Breast is Best. Right?

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So here’s the thing. Breastfeeding? It was kinda horrific for me. Eleven years ago, my daughter was born three weeks early. Not premature, but tiny and without the sucking reflex. However, I knew the value of breast milk. I determined...
It often feels like blog after blog addresses the same issues: mom guilt, a need to encourage other moms, failing to get it all done, the importance of setting our kids up to feel amazing about themselves (ever notice what a...

5 cardinal rules for brunch

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If you're lucky, once in a blue moon you will find yourself free on a Sunday morning to brunch with your mom-friends, your extended family or even possibly just your husband! Sunday being the new Saturday, here are a...

Remember why you run.

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I ran my first half marathon last week. Crossing that finish line, was the most exhilarating experience of my life. I would not call myself a runner, by any stretch of the imagination. I'm more of a cat stretch, yoga...
Writing about this is some kind of therapy for me, because I don't feel like I can talk about this to many people...if anyone. I've got friends with kids and I've got friends who don't have kids. The latter...

“Like A Girl”

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Proctor and Gamble's #LikeAGirl commercial aired during Katy Perry's Superbowl halftime show, coincidentally (or maybe not) the only part of the Superbowl that most tween girls probably watched.  The commercial presents a series of video snippets of men, women, and one young boy demonstrating what...
I had dinner with friends on a school night, leaving the Tuesday evening chaos for my husband to handle.  I came home to find homework done, and the girls showered and ready for bed.  Classical music was playing on Pandora....

The Mom Purse

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I ordered this cute little crossbody bag for myself late in the evening on Cyber Monday.  It looks great in my closet.  I'm sure I'll have an occasion to use it sometime soon, but most days I carry a "Mom...
Past a certain age, some people would prefer to have their birthday pass without notice. Not me.  I embrace my special day.  In fact, I love birthdays so much that in our family we celebrate twice a year, on...
In only 15 minutes, Kirsten shows us how to get thinner arms and a slimmer waist! Daily Routine: {for full article and instructions for each exercise, click here!} Plank: 60 sec Push Ups: 15 reps

Review: Curious World

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I’m not a very creative mom and I’m truly lacking when it comes to entertaining and educating my kids. It isn’t instinctual for me to take everyday moments and create learning opportunities that are fun and engaging (e.g. while...
  Like every busy mom (and really, have you ever met a mom who isn't busy?), I'm always looking for services that simplify my life.  With two children, a husband, and a full-time job, it's hard to fit in time for shopping....
originally posted Jan. 16, 2014 If you're like me, you have a philanthropist's heart and a burning desire to do more for others in our community, but rarely have the perfect opportunity to make good on it! It can be...
Toy organization. More specifically... LEGO STORAGE! One of the questions I'm most frequently asked is how do I store all the Legos without losing my mind? As the mom of an almost-seven year old with a passion for Legos (and...
I remember that week very clearly. I was a full-time working mom. I was managing 60 people, who in turn were managing a $5 Billion portfolio. Yep. Billion with a B. I had two brilliant young kids, who were...

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Magical Dining Returns August 27!!

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I am SOOO excited that Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining returns August 27!! You can experience some of the BEST food that The City Beautiful...