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Goals and Grace Celeste Barnard

Goals and Grace

  Let’s talk. It’s nearly February — do you already feel like you need a re-start? Do you feel like a failure and this year has just begun?! I’m coming to you today in solidarity, sister. What were your goals for the new year? Were you going to start working out in January? How about […]

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Dear Mom I See You

Dear Mom, I See You

Dear Mom,  I am sorry to say that I am guilty of not truly seeing you while I was growing up. I was definitely not the easiest child — dramatic, fiery, and stubborn — in contrast to my soft-spoken, gentle and accommodating younger sister. Growing up I never understood how you were able to be so […]

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Stuck in the Middle: Advice for Pre-Teens

Stuck in the Middle: Advice for the Parents of Pre-Teens

Think being a teenager is hard? Try being a pre-teen. You still like kids’ toys, playing outside with your friends, building on MineCraft, and watching the Disney Channel. But you also like “cool” stuff like celebrities, pop music, YouTube, and iPhones. If you’re a girl, you’re probably playing with make-up, but Barbies are only sometimes […]

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DearOtherMom

Dear Other Mom, You Win

Dear other mom, I see you everywhere. At dance class on Saturday morning, you arrive with your freshly painted manicure and pedicure. Your daughter, poised and sporting the same hairdo, smiles at me in a similar fashion, while you help her with her ballet shoes. Later in the week, our paths cross at Taekwondo, where […]

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NewYearSameMe

New Year, Same Me

We’re all guilty of using the phrase, “new year, new me,” and this year I’m not even going to try with that mess. I’ve tried sticking to workout regiments, fads, and meditation. The only one that truly lasted was meditation. This year, I’m not trying to stick to a resolution. This year, I’m putting myself […]

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