Mom Guilt

A woman I went to high school with recently shared on Facebook that Life cereal has genetically engineered/bioengineered ingredients in it. The manufacturer doesn’t exactly advertise this on the front of the box, so many an unsuspecting consumer tosses it in their buggy and moves on to the next item on the grocery list. And […]

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Dear Maggie,

I’ve been sitting here staring at this screen for quite some time trying to imagine how I can distill all that I want to say to you into something resembling a letter and not a book. You were my first pride and joy; the one that turned the tide and made my life no longer […]

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Self Sabotage

It’s 5:00 am. I have been up since 4:20 am when my daughter called to me over her monitor. I haven’t slept well these past few nights, so at least this morning I have an excuse to be up. My house is dark and quiet. Having had an early morning potty session my canine companions […]

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Get Your S#!% Together

Good Lord I feel like I’m drowning. Do you ever have one of those days, weeks, months, when you just can’t seem to get your head above water? We had a great trip to the Bahamas last week. We saw some new things and Charli was really regulated and on her best behavior. We even […]

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World-Schooling Day 2

We spent the night anchored at Staniel Cay in the Exumas. After waking up and enjoying a quick breakfast and some much needed coffee, we boarded our dinghy and headed over to Pig Beach on Big Major Cay, which borders Staniel Cay. I’ve cruised the Exuma Islands for the third time now and the pigs […]

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Parenting Is Not For The Faint of Heart

From the arm chair in my bedroom, I sit looking out of the nearly floor to ceiling windows at the giant snowflakes that are falling from the sky. They join the previously fallen flakes and pieces of ice creating a tranquil wintry scene. I can recall with vivid imagery, similar scenes from my childhood. I […]

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Exposed…

…and loving it! My husband and I recently had a much needed date night at The Hall Arts Hotel in Dallas. Dubbed “approachable luxury” this art-filled escape in the Dallas Arts District provided visually stunning abstract pieces, beautiful black and white photographs and unique statues and sculptures. The drinks at the hotel bar are named […]

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Accepting Change

Twenty twenty-one was a year defined by change for me. My husband and I decided to take advantage of the budding real estate market and sell our house. We needed something a little larger, for only a short three years until our oldest girls move on to college, so we decided to rent. Our first […]

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Current

I feel short of breath and depleted I have been fighting against an ocean current  That at any moment will pull me beneath Rather than resist anymore I wonder what it would be like to succumb to the pull To let the water wrap me in a supportive embrace And fill my ears, drowning out […]

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Homeschooling

Tonight marks my last night as the parent of a public school 2nd grader. Tomorrow, we dive head first into home schooling. This was somewhat of an abrupt decision on my part (those who know me will not be surprised by that fact). Our seven- year-old daughter has Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). She needs regular […]

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