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Time for Mom: Put Your Hands to the Task

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If you’re just now tuning in, you can catch the beginning of the conversation here. My overarching goal for the year as a wife and a mother is to grow in reliability. I want my husband and my children to know that they can count on me. A few weeks ago I hit a low […]

Lessons from a ’79 T-Bird

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Thought you might like a glimpse into my past. This is me back in 1989, permed hair and all. That’s the parking lot of my high school. That car (enter shocked emoticon here) was “mine” for all intents and purposes. It was only 10 years old then, but it seemed absolutely ancient at the time. […]

How I Lost 20 Pounds in 2 Minutes

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I knew I had put on a few pounds over the last few months. My clothes haven’t been fitting as well as they were when we first moved here. I call it, “lactation weight.” You know, the Big Mac you eat because, after all, “you are eating for two.” Or the extra helping of pie […]

8 Great Ways to Get 8 A Day

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Last week I had lunch with Elizabeth Somer, registered dietician and author of Food and Mood: The Complete Guide to Eating Well and Feeling Your Best . It was great to have a chance to meet her and have many of my food myths dispelled. One of the things we discussed was the importance of […]

Time for MOM: Prioritizing

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The continuing saga of learning to be a woman you can count on. My husband and I are having an ongoing conversation about priorities. It’s “ongoing” for a number of reasons, one being that it’s difficult to complete a sentence, let alone a conversation in a busy household where there are diapers to change, fights […]

Life with TWO Babies??

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 Life with two babies is hard. But, it’s not a death sentence. It’s good, I promise. FishBoys, 2002, the youngest two were 19 months apart A reader asked recently, I have a one year old and am expecting #2 in August. They will be 19 months apart. Any advice for juggling 2 babies so close […]

Managing Motherhood and Pregnancy

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It’s hard to believe that exactly a year ago I took this photo of the FishChick. Then, I was in the throes on pregnancy nausea 24/7. Hmmm….good times. I don’t think my house was too clean in those early months. My “life as MOM” was limited to supplying food and clean underwear. Thankfully, those days […]

12 LOVE-ly Things I Thank God For

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As busy and as hectic and as whiny my days have become lately, the richness of my life gives me pause to simply thank God for His goodness to me. Here are a few of the blessings I’m counting these days. Just loving it! 1. Free babysitting from my kid brother.2. The new Shark that […]