Author Archive | Tanya


Girlfriends are a Girl’s Best Friend

I am an extraordinarily lucky woman in that my husband is one of my absolute best friends. But there are times in every woman’s life when she must decompress to another set of double x chromosomes. My husband is very attuned to women as he is an OB/GYN. But there is a big difference between […]

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“Mom, What Are You Most Afraid Of?”

Whenever my children ask me, “Mom, what are you most afraid of?” I typically tell them falling. Ever since I fell out of a tree and spent my ninth birthday with casts on both of my arms, I start to have a panic attack in any circumstance that may lead to me or someone else […]

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Confessions of a Christmas Movie Addict

Everyone has their favorite Christmas movie, and I am no exception. Even though I could probably recite most of the film from memory, every year, with glee in my heart, I watch “A Christmas Story.” As much as I love this movie, however, it is not enough alone to get me through the Christmas season. […]

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Gratitude: Thanks from a Grateful Mom

Gratitude isn’t always easy to come by. I try very hard to be a good mom, to be tough but fair, teach my children right from wrong. I sometimes feel like I have to handle everything the world throws at me completely by myself. But, I have been realizing, lately, how so many people have […]

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Suck It Up, Buttercup {A Mother’s Mantra}

I don’t have the easiest life, emotionally speaking. There are a lot of, let’s just say, “issues” spread out among the eight people who call our house a home. I find myself quite often complaining about some of the things I have to deal with to the people closest to me. Most of the time, […]

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Terrible Mother? No. Just human.

I’m a Terrible Mother

There are many times in my life when I get to the end of a day, and I look at myself in the mirror, and I think, “I am a really terrible mother!” I wonder why I was entrusted to care for and shape the lives of six individuals who have to actually be productive […]

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What Do I Tell My Daughters?

I have two daughters, age thirteen and seventeen. All of their school careers, they have been attending private schools that had strict uniform codes. Lately, my thirteen year old has been having some issues when they are allowed to have out of uniform days in the now warm weather. They are required to have shorts […]

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Summer Mom Blues

June 3, 2016. That is the date this year of my “Independence Day”. Well, sort of. That is the day I no longer receive a minimum of six emails a day pertaining to something going on with one of my children’s classes or school activities. That is the day I do not have to set […]

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