What’s Your Ikigai?

Ikigai (生き甲斐 allow me to copy and paste for authenticity) is a Japanese concept meaning “a reason for being.” Everyone, according to the Japanese, has an ikigai. Everyone. Take a minute and think about it.…

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What Kind of Mommy Are You to Get Your Kid to Leave the Swings?

Ah, swings and roundabouts. You can’t get your kid to go on them, but once they’re on – they never want to go home. This is my daily playground saga: I drop my daughter off…

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Notes to Self

So, I’ve been thinking.  If I could go back in time I would. Wouldn’t we all?  Only I would go back with a notebook and a few notes (okay, so maybe not a notebook. Maybe…

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Let’s be friends

Many things change with mommyhood. But that’s really old news that we’ve all heard. Sure our butt, metabolism, level of patience, and tolerance for anyone wielding icky sticky fingers all drops a notch or two,…

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