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Freeing Christmas Toys

woman yelling at toy

I am in my sixth week of Boot Camp -- and if you think that I am going to lose weight and get fit -- you are wrong. I am going to Boot Camp to get strong muscles and build endurance for the big Christmas toy unwrap marathon.


The Mommy vs. The Weightlifters

woman holding babies at the gym

I confess that I haven't seen the inside of a gym in 10 years.


Gluing Nativity Scenes and Hearts

mother hugging her daughter

While putting our old and worn (but loved) nativity scenes back together, I thought about how much words can sting. We sometimes need putting back together.


Hitting the Open Road

woman crying

In the past two years, there have been so many challenges. I have kept myself busy, throwing myself into the children, things in the community, work ... motivated by the fear of really feeling the pain from all of this. But on a long stretch of road, I was able to let it all go.


Hey Men! Dorothy Could've Used a Lil' Help

dorothy in wizard of oz

Last night I took two of my daughters to see "The Wizard of Oz." It was a great performance with a very talented cast. As I watched the play, I found it leaving me questioning a few things.


Angels in Our Dreams

teenage girl sleeping in bed
My daughter had a beautiful dream the other night -- one that moved me to tears.


The Stomach Flu Makes a Visit

sick woman in the restroom

Words every mom dreads hearing: "Mommy, I think I'm going to throw up!"


Flirting with 40: Working Out

woman pinching her waist

First on my list of things to work on as I flirt with 40 is getting in shape. There is nothing like seeing yourself on national TV and thinking "I know that is my face ... but whose body is it on?"