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Me, Myself, and Wine

Me, Myself, and Wine

I’m as guilty as any. I love wine. A nice, large glass of cabernet or malbec at the end of a long, hard day of mommin’ is sometimes the only thing that gets me through. I love the rich flavors, the feeling of finally being able to relax, and doing something adult in the midst […]

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D.I.Y Christmas Memories

D.I.Y. Christmas Memories

As a young girl, nothing was more fun than decorating our family’s Christmas tree. Excited and eager, I couldn’t wait to peek inside the worn cardboard boxes that held the ornaments my parents had collected over the years. Each ornament was a treasure crafted by my sisters or me. A brown felt gingerbread man stuffed with […]

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The Sweet Tradition of Cinnamon Rolls

Two weeks ago at my side of the family’s annual ThanksChristmasGiving get-together, my mom asked a group of us daughters and daughter-in-laws what we were planning on doing with our families in the weeks preceding Christmas. I have elaborate plans to organize one space every day, so I was sharing those and getting good feedback […]

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The Gift of Self-Expectation

Every person’s soul is an original, composed of diverse constituents that are essential to whom we really are. Naturally, we are bound to what we are destined to be, and although we may take alternate routes, eventually we become enlightened to whom we really are. Think of it like this: we were dropped down on […]

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When you give TOO much

When You Give TOO Much

It’s the week after Thanksgiving and you’ve recovered enough from your turkey and stuffing-induced coma that you decide it’s time to put up the Christmas tree. Excited for that day of making family memories while you trim the tree, you start to wonder how you can squeeze it in between the piles of toy clutter that swamp the […]

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A Few of My Favorite (Pregnancy) Things

As I (and several of my CMB cohorts) near the home stretch of our current pregnancies, I’ve been thinking about how different this round has been than pregnancy with my first bambino. Maybe I’m used to the exhaustion that is parenting a wild and crazy toddler boy and just don’t have the time (or energy) […]

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