Letting Go of Control

I let go of control yesterday and sent Luca for a haircut with Frank. Did I fear he would come back with a horrible haircut? Yes. Did I send specific instructions and photos of the haircut I wanted? Also yes. Did Luca do much better getting his haircut without mommy to cling onto? Actually, yes!…

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Anniversaries and Lessons Learned

My husband and I planned the perfect fall wedding in an apple orchard. From hot apple cider served at the ceremony to the decor, we had picture perfect details. Then, it rained on our wedding day. It was hot and the humidity messed up everyone’s hair for pictures. We couldn’t do our first look photos…

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My Husband Gave My Daughter a Potential Food Allergen Behind My Back

I am always worried about my kids trying new foods because I have so many food allergies- including shellfish, raw fruits and veggies, nuts and soy. Because of this, I haven’t given my daughter fish yet. I got over the hump and let her have peanut butter last year and thankfully she is fine with…

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The New Night Out: Working Dates at Starbucks

I’ll admit my husband is usually last on the list to get my attention. My kids are first. Then I started working on doing things that are important for me. And now, I’m trying to focus on “we.” I hate being away from the kids at night, so we really don’t go on dates. My…

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The Trouble with Staying up Late for an At-Home Date

Last night, both kids miraculously fell asleep by 9:30 p.m. My husband and I took advantage of this and were able to catch up on our TV shows. But I knew I was going to pay for it, and of course I did. By 11 p.m., when I was ready to go to bed, the…

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This is my first blog in years

Hello! Welcome to the website in which I will hold myself accountable to write blogs- mostly for myself, but for you, too. I’m a writer at heart but ever since I became a mom– almost 5 years ago– I stopped writing! Working full-time, raising (now) two kids, two rescue dogs, maintaining a house and trying…

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