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5 Ways Being a Theater Kid Prepared Me for Adulthood

5 Ways Being A Theater Kid Prepared Me For Adulthood

It’s a Friday night, and many adolescents are heading to the movies, mall, or high school football game with friends. Theater kids, however, are preparing for a much different weekend activity. Richmond is home to several impressive theater companies, and they are not just for adult actors. CharacterWorks and SPARC are two of Richmond’s best-known theater programs exclusively […]

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The Monday Morning Tantrum (1)

The Monday Morning Tantrum

I’ve come to dread Monday mornings. I head downstairs to the kitchen to make my tea, and the first thing I see is a pile of mess covering the kitchen counter, leftover food in the sink, and a stove covered in last night’s grease splatter. I find my blood pressure rising and temper boiling as […]

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6 Things My First Pregnancy Taught Me

I’m currently 25 weeks into my second pregnancy. That means I’ve been pregnant for a total of 62 weeks of my life, which equates to over a year. Despite the fact that I have been a human incubator for this fairly significant amount of time, I still feel that I am hardly an expert on the […]

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Night

In the mood for romance…in a movie?

So, perhaps this Valentine’s Day, you’re too time-pressed and cash-strapped to make reservations for dinner out (um, hello. That would be me) and want a romantic evening at home. Or maybe you find yourself single, or you or your partner are traveling for work on the actual day (it is a Tuesday, after all), and […]

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ruin day

How to Ruin Your Valentine’s Day

This sweet day of love has an enemy. I know because I’ve invited it to come out and spoil my birthday, weekends, Mother’s Day, and especially Valentine’s Day.  What is the enemy of Valentine’s Day? What is it that can totally ruin your Day of Love? Comparison.  That’s right ladies, the enemy of Valentine’s Day […]

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DIY Valentine

DIY Valentine Card Box {for under $10}

Since our daughter is only 21 months old, I thought I’d have a few more years before having homework to complete with her.  Nope.  On Monday, her daycare folder included a request that, by Friday, we send in a box for her Valentine’s Day cards to go in at their party next week.  I love […]

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Discovering My Passion, Every Two Years

Here’s a well-known fact about me: I have had LOTS of interests in my life. Discovering my passion did not feel like a sack of bricks hitting me in the head, either. Science, teaching, sales, entrepreneurship, meal planning, and writing have all been “new endeavors” at one point or another. But, having THAT many passions […]

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I am not #fitmon

I am not #fitmom

Last fall, a few weeks after I found out I was pregnant, I logged on to Facebook and saw a post my friend had shared. It showed a lovely vista from a mountaintop and said something like, “What a beautiful eight-mile hike this morning! No excuses! #fitfirsttrimester #fitpregnancy #fitmom.” That elicited a pretty dramatic eye roll […]

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