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This Week in Books: My first five-star read of 2017

I never intended for this blog to be solely about books, but reading is pretty much all I've been doing outside of work and mommying. Cold, wet weather and time changes will do that. Then: Have you ever read a book that you liked soooo much you simultaneously wanted to see how it ends but… Continue reading This Week in Books: My first five-star read of 2017

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mommyhood

On the eve of your third birthday

To my Beloved Bear... On the eve of your third birthday, I'm overcome with emotions: Wonder for the amazing little person you have become. Gratitude for the privilege of being your mom. A tinge of sadness that your independence means you need me less. Guilt for all the meetings that shortened our playtime together, for… Continue reading On the eve of your third birthday

goals, momentum, one little word

The year of momentum

I'm a planner. By the time eighth grade rolled around, I already had my entire high school course load mapped out. My senior year in high school barely began, and I knew every class I was going to take for my college major and which clubs I was going to partake in. My dad would… Continue reading The year of momentum