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Band Moms Rock: How My Working Mom Made It Work

Recently I heard some of my friends talking about chaperoning elementary school field trips. My kid isn’t to that age yet, so it’s interesting to hear other moms talk about their experiences. Some love it. Some go because they can. And some were never able to go because of work. My parents divorced when I […]

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Say yes to you

Say “Yes” to You

I couldn’t believe it was happening, as it happened. I actually said “no.” As a people-pleasing, “YES!” person, it felt kind of amazing. Who am I kidding? Saying “no” was also kind of terrifying. OK, OK, totally terrifying. What FOMO am I bringing upon myself by not doing something?! It’s incomprehensible. It’s unbelievable. It’s done. […]

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Passing on PSL: Cold Brew for Life

Yes, it’s October. And it’s the official season of Pumpkin Spice Everything. Actually, I’d say fall arrived early for our coffee beverages because I saw the first Pumpkin Spice Latte post on September 1—before Labor Day!   I’ll pay reverence to the beautiful flavors of pumpkin spice on Thanksgiving day, but the only caffeinated beverage […]

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A Piercing Question

My Puerto Rican mother said her parents pierced her ears before she left the hospital as a baby, but that wasn’t the case for me. And in a classic case of “he said, she said,” my mom insists that my dad didn’t want it done. When I recently asked him about it he said he […]

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