Truth.

-Gloria Furman in Mom Enough (c)

I’ve been reading through a book (free download if you care to join me) and while my views on it are still being shaped, I ran into this little nugget. Continue reading


The Problem With Balance…

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The term “work/life” balance is not my fave; I know it’s not exactly well-loved by many other people who talk about the delicate management of competing priorities either.  But when someone uses the term, everyone knows what they’re talking about, so until something else comes along that seems to perfectly describe the dance we all do, “balance” it is around here.

But the problem with balance…or integration…or harmony…or contentment…or sanity…{or whatever you want to call it}…is that it’s never going to come by accident.   Continue reading


Monday Mom Confession

Monday Mom ConfessionEvery week I do a Monday Mom Confession because while we all want the very best for our children, it’s impossible to do everything right all the time.  Admitting that is freeing – and it’s also encouraging to other moms in the midst of intense seasons.  I’d love for you to join me – share a link to your own confession post in the comments, or just make your confession here!  Let’s throw off the weight of perfection and get real around here!

Mom confessions don’t always have to revolve around children and parenting.  As moms, I’m sure we all have plenty of secrets that we own all by ourselves, apart from motherhood.

Today’s confession is exactly that.

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Hummus Recipe

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I never liked hummus.  Not even a little.

And then one day, suddenly, I loved it.  I can’t explain how it happened, but I became obsessed.  Hummus and Nut-Thins became my go-to snack.  It was creamy and satisfying and filling and the highlight of my afternoon.

Then my daughter joined the hummus-loving party, and we were tearing through tubs of the stuff like you wouldn’t believe.  As grocery prices creeped up I became cognizant of how much I was spending on hummus – somewhere around $5 for a 10-ounce package when it wasn’t on sale.

Never one to shy away from the kitchen (or saving money), I decided to try and make my own. Continue reading


Change: It Won’t Always Feel So New

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Inevitably, things change – schedules, jobs, roles, responsibilities.  And then there’s this transition period which is typically characterized by either an invigorating, fresh feeling of newness or an overwhelming sense of exhaustion and impossibility.

And sometimes, it’s a weird combination of the two. Continue reading


Monday Mom Confession

Monday Mom ConfessionEvery week I do a Monday Mom Confession because while we all want the very best for our children, it’s impossible to do everything right all the time.  Admitting that is freeing – and it’s also encouraging to other moms in the midst of intense seasons.  I’d love for you to join me – share a link to your own confession post in the comments, or just make your confession here!  Let’s throw off the weight of perfection and get real around here!

When my son started preschool, I loved that he came home with artwork every day.  He was proud, and so was I.

But then, it kept rolling in.  Every day a couple more masterpieces were added to the pile.  It was getting ridiculous and our fridge {which, of course, is the natural gallery for all budding artists} was getting full.

What’s a mama to do?  How to deal with all the beauty that was cluttering up my countertops?

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A Letter to Myself Five Years Ago

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Dear 2010 Me,

You’re a full week into the new year, and I know you were glad to see 2009 go.  But I also know 2010 hasn’t been the clean slate you were hoping for yet, and you’re wondering whether your whole year is shot before it even began.

I’m here to promise you that time marches on, and hope is alive.  Continue reading


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