November 28, 2014

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Thankful

I’m blessed to live in a state where a three-hour mountain ride on my road bike is possible at the very end of November. So today, Thanksgiving, as my way of “giving thanks,” I donned my cool weather (even though it was close to 70 degrees) riding gear and headed out into the peaceful hills […]

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November 12, 2014

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Paleo Power Truffles

Here we go with my little food fling, once again…  Into the land of Paleo.  I feel as if I must continue to claim my anti-absolutist stance when it comes to these foods and I’m really not sure why–I’m pretty sure it has something to do with my ego and my resistance to drinking anyone else’s Kool-aid! […]

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September 29, 2014

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Co-Parenting with Ex’s… and Their New Partners

Like so many people I know, my tolerance for emotional distress has been stretched to maximum capacity, a number of times, over the last couple of years. And I’m so grateful… There’s this one specific piece that continues to push me to my edge. …Wait, let me put that another way—that feels like a sledgehammer […]

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August 31, 2014

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Greek Dolmades

I LOVE having my kids in the kitchen with me.  It doesn’t always happen, but when I can cook things that are fun and engaging, that get them involved, the time we share is priceless.  That’s when conversation flows easily, when we share stories and work together.  These are the moments that remind me of […]

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July 31, 2014

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Modeling Emotions to Our Kids

I’m a mama who shares a lot with my kids. I’ve gone overboard at times. I’ve shared too much, not quite grasping that my emotions or mental “meaning-making” machine was just too much for my little ones. But overall, I’ve realized that my kiddos have a lot of emotional intelligence that I want to honor. […]

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April 2, 2014

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Self-Care

As a mother of two, I’ve realized that I either have to find and nurture MYSELF within the chaos of supporting these developing life forms or completely sacrifice myself to the ever changing needs of my children.  I’ve opted for door number one! Self-care is a word that I use almost every day of my life.  […]

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