failures

My many failures during the pandemic year

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I know I'm not alone when I say that I had many MANY failures in 2020. It was a year of growth, transformation and living outside of my comfort zone. Sometimes feeling like I...

Tips for Maintaining a Strong Marriage

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Fall in love, become engaged, get married and sail away into Happily Ever After!! Blame it on Romantic Comedies, blame it on fairytales, but we tend to have a rose tinted view of marriage...
Neighbors

Breaking Bread with Your Neighbors

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So long California… Moving away from family and friends in California and creating a new life in a new city (Austin) can be challenging. We quickly realized that having a strong support system here...

To The Moms Who Are Getting That Degree

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Dear Moms working on a degree, first let me say, I see you and I appreciate you. Second, no you aren’t crazy, it is hard. It is infinitely harder with children around. This past summer,...

The Family Gap Plan, Inspired by Brene Brown

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I pretty much consume any content by Brene Brown, #noshame. Her work on shame, vulnerability and whole-hearted living is game-changing - research-based, easy-to-understand, and universally relatable. If you have no idea who I’m talking...
Kids playing sports during pandemic

Our Kids are Playing Sports Despite the Pandemic

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Sadly the pandemic isn’t ending as soon as we would like. {Tomorrow-- please!). This means we have to continue to figure out how to live, work, nourish and raise our children to the best...

Reality set in the day my husband quit his job

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Reality set in the day my husband quit his job. Last year I wrote an article called “Equal Career Partners, Unequal Parenting Responsibilities.” When I wrote it I was frustrated by my career-parenting load,...

Why I’m Saying “No!” to ALL the Extracurricular Activities

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I want to start this post with a warning/confession: my only child is only 20 months, so in some ways, the following words are coming from a still-fresh new mom who still has the...

It’s okay to be raising bored children

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“When we are bored, we ask ourselves: What do I want to do with myself? We are guided toward certain things: a pen and paper, a guitar, the forest in the backyard, a soccer...

Growing a Family in the Shadow of a Pandemic

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At the start of this year, my husband and I felt we would be ready to try for another baby come summer. Growing a family in the shadow of a pandemic has proven its...