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Anyone who knows me will tell you that I have never met a stranger. But for a while, I started to feel like my overt friendliness and general openness to people was a bad thing. I started to wonder...
The News Finding out that you're expecting can bring out a lot of emotions. The day I found out that I was pregnant, I curled up on the sofa and cried, my head was spinning with questions. As I was...
I had to have my soon-to-be-ex committed. (It is still so hard to say.) I did it because, despite all of the negative feelings I have towards him, he is the father of my child. I also felt this...
Social media, the news, the Huffington Post, and society all tell us what being a "good mom" means. It usually involves cooking healthy meals without high fructose corn syrup, brushing teeth twice a day, giving baths, helping out with homework,...
There we were, at the OB/GYN holding hands, waiting to be called back for an ultrasound. On the outside, we looked like any other working couple, albeit a little more tired.  The reality is we are far from any...
As the parents of two small kids, my husband and I are always on the go. Between school events, sports, and birthday parties, weeknights and weekends fill up quickly. Often we fill the free time in our schedule entertaining...

Straight Up Now Tell Me

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Sugarcoating was never my strong suit. Even as a child, I can remember my mother’s surprise and slight embarrassment to my shockingly honest responses to her colleague’s benign inquiry, “And how are you doing today?” As an Executive Coach,...
A Letter of Thanks Dear Girlfriends, I’m sorry. I know I’ve pretty much disappeared over the past few months. I hate to say I’ve been busy or stressed or any of the excuses about being overwhelmed because you are feeling all...
When I seem frustrated with you and short with you, it is hardly ever about YOU. It is about me, and this age and stage we are in. When I am completely spent at the end of the day, and...
I like food. A lot. In fact, it's one reason I exercise so vigilantly because then at least I am counter-acting my poor choices sometimes. As a child I remember walking into the Foodies on Veterans (RIP, Foodies  -...
From overhearing people's comments standing in the grocery store line, to remarks from Facebook friends, I have heard and read many comments these past few months about people's opinions about large families. "Why do they want so many kids?"...
Living in a Hole Apparently, I've been living in a hole. I've heard about dry shampoo but never felt like it was something I'd ever use and maybe even secretly questioned those who did use it. Why don't they just...
Dear Husband :: I Won't Shame You I am divorced and remarried. It’s not a badge of honor (that’s for sure) but it does afford me the opportunity to look back and see behaviors from my previous marriage that I...
What mom doesn't love a good moms night out and a good deal?!?! Fortunately, New Orleans offers a variety of great and delicious Happy Hour specials. Here are my top 10 favorite that you need to try :: 1. Cure Details:...