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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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Reflecting on some of my “Holiday MOMents”…

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in ...through MomColoredGlasses, Be Informed, Looking Home, MCG Moms | 0 comments

Thanks to Sprout for sponsoring this post. Create YOUR holiday MOMent with Sprout! When I look back on holiday pictures from my childhood, happy smiles usually shine out at me from the little square (oddly Instagram-ish) pictures. With just 24 pictures per roll, you had to be picky, right? Now that I am a Mom, I love that I have...

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The Practice of Gratitude

Posted by on Oct 16, 2013 in ...through MomColoredGlasses, Mom Perspectives | 0 comments

A couple of nights ago, I ended up in a hot yoga studio for the first time in over a year. The smell, the dry heat, the feeling of my yoga mat under my feet all felt familiar, almost comforting as I sat cross-legged waiting for our first posture. I smiled as she told us to take child’s pose, stretching forward and grounding my forehead on my...

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Back to Work {lessons I am learning as a new working mom}

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in ...through MomColoredGlasses, Be Informed, Career "Re-Entry" Series, Mom as Manager, Mom Perspectives | 0 comments

 I sat in my office, trying to focus on the stack of exams sitting in front of me. Noisy voices spilled in through the door, as college students congregated outside waiting for their next class to begin. My stomach grumbled, even though I had just come from eating in the cafeteria an hour before. I looked at my watch. It was snack time, but I...

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