Mama needs a break : The American Club

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to get away for the weekend with some girlfriends to The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin. It’s just a short 3-hour drive from Chicago, so we woke up early one morning and headed out for a fun road trip. As guilty as I felt leaving the kids, I knew it was something that I needed to do for my well-being. As a mom, I…

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How to make mom friends

Let’s face it making mom friends can be a challenge. Making friends in your 30’s and beyond is so different than making friends in your 20’s. Throw a couple kids into the mix it can feel like an olympic sport trying to schedule a lunch with someone that doesn’t want to make you poke your eyes out. Nap schedules, feeding times, family pressures can make meeting new people seem almost…

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Life Lessons for my daughter

When I found out I was pregnant with a girl I had so many emotions. Excitement, joy, and a little fear and uncertainty about how to be the best girl mom I could be. Sure, I was girl but I was also a girl who was walking around with of bunch of misbeliefs about what it meant to be a woman.  I was 28 when I had my daughter, in…

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Summer Dresses I Love

I can’t believe the summer is coming to a close. The kids will be back in school in a few weeks and my schedule will be jammed back with activities. That’s why I’m soaking up these last few weeks of warm days and no schedules and enjoying wearing my favorite summer staples. I love wearing dresses in the summer because it requires such little thought. I have a few on …

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Not your average beach reads

We all know by now that happiness is an inside job, but how do we continue to cultivate our inner worlds when the outside world is constantly telling us that what we are looking for is outside of us? Well, for me it’s a combination of  a lot things. Meditation, prayer and being more mindful of the media I consume are high on my list. Books have always been a…

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