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From the Outside Looking In

“It looks just like a museum!” I exclaimed to Jeff, his face shining back at me with the same expression of amused delight. Every light in the house was on, glowing with the vibrant pulse of everyday life. My flip flops lay just near the rug, where I’d kicked off them off to collapse on […]

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Why You Should Schedule a Quarterly Parents Day of Fun

Have you ever vacationed with a small child? If yes, then you probably already know that the word “vacation” should never be used to describe that particular experience. The combination of unfamiliar sleeping quarters, a significantly smaller arsenal of distraction tools, and lots of time in the car or on an airplane can send most parents […]

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Finding Your Mom Tribe

When I was pregnant, everyone gave me advice or told me horror stories. Other moms. Well-meaning strangers. The mailman. I felt like I was in a vortex of advice about everything from how long I should breastfeed my child to whether I should cloth diaper, and IT WAS EXHAUSTING. By the time my son arrived, […]

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Girls of the World: Let There Be No Room for Doubt

I struck out on my own in terms of business earlier this year. I had always done some design work on the side, but relocating cities and leaving my out-of-home job to work from home while raising my girls was the perfect recipe for me to jump all in and make my dream a reality. […]

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5 Tips to Pay Off Debt Fast

For years, my husband and I spent money like nobody’s business. We swiped without considering consequences. Spent without calculating. Made choices and commitments without doing the math. When weekends rolled around, we treated ourselves and justified our actions with the rationale that we deserved it because we had worked hard all week. But then, Monday would […]

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Where Do We Go From Here? Teaching Our Kids About Hate, Race, and Their Futures

Alton Sterling has died. Alton Sterling was shot by a police man, while on the ground. Alton Sterling was Black. I am a multiracial mom raising three kids just outside of Indianapolis. I easily pass for white, or at least racially ambiguous, and have my whole life. My racial identity always straddles two worlds: caught […]

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