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How Trader Joe’s Helps This Busy Working Mom

I’m busy. Everyone I know is busy. And when life is busy, we all do the best we can to knock out the must-dos and compromise on the rest. The past few months I’ve been shuffling work, my son’s high school track meets, my daughter’s softball practices and games, my own exercise routines, pets, laundry, […] Read more…

3 Places to Go for Cherry Blossom Viewing

I never paid much attention to trees or flowers. Sure, I’ve always loved the significance of blooming flowers as a sign that winter’s end is near. But it wasn’t until my first spring season in Japan that I truly fell in love with a tree: the cherry blossom. Cherry blossoms, or sakura as they’re called […] Read more…

Fakesgiving: Co-Parenting During the Holidays

I don’t have my children for Thanksgiving this year. The good news is that this means I get the kids for Christmas. But on Thanksgiving, the kiddos will be eating turkey and stuffing with their father. I’ve been co-parenting for nearly five years now. For five years, the parent who gets Thanksgiving, doesn’t get Christmas, […] Read more…

A Letter to My Future Teen

Dear Big C, Well, you are a teenage boy. Where did the time go? It feels like just yesterday that you were in 1st grade and gearing up for your 7th birthday party. It’s difficult for a mother to imagine her children growing into independent adults. Instead of thinking about our children driving and dating […] Read more…

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