Sam Mothers Day 2016

Never-Ending Mother’s Day (Please!)

That’s it?  I blinked and it was over.  The day when my children told me and made me gifts that extolled the awesomeness that is my motherhood is done?  Already?  Sigh.  I’ve got to say that I’m going to need more than a once a year acknowledgement of the herculean effort that is my life as […] Read more…

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Woman of a Certain Age: Why I no Longer Care About Looking Professional

I turned forty recently.  I’m not one of those freaks who dreads each birthday but my forties have definitely been different.  There has been one shift in my forty-year-old-thinking that is so seemingly trivial it is embarrassing to admit.  Because of all the terrible things in this world that I should be concerned about, I […] Read more…

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Top Three Criteria for Finding a Mommy Mentor

It seems like every time I read a book, article, or a blog discussing strategies for advancing as a professional woman nine times out of ten it will be suggested that we working women need to find mentors.  Sometimes they’ll be called by different names but these more senior professionals all serve the purpose of […] Read more…

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Sick Kids: When the Wheels Come off the Bus

Keeping the schedules of me, my husband, and our two sons straight is like having to complete a 1,000 piece jig saw puzzle.  While canoeing.  In the open ocean.  During a hurricane.  Just kidding it’s way harder than that. Every Sunday night (don’t judge, I do wait until the last minute) I pull up my […] Read more…

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Working Mother Football Fatigue

have two sons, two rescue dogs and a husband.  I am the only living thing producing estrogen in my house.  Up until recently I had managed to keep the hormonal balance pretty even—or so I thought.  My illusion came crashing down around me two years ago when I showed my son a picture of a […] Read more…

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Embracing 2016?

As 2015 fades in the rearview mirror I’ve been experiencing a general feeling of foreboding.  So like any educated modern day person with a problem I turned to Google and searched “unexplained sense of foreboding.”  According to the search results I either possess the power of Clairsentience (the ability to feel emotions or physical sensations […] Read more…

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Old School Parenting: Awesomely Twisted Advice from My Dad

My parents are my saviors when it comes to helping me with my children.  They pick them up twice a week from school, are always up for babysitting duty and school vacations – they have them covered.  I swear I’m not trying to suck up to them (okay maybe a little) but they are seriously […] Read more…

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