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Fill Your Cup: Smoothies and Self-care

Mornings at our house can be a bit chaotic. When I’m on top of my game, the craziness mellows into a nice pattern. When I’m not…well, let’s just say two kids running out the door with half-zipped backpacks and a crazy woman screaming after them is not my ideal way to start a day. Honestly, […]

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Yes, Dear Hubby, You Should Get Me a Push Present!

“What in the world is a Push Present?” he asked. No doubt my very loving husband would not appreciate me posting this story. But, I think that if he has this question, many other fathers might be wondering the same thing. And so it is probably worth the discussion. When we had our first daughter […]

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Introducing Fido to the New Baby

Introducing our dogs to the new baby, Part 1 When we found out we were pregnant with our first daughter, I was a little concerned about how our dogs would adjust. One of them was my first service dog, and the other one was in training. So, needless to say, they went everywhere with us, and […]

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The Mom Uniform: Pregnancy Edition

  Holly recently wrote about how we all have a mom uniform.  Whether it’s a dress and heels or sweatshirts and leggings, we moms find what makes us feel good about ourselves…and we all know that when mom feels good, everyone feels good!  And then you get pregnant and have to completely rethink your mom uniform. […]

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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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