When I think of long-distance relationships I think about the hassle of coordinating schedules, I think about long phone calls, elaborate travel plans and lonely nights. To me, they’re temporary things only over-achievers and big dreamers get themselves into willingly – sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t. When they do, it makes for a […]

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Earlier this week I was sitting at work when I saw a headline about a 49ers NFL football player who had played a game the night before just hours after his newborn had passed away due to complications. I read the article as tears streamed down my face. There were two pictures within the article, […]

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Everyone says you should never read the comments. But I do. I read SO many comments it’s almost embarassing. I’m one of those weird people who uses them to decide whether or not it’s worth the click because, to me, there is nothing more annoying than reading a headline or a caption that is COMPLETELY […]

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As the holidays approach, the event planner within me is going nuts with excitement. This is the only time of the year when my to-do list is chock full of things I can’t wait to do. But there’s one thing, sitting on my distant to-do list that keeps tripping me up. Abbott’s second birthday. It […]

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IT’S HERE! The season that never stops giving is finally here. No, not the holiday season, cold and flu season! Our cold and flu season kicked off with the longest bout of congestion one could imagine followed up by a ruptured ear drum that bled and pussed and oozed golden wax for five days straight. […]

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This morning while I was on my way out of the door, my three-year old grabbed a tangerine off of the tabletop and took it to my husband. I was busy putting the last items in my bag, ready to say my goodbyes and walk out the door when I heard my husband say, “Go […]

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Am I the only one who feels like I’ve been celebrating Halloween for at least three weeks now? The boys’ Halloween parties, costume parade and trick-or-trunk are this afternoon and I would rather go to the dentist at this point than deal with my children and their Halloween costumes. And Halloween isn’t even until tomorrow! […]

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It’s Halloween weekend! We’ve spent most of our nights this week after the boys have gone to bed finishing our costumes but there are still a few finishing pieces I still have to put together. We’re doing a family costume and I’d tell you what it is but that would just spoil the surprise. We’re […]

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Today, Abbott woke me and Seth up at 5am demanding we give him a banana. I wish I could say this is the first time he’s done this but the truth is we’re really on an early-morning, banana-demanding streak. For the past two months (at least), he’s been waking up anywhere between the hours of […]

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Last week I wrote a piece that I later, after a lot of deliberation, decided not to publish. It was based on an argument Seth and I got into last week over a news story about ESPN’s sports analyst Sam Ponder and ESPN’s new partner, Barstool Sports. For those who don’t know, Sam Ponder – up […]

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