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Kathy2

A Life Lived In Pictures

  I recently attended the memorial service of a close family friend who had bravely fought but lost a long battle with illness.  What amazed me most at the service was not the number of people who came to pay their respects (although there were hundreds) or the variations in the types of people (she […]

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MelW01

I Will Never Be a Pinterest Mom

I will never be a “Pinterest Mom”. You know who I am talking about. That mom with the expertly blended ombré hair, who somehow manages to contour better than any of the Kardashians. The one with the perfectly curated Instagram containing more ship-lap and themed décor than HGTV. I desperately wanted to be this mom. Before the […]

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Please Pet the Big Dog!1

Please, Pet the Big Dog!

My fiancé and I have three dogs – all Labrador retrievers. I adore them all equally, but for such different reasons. Like human siblings, my pups might share lineages, but their personalities vary widely. As a dog mom, I, of course, don’t have a favorite pup. Lenny, the youngest, is the best at cuddling. Miranda, […]

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exercising with a new baby (1)

Exercising with a New Baby

You’ve been up most of the night caring for your new baby. You’re exhausted. The last thing you’re probably thinking about is starting a new exercise routine. I get it; I’ve been there. I’ve learned over the years that when I spend a little bit of time each day caring for myself, I’m able to […]

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I’m a Contributor … Now What?!

When I first saw a post about a search for contributors to a new local site for moms, I jumped at it. I always fancied myself a writer, even though I have never had much of anything published except for a few “Letters to the Editor” and one “Mailbag” blurb in People magazine. But I […]

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The Case for Worry-Free Potty Training (1)

The Case For Worry-Free Potty Training

Potty training has to be one of the most frustrating parenting seasons, especially for those of us with strong-willed children. As a first time mom, I wasn’t quite sure how to tackle potty training in the most efficient and effective manner. It was a constant game of two steps forward and 9,459 steps back. The […]

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From dog mom to boy mom

From Dog Mom to Boy Mom

I remember the day I adopted my best friend River from the local animal shelter. He was a small, shaky puppy with a quirky look and an even quirkier personality. Over our twelve years together I have taken him on countless adventures, given him two feline siblings to keep him company, nurtured him through injuries […]

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