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summer break has come and gone but I’m still here

This is my seventh year as a mom sending one or more kids to school. Big kid school, not preschool. Like school I am legally obligated to send my kids to. Because it’s the LAW. No, YOU MAY NOT take your first grader to Disney World or the LAW will send you a warning letter. How unfit of you to…

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The Thing About Being a Mom

I don’t know if it was always this way or if this is just a product of modern marketing, but it seems like moms are usually depicted as all being the same. Like we all think the same way and like the same things. Get annoyed by the same things. Want the same things. The exception of course is the Mom…

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Big Lies, Little Lies, or Big Little Lies?

Listen, I’m just gonna make this quick. Tomorrow night Big Little Lies premieres on HBO. I am telling you this for two reasons: A) If you’ve read the book and loved it like I did, I know you are going to want to see this series; and, B) If you haven’t read the book by Liane Moriarty, you really need…

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summer is coming…

Oh happy day! Oh giggle, skip, jump! Summer is coming! Are you ready? Have you booked your camps, your trips, your classes, your vacations, your outings, your playdates, your trips to Target? Have you prepared to break up fights, get no work done, and completely lose your freaking mind? Because here’s the thing about summer “break” — I can’t decide if…

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