holiday stress

Sean and I have a busy life with work, five kids between us, a new home to decorate, and a wedding to plan. So last weekend when Sean brought up we should be Christmas shopping now to keep holiday craziness to a minimum, I immediately wondered how we would find the time. I have never […]

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Tomorrow is the big day. It’s the annual make-or-break day for men; you will be back on the market for a girlfriend after screwing up the most important romantic day of the year or, if married, sleeping on the sofa indefinitely. Thankfully, the Naked Girl is here to save the day. Even if you just […]

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Sean broke our wedding vows recently. The fact we aren’t married yet is just a technical detail. What is important is the commitment he made, to uphold five promises,┬ánow and when he is my husband. I have happily embraced my current marital status, writing articles espousing the benefits of singledom. When we first started dating, […]

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Happy Cyber Monday

November 26, 2012

in Life Lessons

After writing a somewhat anti-Black Friday and anti-consumerism post last week, publishing this piece today might seem contradictory. It’s not. We will all be shopping for our kids and loved ones, but how, where, and when I partake in the holiday shopping madness is something I can control. I fully embrace online shopping and Cyber […]

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A Week of Giving Thanks

November 19, 2012

in Life Lessons

This week of Thanksgiving I will be doing something more productive than stressing about seating for dinner, figuring out if I have enough plates to feed 40+ people dessert, or whether I am buying the right size turkey to feed the crowd. Instead I am working a little each day to prepare logistically while spending […]

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Back-to-school rush. Three fall sports activities. Watching professional baseball. Halloween. The first half of fall has been busy for me, but there is a lull. Kid and professional baseball is over, a school routine is in full swing, and Halloween is behind us. Thanksgiving is looming in the near future, but I am focused on […]

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