Self Care

Solitude – A Mom’s Indulgence

Solitude   As an introvert, my solitude and alone time remain important to me. It is what keeps me feeling whole whether it’s walking the beach, reading a book, working out or just driving quietly in the car. When I became a mom, I realized that this need for solitude every now and again is even more important for me.…

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Gingerbread House of Horrors

It began with a blissful trip to Target by myself. Our Target now has a Starbucks inside, because the $5 item I went in to buy and walked out with $200 in must-haves wasn’t enough, now I need to indulge in a $6 coffee as well. Either way, it most certainly adds to my shopping experience (when alone) to have…

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The Scam Artist

6:50 am…a chill is in the air, Eddie the Elf is atop a bunch of bananas holding a clementine (if the Elf can’t convince them to eat a well-rounded variety of foods I seriously give up). I’m boiling eggs, spreading peanut butter and cutting up fruit because my “selective eater” (sounds nicer than picky) can throw down a lumberjack breakfast…

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Chick-fil-Amen

Rainy Day Kid Activity Today started like any other 24 hour call day, which is to say, it began last night with a desperate attempt by me to figure how to entertain two high energy boys on a cold, rainy Saturday alone. As I was considering my options of indoor activities last night, my husband came up with a perfect…

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Books and Book Clubs

The Mothers

I recently read The Mothers┬áby Britt Bennett, a debut novel sure to get you thinking and talking. This book was my selection for my most recent book club gathering. What struck me as I neared the end of the book was just how true it’s title became. While we discovered “the mothers” was a collective group of church figures running…

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What The Elf

Welcome Home Elf Eddie, welcome to the family. You are a relatively cute (somewhat creepy) little elf, you should fit in fine here. I resisted you for quite some time. I always felt that Christmas was magical and you seemed like unnecessary drama in the form of a narc who reports back to Santa, making him less of the embodiment…

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