Unplug {Day 1 to a Renewed You}

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photo source: David Santaolalla Today’s assignment is simple: unplug. Enjoy the world around you. Move slowly. Breathe deeply. Unplug. One thing that typically helps me do that is to unplug from technology. My phone, iPad, and computer offer a world of opportunity and information, but also a load of distractions. Distractions that take me away from […]

5 Things to Do When Christmas Is Over to Enjoy It All Year Round

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Does the joy of Christmas seem to pass all too quickly? Life as MOM contributor Prerna has some ideas on how you can enjoy the spirit of Christmas all year long. Yes, I know. We haven’t even started with the celebrations and am already talking about when it’s over. But please hear me out;) The […]

Booking It’s Greatest Hits


Need a good book rec? Check out this list of my favorite books written in the last five years.

Take 12 Days to Have a Renewed You


Each day in the series will present a new challenge or practice to work into your life to renew you and make you feel ready for a new year of life as MOM.

Perspective & the To Do List

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The Plague slowed me down this year and last year, and the year before that, too. And that is probably all well and good. We all need a little perspective sometimes when it comes to our Christmas “to do” lists. The following post was written four six years ago when we were reeling from the death of my mother-in-law. […]

The Weekly Ramble

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This week’s highlights include the Flu, the demise of nativity wrapping paper, and shopping with and for six kids.

9 Ways to Just Keep Calm

9 Ways to Just Keep Calm: Feeling a little stressed? Now

Feeling a little stressed? Now’s the time to chill out so you can enjoy the holiday season.

Fighting for Christmas

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I think that’s when I realized that sometimes we have to fight for Christmas, for our kids.