mamahood

Bold. Brilliant. Beautiful. You.

Just this past fall I took a memoir writing class and found myself writing and sharing things I’ve never shared with anyone–and bawling my eyes out in a room full of strangers along with it.  I’ve spent so much time bottling the troubles of life away (there’s a whole lot more that goes to my […]

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Kindness Begins at Home

As we approach the holidays, this is often a time of year when we reflect on the things we’re thankful for and think of ways to give to causes we care about. Today I’m remembering that kindness and thoughtfulness begin at home.  As part of the Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) campaign with ConsumerCrafts.com this […]

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Yes to Holiday Mama-Time

 Thanksgiving is just a week away and even though we’re not hosting dinner at our house this year, I can already feel the stress of the holidays creeping up. But it doesn’t have to be that way. I’m going to do my best to keep our family gift lists simple. I’m not going to bake […]

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Project Life in Progress

I started scrapbooking right after my oldest son, Skyler, who’s now 10, was born. I’d go to the scrapbook store and pick out tons of cutesy papers and stickers, not to mention countless thingamajigs to put it all together with. And I must have spent a small fortune on every kind of archival-safe adhesive. I […]

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29 and finally learning how to do my hair

Not for lack of trying before now. I was just always a bit of a tomboy growing up. I went for more of the care-free hippie style as a teenager. There was the half-year or so of middle school I took “modeling” classes at the local Barbizon school (I was sucked in by the ad […]

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