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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you hustling mamas out there! I knew that I wanted to blog today but seriously could not focus on one topic. I was all over the place with my thoughts this past week so this morning I decided to journal throughout the day and just see what comes to be. So here we go … I vividly remember being preggy with Maddi and wondering, worrying and dreaming about what type of mom I was going to be. Was I going …

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My Un-Mother’s Day Mother’s Day

I’m sure most of you can relate to holidays being more stressful than relaxing. Carting tired kids around to multiple stops. Making sure you see everyone and that nobody feels left out. I am very grateful and blessed that we have family nearby. I wouldn’t want it any other way. But there’s good and bad to everything, right? Running around on special occasions often means I sacrifice what I’d really like to do with my limited time. This year on Mother’s Day I was chaperoning …

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I Have Two Words for My Son’s Stepmom

For the last five years, we have followed a court-ordered visitation schedule for my 17 year old son Oscar. Every other weekend and alternating holidays, Oscar spends with his biological father, his stepmom, and his two (soon to be three) half brothers. Oscar’s biological father and I don’t get along. I send him texts or emails when he needs to be informed of things but if I need a response, I communicate directly with his wife. I don’t remember exactly how it happened, but it’s …

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Mother-In-Love

I’ve been writing and rewriting this blog because this does not do justice to how influential and blessed I was to have Kristine as my mother-in-law.  So here it goes … Daughter-In-Love You were like a daughter coming into my life When my son married you and you became his wife.   Your gift of love to me makes me think of you always As my daughter-in-love to cherish and to praise. But poetry can’t convey affection deep and real; Some things there are in …

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Brunching like a Mother

When C and I bought our first house five years ago one of the things we were most looking forward to was hosting holidays.  We love to entertain and the idea of filling our home with delicious food and the people we loved seemed exactly what home ownership should be.  Over the years we’ve added a few holidays, but the first big event we’d hosted in our new home was Mother’s Day Brunch.   I am a sucker for brunch.  Sweet, savory, gooey, crunchy, fruit, …