We’ve been there…

November 30, 2016 0 Comments

“I was born at night but not last night.” I can’t even tell you how many times my Dad said that to me when I was growing up.  It always came when I used some lame excuse or tried to outright lie. Every generation thinks it when they’re younger: “people older than me are so […]

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Apology notes? Nope.

November 29, 2016 0 Comments

I’m going to bury the lead on this blog…because I want to go back in time.  Sounds dramatic doesn’t it?? lol  Just hang tight…I’ll get to my point…I’m feeling nostalgic. The SEARS Christmas catalog from the 80s was THE BEST THING EVER! Remember that mammoth thing?? It was 700+ pages of toys…and these weren’t your ordinary toys.  These […]

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The conversation we’ll always have…

November 22, 2016 0 Comments

“Mom, can I play with your makeup?” I remember laughing to myself when my 8-year-old asked me that over the weekend.  I remember asking that SAME question to my mom and sister growing up.  I used to love play with makeup.  Now I kill for the moments where I don’t have to put any on. I gave […]

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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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