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We’re interrupting your regularly scheduled programming for an important message

If you’ve been following along with my almost daily #AtoZChallenge posts, you might have noticed that I haven’t published anything in a while.

Well, there’s a reason for that. Continue reading “We’re interrupting your regularly scheduled programming for an important message”

D is for Daughters


noun: a female child or person in relation to her parents; any female descendant

This is my ā€œDā€ contribution to the ā€œA to Z Challenge.ā€

You know how parents like to throw around the insult “I hope one day you have kids just like you?”

Well, whatever voodoo curse I was hit with MULTIPLE times as a child and teenager, and adult – it stuck. And I have not only one clone, but two.

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Hold onto your butts, things are gonna get a little cray cray

So, I gotta admit, I didn’t think I’d get to this point – where I would stick with my resolution to write once a week, every week, for the whole year. Granted this is only the last week of March, but still, I’ve made it this far without any hiccups. Continue reading “Hold onto your butts, things are gonna get a little cray cray”

Just take a look, it’s in a book

WAAAAAAAY back in my first blog post of the year, one of my resolutions was to read two books a week via my Goodreads goal for a total of 24 books this year. This post is a way for me to hold myself accountable.

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She blinded me with science

This is gonna be a #ThrowbackThursday post – going back to 2014, ya’ll.


In March of 2014, Persephone was a Kindergartner at Garden City Elementary in Brooklyn Center. The school liked to put on family fun nights each month to encourage parents to come and engage in some fun activities with their kids.

So we decided to check out Science night, which was really awesome. Continue reading “She blinded me with science”

How does your garden grow?

Last Thursday I enjoyed a rare girls night out with my friend Jenny as we drove to Roseville to create our own succulent gardens courtesy of Plant Nite. For those of you who have never been, it’s really fun – drinking and planting something pretty – two awesome things, right? Continue reading “How does your garden grow?”

Dog Days Are Here Again

If you follow me on social, then you already know the news, but I’m going to share it again anyway.



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I’m Losing My Marbles: An Essay on Great Parenting

I will be the first person to tell you that I have screwed the pooch at parenting a time or two.

Nothing Earth-shatteringly profound is coming to mind at the moment, but I know there are some doozies out there that I’m currently blocking out of my memory.

The reason I’m bringing this up? Because of what happened on Monday.

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It’s time to party

Today’s blog post is gonna be an homage to my parents, who are both celebrating birthdays this week.

Happy nightmares for your birthday
Happy nightmares for your birthday

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