Let it snow, let it snow!

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By Lisa Sugarman      I may have inadvertently done a bad thing. But I didn’t mean to. Well, ok, I did mean to. And I’m afraid I’m going to do it again. You know the four snow days we’ve already had this winter? Well that was me. They were my fault. And I know that snow days can be an inconvenience in terms of shoveling out and child care if your work, so I hope I didn’t throw you too bad. But I’m not sorry I made them happen. I’m really not. And if I have the chance to make one happen again, I will. See, I love snow days. I love everything about them. I love the extended-forecast anticipation of them. I love the waiting for notification of them. I love waking up the morning after a storm, pulling back the shade, and seeing that Continue Reading

Huge Book Giveaway – 10 Books from TA Barron

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Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us (phew!), how about a chance to make someone’s holiday extra special with a collection of books from renowned young adult author, T.A. Barron?  Barron’s stories inspire children young and old all around the world. Covering vast mythical territories, his epic fantasies draw readers in and […]

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Tell me about motherhood

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How do you describe motherhood? How do you translate all the emotions, joys, fears, hopes, and wonder into a neatly organized collection of words that convey some sense of the vast and intimate reality that is being a mom? It’s nearly impossible. Though we may walk in each other’s footsteps and even side-by-side, each of […]

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A mom and her martini; an elephant and an epiphany

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In my life before kids, girls’ night out was so fun. My friends and I would go to our favorite pub downtown for a few drinks and end up chatting for hours on end about men, work, and fashion. After giving birth to my first child, my participation in these outings came to a screeching […]

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When I see you dance

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When I see you dance, my heart is filled with joy. You move as though you are flying – unrestrained and untamed, free from inhibitions, lost in the rapture of your magical flight. When I see you dance, my heart is filled with the moment. I surrender – closing out the rest of the world, […]

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Moms play hooky, too

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Spring is starting to unfurl in earnest. The sun is shining more warmly, the flowers are turning their colors loose on the world, and each day begins with a burst of birdsong. People are smiling more, children are laughing more, and moms … well, moms want to play hooky. And why shouldn’t we? It’s not […]

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Why would a mom make time to write a book?

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Being a mom is an adventure comprised of a series of challenges that leave you alternately defeated and triumphant. You never know what tomorrow will bring; you just hope you have enough brain cells and patience to persevere and end the day laughing instead of crying. Though we don’t all get the chance to chronicle […]

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Toddler question…

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Mother helps me grow…

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Piece of advice…

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