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I really am looking forward to turning 40!

I am actually looking forward to 40

I am actually looking forward to turning 40. No, really. I am.   My 20s were all about getting established. I finished college, got a job, bought a house, got married, earned two Master’s Degrees, worked hard to find my stride at work. My 30s were all about starting a family. I had my oldest right […]

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Spring Cleaning Your Life: A Guide To Staying Sane

While we haven’t yet seen Spring in Syracuse, we are eternally hopeful that it is just around the corner; trading snow for mud, clouds for sunshine and hopefully some warmer temperatures to replace our polar vortexes. Spring is a time to get our affairs in order, sweep out the cobwebs and clean out the garage/attic/basement […]

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Should I Take My Family to Disney?

This post is sponsored by Pixie Vacations. We hope you enjoy learning about their services!  I confess: I have never taken my kids to Disney. It is not that I have anything against Disney – it just felt a little overwhelming. There are so many choices – Which park should we go to? Should we […]

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A Love Letter to Myself

I turned 40 years old a couple of months ago and I kept waiting for some big soul-shaking revelation or midlife crisis or both. I had a lot of anxiety leading up to this birthday because 40 feels not young anymore, and yet not old either. It is a midway point in our lives and […]

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Pump the Brakes on Broken Promises

I have almost never kept promises to myself. It’s so easy to ignore or overlook the disappointment when it’s self-inflicted. You can understand and reason with the ‘why’ of the broken promise. You can excuse yourself and tell yourself it wasn’t a big deal. In the fall of last year, I read Rachel Hollis’ Girl, […]

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