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The Second Day…

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in ...through MomColoredGlasses, MCG Moms, Mom Perspectives | 2 comments

Over the last couple of days, my Facebook and Instagram feeds have been jammed with pictures of kids with their “First Day of School” smiles. I love it, seeing their excitement for a new year, new teachers, new experiences, and of course, new lunch boxes. My kids caught the fever too, hopping out of bed even before their alarm clocks...

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The glider…

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in ...through MomColoredGlasses, MCG Moms, Mom Perspectives | 0 comments

When I was pregnant with our first, we shopped and shopped for a glider to go in the nursery. I felt like Goldilocks as I sat in chair after chair…too hard, too fluffy, too scratchy…until I finally found just the perfect one. It was comfortable with padded arms, and as I rocked back and forth, I imagined what it would be like to hold a...

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10 things I wish I had known as a new mom…

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in ...through MomColoredGlasses, MCG Moms, Mom Perspectives | 0 comments

It has been over nine years since I was a brand new mom. Most days, it feels like a lifetime ago. But this summer, as I have been watching my sister go through the transition to being a new mom, it has brought me back to those first days. It was amazing to become a mom, but it also came with surprising challenges…things that did not always...

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on practicing gratitude…during appendicitis…

Posted by on Jul 19, 2014 in ...through MomColoredGlasses, Be Whole, Faith, Mom Perspectives | 0 comments

I woke with a start to the sound of insistent beeping. Disoriented and confused, I sat up and looked across the hospital room to a nurse huddled over my daughter’s IV, and only then did the last 24 hours come flooding back to me. Madi’s puking in the middle of the night, which turned into a trip to urgent care, which turned into a trip...

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#likeagirl: a call for confidence in our daughters {and we are quoted on CNN.com!}

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in ...through MomColoredGlasses, MCG Moms, Mom Perspectives | 0 comments

If you have not seen the video that Always posted on at the end of June, take three minutes… Basically, the video asks older kids/teens to show them how to run or fight or throw “like a girl”. They flailed, they giggled, they shuffled…all the stereotypical responses to the phrase. Then they ask younger girls the same...

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on growing up…

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in ...through MomColoredGlasses, MCG Moms, Mom Perspectives | 0 comments

I turned 36 last month. It has such a grown-up ring to it, being 36. Fresh out of college, I worked in a department where a few of my co-workers were in their mid to late 30’s. I remember thinking that they weren’t “old”, but they were definitely a generation ahead of me. They went to school in the...

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Perspective. It’s that important.

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in ...through MomColoredGlasses, MCG Moms, Mom Perspectives | 0 comments

I stepped into the glass box sticking out of the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago. It was surprisingly hot, even though the outside temperatures were stuck at a frosty 20 degrees. I looked out first, and then down at my feet standing on the transparent surface. It was surreal to peer through my toes down the sheer side of the...

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Women and Work Series {Renae}

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Be Informed, Mom Perspectives, Savvy Advice | 1 comment

Women, especially Mothers in the workforce is a hot topic! It seems that I’ve read about a million articles and books on this topic…..am I damaging my children by working outside the home? am I damaging my career by staying at home? am I damaging my mental health by trying to do and be everything? am I going to hit the glass ceiling? am...

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The Real Life of a Mom Blogger…

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in MCG Moms, Mom Perspectives | 0 comments

I had great plans for an interesting and beautiful post today but as soon as I walked down the stairs this morning I knew it wouldn’t materialize. We totally had that stereotypical first week at home after a great family vacation in Florida….everyone was tired and cranky and then of course got sick, the house is in complete disarray and...

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Surprising things about motherhood…

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 in MCG Moms, Mom Perspectives | 0 comments

My sister stopped by today to give the kids valentines and we inevitably jumped to the topic of babies. She is due with her first later this year, so there is plenty to talk about. Registry lists and baby monitors, glucose testing and post-baby night sweats. It also made me a bit nostalgic for those days when I had a little one to snuggle. I pulled...

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