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We Are Alive

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Let me set the scene: Around 6:00 p.m. on Saturday night. Month six-ish or so of the pandemic. The last adult beverage in our house in my hand. Lights off in the basement except for my daughter's battery-operated camping...
When I first started driving, I had two options for what to drive: my mom's Honda Civic, which was a 5-speed, or my dad's automatic transmission...a Ford Aerostar minivan. I remember when he came home with that minivan a few...
Ok, ladies (all the ladies)…sorry for the delay with this second installment of going out as a mom (around 40) in Columbus. It took me a long time to compile this list because I was very busy doing my...
I've read a few blog posts recently referencing the authors' startling and unexpected desire to have a second, third or fourth baby once their oldest nears his seventh birthday. Well, this is NOT that type of post. It IS a...
I just had a baby, and we are already celebrating a year! How does that even happen?! They say time flies when you're having fun! Well, it also flies when you're running on fumes because you’ve gotten very little...
Last month I shared some tips on how to eat for energy.  This month, I am switching gears and sharing some tips on how to eat for sleep.   Full disclosure: There is NO food on this planet that will...
“Enjoy it because it will all go by so quickly.” We have all heard this nugget of advice in regards to raising our children. Is it true? I believe so. Is it helpful? For me, it depends on what stage...
It's A Boy! I remember being convinced that my first child was a girl. I even had a name picked out. Then came the 20 week anatomy ultrasound. The ultrasound tech measured the head, legs, evaluated the heart, and the...
If you would have told me at the beginning of 2020 that I’d spend the majority of the year in a work from home setting out of a guest bedroom that doubles as my closet, I would have screamed. But...
Christmas is a magical time for little ones. There are so many Christmas activities going on and sometimes it can be hard to pick which ones to do! The following 10 activities have been my favorite to do since my...

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