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Bryanne E. Salazar

Dealing With Deployment: Dos and Don’ts

When I last wrote to you about my husband’s deployment, I was a sad sack of something.

There was a lot of crying and a disproportionate amount of eating ice cream (scratch that, it was Häagen Dazs Gelato, specifically their sea salt caramel gelato, which, in my book, is the frozen dairy nectar or the gods).

Now a month has passed and my outlook is a bit different, although I would be lying to you if I said I wasn’t still sad at times, or that I kicked my therapeutic gelato habit (I haven’t). READ MORE

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  • JJ Keeler

    The Rewritten Disney Endings That Will Cure Your Kids Of Their Disney Obsession

    As the person who reads my blog knows (thanks, Mom!), my daughter is an animation addict; Frozen is her Disney Drug of choice. It’s gotten so bad that I fervently hope the sequel is a five minute short where Olaf dates a heat lamp and E...

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  • What The Flicka

    The Perfect Summer Cocktail To Wake Up Your Taste Buds

    This Pineapple Planter’s Punch is a delicious and bright addition to any summer occasion, or perfect for sipping on your porch after you’ve put the kids to bed early. No judging....

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  • Lessons

    Am I A King, Mommy?

    Although I am only working part-time, my plate seems to be running over!

    My mother is staying in a convalescent center while recuperating from a broken femur, my son is still adjusting to the new school year, and I am learning the “ins and outs” of my new job in Kindergarten. At the time when I should be falling asleep, I make lists in my mind of all the things that should have been done. None of these tasks are as important as my son or my mother, but collectively…they weigh me down. READ MORE

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    Here’s Some Advice On Time Management We Could All Use

    All parents are intimately familiar with just how difficult it is to manage time and delegate day-to-day tasks. If you let your partner go grocery shopping, they’ll get wrong brand of peanut butter… but consequently you’l...

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  • What The Flicka

    Acting Disruptive with Felicity Huffman

    “…We took down the wife, now I think we need to take down the mother.” – Felicity Huffman Recently our very own, Felicity Huffman, spent the day with Max Lugavere – the host, co-creator, and producer of Tribeca...

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    Kristen Daukas

    What Is A Mom For Sale Worth?

    For Sale: 1968 slightly worn out yet still in good condition Mom.

    Filter doesn’t always work, exhaust blows smoke (but only when needed), sometimes needs time to warm up to run effectively, edges are a little rough, horn is loud and can sound unexpectedly, but the radio is perfectly pitched. Windows are stuck halfway down, headlights are out of focus, couple of dings in the rear but other than that, no major blemishes. For more information or to inquire as to price, please click the “contact” button. Serious offers only. READ MORE

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    Genius Baby Plays Charades… Kind of

    This baby is pretty smart! She may not actually be playing charades but she’s reading those cards! We’re certainly impressed....

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    QUIZ: Which 50 Shades Of Grey Character Are You?

    Ahh, 50 Shades Of Grey. It’s the book (and now movie) we all love to hate. And love. And have very mixed feelings about. ...

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  • Lessons
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    The Lesson I Learned in High School That Has Changed The Way I See Things

    I was a nervous wreck my junior year of high school—nightmares about college admissions and SAT scores haunted me; I couldn’t seem to get a grasp on physics and I completely ignored social concepts like dating because they were far,...Read More
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    Friday Etsy Find: Retro Magnets

    Some things are difficult to say out loud. That's where these sassy magnets from Etsy come in! Put a couple...

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  • Elle Davis

    Irish Coffee Cream Fudge

    This fudge is pure bliss. It has Baileys Irish Cream and coffee in it. Fudge with booze and coffee? I'm in! The fudge smells unbelievably good and it's so silky smooth - the taste is heaven. This would also be a......

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  • Lessons

    Latitude Adjustments

    Geographically speaking, 10 degrees separate Oberlin, Ohio (82˚) from Richmond (72˚), at least on the longitudinal scale. In 54 years—my entire life—I never lived anywhere other than northeast Ohio. Then, last September, I moved to Richmond. On the life-experience scale, the...Read More
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  • Angela Keck

    I Have Never Felt Beautiful

    I was tagged a few days ago to participate in the “I feel beautiful” challenge that is going around on Facebook.  If you haven’t seen this particular Facebook meme it works like this, a friend uploads 5 pictures of herself that make ...

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    The Breast VS Bottle Debate

    There has been some recent talk about breast vs. bottle when it comes to feeding our babies. Here’s my two cents, for what it’s worth. READ MORE

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  • Kelli Nelson

    The Battle for Equality

    I’ve fought most of my life in the battle of equality (in various forms) for women. I grew up watching my mom fight, and we both continue to fight on behalf of my 5 year-old daughter. I spent the better part of my adult life working harde...

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  • An Honest Mom

    I’m A 3-year-old Mom

    Living things change. They adapt and grow and die. Trees leaf out, snakes molt, babies grow up into frat boys....

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