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Turning Forty-licious

Yep. I am now forty-licious. “Forty-licious” is my word of the year. For my big 4-0, I thought I would share 40 of my deranged thoughts with you. 1. Do not tell me that 40 is the new 30. 40 is 40. Besides, when I was 30, I was kicking off a 6 year lactating […]

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Field of Dreams

Growing up in small town Indiana afforded me many luxuries.  Say huhwha?  You heard me. Spending last week yukking it up with my sisters- we all invaded the “hometown sister’s” house- made me realize what an influence the landscape of our childhood had on us. While we were busy tending to the business of growing […]

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Naked On Healey Street

Everything in life is a balance. Motherhood is no exception.  Balancing my need to provide guidance, structure and love to my children while maintaining all the things that make me me, has been a balancing act.  When I am harping on homework, bedtimes, and OMGBRUSHYOURTEETHALREADY, I still want to have a dance party in the […]

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A Melanoma PSA

I am not ready for this.  At 41, I am not ready to worry about lumps in the breast. I am not ready to worry about friends with heart problems. I am not ready to worry about my friend’s moles.  Yet, I am here.  My generation spent time in tanning beds. We sunbathed with Baby […]

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Listen To Your Mother

“Giving Mother’s Day A Microphone” The Listen To Your Mother Show is everything that I love about women. I was so proud (and nauseous!) to join this cast of amazing women on Friday night. Fifteen smart, funny and brave women took to the stage to share their stories.  I felt connected not only to these […]

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My Friends Who Live In The Computer

Whenever I reference one of my online friends, unnamed loved ones often ask, “You mean your friends that live in your computer?” Why, yes. Yes, I do mean those friends.  When I started blogging, I had no idea that I would really and truly become friends with women I had never had gin and tonic […]

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Goodbye, Peter Rabbit

Saying “Goodbye, Nursery” When I was pregnant with my firstborn, my mister and I painted what would become the nursery. I clearly remember saying to him “It is going to be so weird having another person in the house with us.”  This makes me chuckle because we then had four babies in five years. I […]

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A House Tour…And Outtakes

*This oldie but goodie was originally posted in 2012 Remember my neighbor, friend and decorator extraordinaire, Karen Devine?  Within weeks of each other, Karen and I both turned Forty-licious.  Karen celebrated her birthday on a warm, sunny beach with an ocean view.  I was happy for her. Really.  In our neighborhood, many neighbors have keys […]

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