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

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

(article originally posted November 7, 2019) After I wrote my first piece on alcohol “Perhaps Mama Needs Her Wine [...]

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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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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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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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