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Twenty Years in the Rearview Mirror

Twenty years ago Two women, two girls, and one inbetween in a house, knee deep in grief.  We’d lost our hero.  One guy likes my mom, “Do we want to see the rose parade floats?” Sixteen years ago Two people in love stand in a gazebo, a new family of seven is born.  Three teen […]

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Discovering Daughterhood

Almost exactly four years ago, I was preparing to marry the love of my life.  There were final dress fittings and cake tastings, followed by boot camp workouts and lots of check writing.  Liberally sprinkled into the excitement were feelings of nervousness and even dread.  My relationship with my dad was near its worst and […]

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Falling Into Wellness

I’m back!  The summer months flew by in a haze of heat, full weekends, and the chaos of needy summer school students.  Finally, routines are set and I’m feeling a little more settled.  The crushing heat of summer will soon (hopefully) disappear and my favorite season of falling leaves and tall boots is almost here. […]

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A Crazy Little Thing Called “Self Care”

Last week, Mr. Wonderful and I were on stay-cation.  We soaked up the sun in Santa Barbara, indulged in delicious fresh crab alfresco on the pier at sunset, and even attended a midday Angels game.  It was a great time of rest, recharging, and perspective for me.  Up until vacation I had run myself ragged […]

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Married WF seeks Hobby

My least favorite part of any questionnaire has always been the hobbies and interests section.  In the past, the only hobbies and interest boxes I could have checked were shopping at the mall, nursing teenage crushes on boys, reality television, and travel.  Thankfully, my thirties have found me a more confident and interesting woman.  I […]

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News flash! I like my job.

Anyone who knows me knows that I am my own life coach.  I naturally tend to approach obstacles or issues in my life pragmatically; my solutions normally being some type of life coach style activity.  My main life obstacle lately has been trying to get pregnant.  I want it to happen on my own timetable, […]

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It’s my party…

Today is my 31st birthday.  Having a January birthday can be hard, especially as a kid.   Kids always start thinking about their birthday months ahead of time and I was no exception.  I would bug my mom at the height of the holiday season about my birthday party, adding to the hustle and bustle […]

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The Sweetness of Sisterhood

Last night for date night, Mr. Wonderful and I watched Little Women.  Clearly, it was my turn to pick, but I picked it specifically because I was thinking a lot about my sisters.  We recently returned from an amazing vacation with my sister and her husband.  It was even more fun than I hoped it […]

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Breaking Up is Hard to Do

I went to a work meeting today and left feeling pretty bummed out.  It was a big meeting with multiple school sites and I was going to see my old coworkers for the first time since I left.  Getting ready this morning, I felt as if I was going to see an ex boyfriend for […]

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This Friday Night

I am a pretty big fan of girl power pop songs that demand a good car dance.  This especially includes anything Katy Perry.  The other day, I was driving home from work and her current hit, “Last Friday Night” came on the radio.  Immediately my mood perked up and I smiled as I thought about […]

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