This is the reason…

October 18, 2016 0 Comments

So…I parted ways with the title “Anchor Mom.”  The blog is still here…it’s still the same…but I felt like it was necessary that I change the title. I got several emails from people asking me why…one woman said, “it’s who you are!” Well — that’s just the thing.  I’ve never been one for labels…and that […]

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To my daughters…

October 11, 2016 0 Comments

To my daughters, When I was in 6th grade, I switched out my Underoos tank top for a bra. I remember that day well…your grandmother beamed with pride and Puppa got teary-eyed and wouldn’t talk to me for a couple of days.  For some strange reason back then, it was cool to wear a bra…and because […]

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I’m not on the couch

September 21, 2016 0 Comments

So I put on some old spandex running pants this morning…and thankfully, they finally fit.  Things are wider…lumpier…the seams may be pulling more than they should… but by God, the pants are on my body once again! Every day, I grab the stroller and the baby and I go for a run…ok light jog…ok maybe […]

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September 9, 2016 0 Comments

I remember the day vividly. I remember how blue the sky was…how clear it was…not a cloud in the sky. Like so many others…I remember the moment that everything changed. 8:45am. A freak accident? 9:03am. We all knew…it was something much more terrifying. I could go about where I was…what I was doing…how I felt…what […]

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The worst feeling

August 31, 2016 0 Comments

Every summer as a kid, I would spend two weeks with my grandmother in Maryland.  She would always sign me up for camps…there was tennis camp, art camp…she even sent me to farm camp. “I have to milk what??” Yep…city girl. But it’s the gymnastics camp I remember the most.  I was in 3rd grade […]

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Not a good headline…

August 12, 2016 0 Comments

This was the headline on an international paper Friday night: Sore losers! USA goalie Hope Solo rants ‘we lost to a bunch of cowards’ after women’s soccer team is knocked OUT of Olympics by Sweden in penalty kicks and loses 4-3 A team that has accomplished so much. Four Olympic Gold medals. Three World Cup […]

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We can do better

August 10, 2016 0 Comments

Katie Ledecky is shattering records and already has 2 golds at Rio. Simone Biles proved she is one of THE BEST athletes in the world. Kerri Walsh-Jennings is on track to win her 4th consecutive gold. Just three of the MANY female athletes who are showing the world they can dominate their sport.  So I […]

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“She would have walked a lot sooner if…”

August 9, 2016 0 Comments

The baby started walking about a month ago. Ok, there were two nights where she was a walking machine and then she just stopped.  She was like, “Alright I’m done with this…I like crawling better.”  And truth be told…I liked it like that.  I’m in no rush for her to grow up. Cue a couple […]

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The telephone game. Cue eye roll

August 4, 2016 0 Comments

If there’s one thing I have learned in life, it’s this: the telephone game is still played well into adulthood.  In fact, it’s much worse than when we were kids.  When we were younger, the telephone game started with a phrase like, “Mandy likes banana ice cream.” It would work its way through and end […]

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It’s our job

August 3, 2016 0 Comments

The biggest problem with childhood bullying today is: US. Yes…us…you and me.  Anyone out there who runs a household.  Anyone out there who is raising children or grandchildren.  It’s our problem. We’re too quick to blame politicians…movie stars…athletes…singers…and anyone else who is in the public eye.  We’re blaming them for “not being a good example.” […]

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