money, power, respect

Money, Power, Respect

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“First you get the money. Then you get the (bleep) power. After you get the (bleep) power (bleep) will respect you.” - The Lox Why is a mommy blogger quoting a 1998 rap song? It accurately describes how I feel...
Do you believe in fairy tales? Once upon a time, in a little town in Connecticut, there lived a brunette, straight-haired little girl and her family. That little girl had a beautiful childhood filled with love and adventures.  When the little...
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We Play Scrabble

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I have a confession to make. I’m a woman in my (early) 40’s, and I still need my mom—a lot. Like, call her every day, send a lot of texts. Need her. The good news is I am so...
Dear Husband, Every night we sit on the couch after tucking our kids into bed, and we reflect on the day. We talk about how grateful we are for our village for helping us survive this stage of our lives.  But...
I LOVE dining out. I am constantly researching the best new restaurants around Fairfield County in hopes that one day my husband and I will get there. These days, however, our meals mostly include leftover dino nuggets and boxed...
To the moms I've re-friended from my childhood, thank you.  We became friends long before Facebook existed. We met sometime in elementary school and naturally gravitated toward each other. We traded stickers, caught ladybugs, read the entire series of The...
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Living With My Grandma

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It was the spring semester of my freshman year in college. Not only was I still completely homesick, but I had spiked a fever that afternoon. My vile roommate decided to throw a party in our room as I...
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Dine-In Date Nights

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I’ll be honest. My husband and I were never really good at “date nights.” We've always used babysitters heavily throughout the work-week to help navigate childcare, so we always felt a little bit guilty leaving the kids with a...
There are so many things that make getting older better. You have grown up, learned what is important in life, and are confident about living your values. You have had time to find a collection of amazing friends who are...
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Hope for 2021

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2020, you win. I lost hope. I have nothing left to give. The year started off strong. I had a vision board and everything. I set my intention to do more self-care activities, put myself on the top 3...

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Fairfield County Farmers’ Markets

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With the start of summer comes yummy local fresh food like fruits and veggies, and there is no better place to get them than...
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