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What Nobody Told Me : Post 40 Secrets for Us Gals

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Is this Middle Age? As I caught up with some other school moms at drop off the other day, the conversation somehow took a quick side turn to mentioning vaginas. (we have a midwife in our midst). As we mused through the hilarity of a round of vagina stories, I realized my comfort with the word vagina has become mainstay in my world. The older I get, the use of va-jay-jay, cooch, and other cute definitions of our underbits takes up too much energy and for me, it has now simply become straight up vagina. Funny how that works isn't it? As we
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Kon Mari Like a Mother : Day 1 : THE CLOTHES

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Part 1 : The Clothes It really DID change my life. If you don't know what I am referring to, I am talking about Marie Kondo's book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up also known as the Kon Mari method. Marie Kondo's book has sold millions of copies all over the world in people's quest to gain sanity on the clutter that takes up their world. Her belief is that once you keep only things that make you feel good (aka Spark Joy), you rid yourself of the chaos around you, and help put your mind at peace. I have to agree that
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How to Kon Mari Like a Mother ….

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Cleaning up and Cleaning House. Part 1 Lie back and relax while you play out this fantasy. A tidy, streamlined closet with absolutely everything in its place.. Mmmm..tell me more you sexy beast… Organized, folded drawers that allow for easy access to ALL your clothes not just the ones on top... Ohhh god right there…yesssss…I like it like that...I've just never had it like that... Space, to actually put things neatly in places like toy chests, desks, and storage areas... Oh my god...Oh my god....Ohh Ohhh Ohhhh god yes PLEASE... A chance to ease the chaos in your mind... Sweet Jesus..that
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What We Learned This Summer – The Science of Being Busy

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Summer was good. Really good. I don't know if it's because we are leaving soon but this summer felt very special. Like we had done something right.  We had figured out the science of busy, but this summer spent time in a whole new classroom and this is what we learned. The importance of letting go of BUSY We have all been guilty of "being busy". That busy easily creates when we are just so fucking tired we have to cancel on dinner/lunch/coffee/drinks/get togethers/theatre dates/you name it. More often than not that busy stems from the work you are doing, not the fun you
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To The Friend Who Doesn’t Want to Be a Burden

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The Return of Real Friendship We were out for dinner, catching up on a long overdue series of updates on what was happening in our lives. Social media lead the prompts as we reviewed what we "knew" of what was going on with each other & asked more top of line questions. As you described a heart-wrenching account of a situation with your child, you started to cry. The pain and heartache I saw in your eyes told your story far deeper than you could possibly share. And then you said those words, "I'm sorry. I don't want to burden you with all of this".
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A Chance to Say Goodbye to The Tragically Hip

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And connecting with the NOW Mom Says: I have been tripping the light nostalgic a lot these days. Much has happened this year that could be influencing these visits down memory lane but I know that I have felt a bit of that in-your-bones-sadness since seeing the Hip live last week. It could very well be that we are moving out of our house of 10 years, (the house that we have raised our children), in less than a month. It could be we are changing this part of our life and leaving soon. Heading out on an adventure around the globe and learning about life
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