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The Real Story of Alcohol, My Story and Stories From Other Women

The Real Story of Alcohol, My Story and Stories From Other Women

After I wrote my first piece on alcohol “Perhaps Mama Needs Her Wine Shouldn’t Be The Catchphrase For Motherhood” , [...]

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The Incredible Joy Of Missing Out

The Incredible Joy Of Missing Out

It’s a recent Saturday morning and today instead of letting a list of to dos and invitations rule my [...]

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Vulgarity Is Ugly, I Stay In The Game To Fight It

Vulgarity Is Ugly, I Stay In The Game To Fight It

I went to sleep the night of the Super Bowl, energized and joyful. I just witnessed two aging women [...]

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5 Easy, Delicious Plant Based Super Bowl Recipes

5 Easy, Delicious Plant Based Super Bowl Recipes

Once again another American reason to dive into a platter of wings or cheese dip (as if there wasn’t [...]

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The Gift Of Presence

The Gift Of Presence

I’ve been thinking a lot about presence lately. No, not presents, but presence rather. With all the distractions we [...]

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This Is 40: An Achievement Not A Punishment

This Is 40: An Achievement Not A Punishment

I HAVE 40 years. J’ai quarant ans. If you translate ‘I am 40 years old’ to French that is [...]

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The One Thing I Wish I Knew As A Younger Mom

The One Thing I Wish I Knew As A Younger Mom

If there was one lesson I wish I could tell my younger mom self it is this – be [...]

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Go Big Or Go Home, I Think I’ll Go Home

Go Big Or Go Home, I Think I’ll Go Home

It’s an ingrained American philosophy, Go Big Or Go Home! It urges dreaming big. It motivates tycoons, innovators, CEOs. [...]

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We Are Stewards Of This Earth

We Are Stewards Of This Earth

I was in our house when my daughter came in, “Mommy will you come outside with me?” I went outside [...]

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How To Plant A Vegetable Garden

How To Plant A Vegetable Garden

If you want to witness God’s beauty, it all begins in the dirt. We often speak of gardening as [...]

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