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A Chance To Reconnect

Even though it feels a bit like groundhog day (aka 2020 again!), my calendar assures me that it is, in fact, 2022. I’ve never been big about celebrating the launch of a new year—I don’t like to make resolutions and have always found...

Return To Routine

Any parent will tell you that routine is important to maintaining sanity. Unfortunately, kids don’t always feel the same way and when my girls were younger a schedule was nothing more than a pipe dream. For the better part of the last decade...

My First Rejection

You never forget your first. I know that saying is more often used in reference to something else (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) but the same sentiment can also be applied to rejection letters. Recently, while sorting through boxes of papers in my home...

Hope.

There have been many times over the past six months where I have had to convince myself that things would, eventually, get better. Times where I had to talk myself into pasting a smile on my face and adopting a positivity I didn’t feel. Times...

Reconnecting by Disconnecting

For months I have been threatening my family with a digital detox. “No more screens!” I would yell and then promptly sit back down at my laptop and pick up my phone. I knew the person that most needed a detox was me but the idea of...