It’s not about politics…it’s about respect

January 11, 2017 0 Comments

* This is NOT a political post. This is not being Republican or Democrat. It is, in my opinion, a very powerful and true statement * That’s what I forced myself to type underneath a quote last night on social media.  I was sharing a quote from President Obama.  But I knew I needed to […]

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Practice the Pause

January 9, 2017 0 Comments

Oh hey blog…it’s been awhile. I feel like this is the first time in weeks I have been able to sit down and breathe.  I’m talking a deep, cleansing exhale.  We traveled over Christmas…and when I say traveled…I mean we packed up the family fun bus and headed east on a 14-hour drive. 14 hours. […]

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Pity Party: OVER

December 13, 2016 0 Comments

It’s been a week since my oldest fractured her elbow. X-rays…casts…re-setting…slings…and a whole lot of tears.  I’ve never seen her that upset. Ever. I locked myself into the bathroom one night to take a shower.  It was my excuse so I could sob.  I was sad for her…she was hurting…and there was nothing I could […]

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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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