of breast cancer, so every year I get a diagnostic mammogram. I started getting these at the age of 30. It’s nice to get the results right away, and breath a …

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Friday Night Confessions

I have a couple confessions to make.  First, we are almost two weeks into the new year and I haven’t been sticking to my resolutions already!  Ugh! I really wanted to make myself start asking for what I need, for what I want, and I’m not going to lie to you, I have been kind of a chicken shit about it.  I think we have established a safe space here, so we need to be real with each other. I am, however, going to keep …

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Pause.

Where do I begin, simply with this blog and more complicated with my career.  Pause.   Let me catch you up.  My position at Dealer Inspire was eliminated.  This did not catch me off guard but nonetheless a slight punch to my ego. Long story short, Dealer Inspire was an extremely successful start-up thanks to a one of a kind dynamic leader and a diverse bunch of super intelligent hard working individuals that positioned us to be acquired by Cars.com.  Fast forward eighteen months, both Human …

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A.S.K.

First, Happy New Year!  I can not believe we have entered a new decade and its 2020!  And, yes, it is a new decade; I am sorry but if you’re one of the assholes that feel like the new decade doesn’t start until 2021 then we can’t be friends.  This year feels even that much more significant to me because I graduated high school in 2000; the year of Vitamin C graduation song. It is really causing some even harder reflection of where I am …

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2020…Vision and Wishes

New Year’s resolution, a year in review, actually… a decade in review. That’s what I am seeing all over my news feeds. I see that some are saying it sucked! I saw a meme with a bag of stinky garbage kicking 2019 to the curb! And then there were others rejoicing in all that the 10’s had to offer! Feeling the peaks and valleys like….break-ups, divorces, weddings, proposals, engagements, the bachelor, RHW drama, politics, fighting, loving, babies, magic, dreams…..the “ups and downs of life”. Did …

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T’was the Morning After Christmas

T’was the morning after Christmas…. and what should you do? The answer is easy! Jump in your car and head to the nearest Walgreens, CVS, Target etc and look for the health and beauty gift section. Just like wrapping paper, decorations, and holiday candy, anything packaged as a holiday gift set will be half off or more, the day after Christmas. If you have loved ones who are in need of cologne sets, perfume sets or shower gel sets, definitely use the morning of December …

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Note To Self

Christmas time to me brings so many feels.  The older I get, the faster time seems to pass.  How many times do Facebook memory reminders pop up, especially around the holidays, showing us our precious moments from years ago.  The pictures capture a moment, but that may not tell the whole story. I have started a tradition with my family that I would love to share with you.  Every year, after Christmas and presents and all the merriment is over; when I am getting ready …

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Gift Giving Guide for Kids who Need Nothing

Tis the season for giving, but let’s not go overboard, especially for kids (like mine) who have more than enough.  You wouldn’t know it if you visited my house, but I consider myself to be a minimalist. I believe everything has a place and countertops are meant to be free of clutter. I’m also a lover of experiences and memories rather than things. However, I’m outnumbered 5 to 1 in my house and they all like things. And while I don’t like all the things, …