The Lactation Station is Now Closed

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It’s official, I have put away my nursing pads and stocked up on tampons. I am no longer a nursing mama. I’ve reached this milestone with both joy and sadness. No more pumping (hooray!) or worrying about how many drinks I can have with dinner. But this change also means I will miss that special [...]

Halloween is not my holiday!

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I am not a Halloween person. I never have been. I always came up with a last-minute costume idea, and I certainly wasn’t awarded any prizes for creativity. Now that I have a son, I am trying to be imaginative and plan ahead. However, costume selection in Miami has its challenges. First of all, it [...]

For the Love of Balls

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There are many things I like about my new gym.  There are also a few things I really miss from my old gym, namely its brand of medicine balls or wall balls.  I can just suck it up, stop being a princess and use the medicine balls at the gym or I can buy the [...]

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So last week at the dinner table, my husband and I were asking our kids about their day at school.  I look forward to these suppertime chit-chats as you never know what you will hear out of the mouths of babes. My oldest daughter was excitedly recounting her day and telling us about P.E. “What [...]

Et tu, Estee?

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A lot of things converged over the past week to make this post happen.  In the back of my head, I had thought about writing it for a couple of weeks, but a few things sparked it now – specifically: the month, an episode of The League, a fracking company’s plans to distribute pink drill bits “for the [...]

Get Up, Stand Up

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Thirty days ago, Dylan started school. Thirty days ago, Dylan left the comforts of his old school and friends. Thirty days ago, Dylan stepped onto a school bus. Thirty days ago, Dylan met his first “bully”- or at least that is what he now sees this other child as. What a sad day that was [...]

Six Signs you Could use a Mommy Time-Out

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Moms have busy lives. We are constantly in the throes of organizing, rushing, cleaning, and caring for our loved ones. Here are six signs you need to slow down and give yourself a Mommy time-out: 1. After returning from a hellish trip to the grocery store with your three children, you unpack all the freezer items [...]

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“Every five years ago, I look back on my life and have a good laugh…” -Indigo Girls They say hindsight is always 20/20, and I can’t help but smile when I think about that truthful statement. As I review the past four decades of my life, I notice how my relationship with food has evolved. [...]