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8:46am, Where Were You?

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I was a freshman in college in Greenville, SC. I normally wouldn’t be up that early, but we had a soccer game in Atlanta and had to be on the bus for 9:30am, which meant we’d better be at...
Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson made her way back in the news a couple of weeks ago. While I’ve never watched an episode of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," I do know the basics: Her mother encouraged her toddler...

I Need a Wife

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I had a revelation yesterday: I need a wife. Huh? Husbands are great for a lot of things. Need the grass cut? Need a light bulb changed or the trash taken out? Get you a husband. But if you need someone to...
To the moms that tiptoe across the house in hopes they can get their first sip of coffee in before seeing a kid, I see you. To the ones who set their alarms earlier and earlier each day as the...
If I had a dollar for every time a friend or family member told me they would start a big project soon … I’d be able to get CC’s twice a day. Think about how many times you or...
The past summer was a blur. As the school year came to a close, we breathed out a sigh of relief at the thought that this nightmarish time could all be behind us. Yet, even as we took off our masks...
“Is this normal?" My friend asked today. “Has the world always been like this? Or do we just know more about things since the news is at our fingertips?” The overwhelming turmoil in Afghanistan, the Taliban taking over as US...

40 and Free!

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I have a lot of feeling as I rapidly approach my 40th birthday. On one hand, I feel as though I need to desperately cling to my 30’s – much the same way I felt like I needed to...
My biggest boy, my first born, my little big man …. in just a few days, you will start Kindergarten. Gulp. I’m still not sure how we’re here already. Feels like yesterday we were napping together in the rocker...
Full-coverage, demi, sports, balconette, deep plunge, push-up, bralette ... Love them or hate them, bras are a wardrobe staple. Bras are foundational pieces in many senses, yet so many women despise them. We're doing ourselves a disservice when we...
“I’ll message you later.” It’s more commonplace than “I’ll see you later” or even “I’ll call you later.”  It’s easier. It’s more convenient. It’s more efficient. But are all these different methods of communication cutting us off from one another...
There’s a Facebook post going around right now. Bryce Brewer, a youth pastor in Washington, wrote an apology to all the girls that have been a part of his youth group through the years for requiring them to wear...

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Snack Break: Healthy-ish Edition

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Who doesn't love an after-school snack break? After a long week of the daily grind, my family loves to venture off schedule on Friday...