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I need mom friends. Not just any mom friends, but ones that have a kid the same age as mine and live in my neighborhood. Just about the only thing I need more than a CAALMF (cool age appropriate...
Having the energy to work, raise children, and maintain relationships is easier when we can find time and space for focused thinking and opportunity to mentally recharge. Not to mention such time and space fuels overall quality of life improvement....
Growing up, my family did everything they could to build my self-esteem. I had have a shoe-box full of purple "participation" ribbons from swim team and summer camp. My uncle instituted the "MVS" award (Most Valuable Silverman), and I...
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You've heard the stories. Seen the pics. Probably even watched a video or two – and either cringed or said “yeah, I got this.” It all started over dinner and drinks (a seltzer with a splash of lime for me...
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