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There is No “Just” in Adoption

Just. Just. It’s such a simple little four letter word. And yet it’s a word that can make a conversation come to a screeching halt. A word that can invoke feelings of inferiority and shame in its recipient. It’s the conversational equivalent of a drive-by shooting. We have all experienced a drive-by justing, and most of us have been hurt by it because the word ‘just’ is irritating and belittling to anyone facing any kind of problem… “Just try harder,” “Just  change your perspective,” “Just get over it,” “Just ignore it,” “Just get…

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A Life on Repeat

My head is pounding. My neck is stiff. And, my eyes are cursing at me, wondering why I am on the computer. But here I am. I haven’t written in months (cue the record player to repeat). I feel as though I am accomplishing nothing within my life. So, I figured if I wrote then I could pat myself on the back. I don’t know who I am anymore. Yes, a mother and a wife. But, is it bad to say I am tired of being a stay-at-home mom? I…

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How Do You Measure a Year?

Another year has come and gone and I find myself yet another year older. In light of my recent birthday, I’ve spent some time reflecting on the past year, and I’ve come to the conclusion that the ways in which I currently measure a year are very different than years past. This is absolutely to do with the fact that for the past year I have experienced so many changes in my personal life: raising a baby-turned-toddler, enjoying a maternity leave, returning to work and commuting with my daughter in…

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Movie Review: The Arrival with Amy Adams

Movies move people when they are great.  And as one who use to love to watch movies often, I have been moved often by what I’ve seen.  Motherhood slowed my movie watching down outside of the movies meant for kids so getting to experience a movie before it even hits theaters is often a treat! Last week, I hosted a show at Movie Tavern in Flourtown, Pennsylvania and I honestly have not stopped thinking about this movie ever sinse!  Amy Adams has been seen in some pretty incredible blockbusters in…

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Announcement: More Video on #RealityMoms

Reality Moms is a collaboration of all things under the banner of: Motherhood Unleashed. Starting November first, #RealityMoms will pull back the curtain on the Great and Powerful Oz: being a digital parent in a photo-shopped world. We’re going to be bringing you a collaborative community of real, everyday parents sharing everyday triumphs (and catastrophes!) in an engaging, real and sometimes comedic way. Here are three new video series to watch for: #ManCrush Mondays: A weekly video segment that features the men and fathers in our lives. Each week, you’ll…

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