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pets

Why Pets are a Must-Have for Little Kids

Most of the parents in my circle have at least two kids under the age of seven.  Their lives are busy.  They balance their family obligations, relationships, jobs, school schedules, extracurriculars, weekends away, and more.  They have limited free time, less free space, and usually have to contend with a budget that’s already strained under […]

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friendship

Why You Need Weekend Trips With Your Girlfriends

I love my husband.  I love my kids.  I don’t have much to complain about in those departments (not that this stops me from “light heartedly” complaining).  But still, at least once a year, I need a full long weekend away with my girlfriends.  And yes, if you have two sets of girlfriends (for instance, […]

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gratitude

A Little Gratitude Goes a Long Way

It’s a busy time of year, and even though we’re generally having fun, it’s easy for us moms to feel burdened by everything on our shoulders.  Holiday cards?  Check.  Plan for house guests, and decorate in a tasteful but festive manner?  Check, check.  Shop and cook and clean and entertain and teach and nurture and […]

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disneyonice2

Disney Dreams Can Come True… This Week in San Jose!

This post is sponsored, but the opinions are 100% our own. My children were born with the Disney gene.  Though not apparent at birth, symptoms manifested between one and two years of age for each of them: coveting Disney-themed toys and clothing, obsession with Disney songs, and frequent (incessant?) requests for Disney movies.  The obsession […]

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mom

The Pain of Being a Mom, After Losing My Mom

It was a bright October morning when I awoke to the call that I had known with certainty would come, ever since her diagnosis six months prior: my mom had died.  She had a history of high blood pressure and had suffered several strokes.  In April, on her 72nd birthday, she laid in a hospital […]

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man cold

It’s Man Cold Season… Are You Prepared?

It’s that time of the year…the sun is setting earlier, the nights are getting colder, and the smell of pumpkin spice fills the air.  It’s Fall – my favorite season! Well, except for one thing: the change in weather and uptick in indoor gatherings invariably leads to more illnesses in the house.  Last year, when […]

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toy purge

The Path to Joy: The Great Toy Purge

Not to downplay all the joys of being a mom, wife, and in-de-pen-dent wo-man… but sometimes, you just need to vent!  Life is stressful, especially when you’re balancing everything associated with raising a young family.  Plus, not only does it feel good to air your grievances and revel in comradery, but you never know when […]

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