When I return..

At the time, I thought I was satisfied. I thought I had had enough of your brilliance to fulfill my thirst. I was ready to move on. Here I sit, months later, thinking of your beauty and reminiscing of the fairytale that surrounds you. How I miss your essence and grace. I long to see…

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The Year of Discovery and Exploration.

Everyone is talking about their word for 2020. I started to wonder what my word would be.. In talking to my kids (because they’re my sounding board), I realized that we have two words for this new horizon: Discover & Explore. I won’t narrow these words to become strictly dictionary versions of what they could…

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The Mama Chronicles: mom guilt

Take #2. I began writing a post earlier and the more I wrote, the less authentic it felt. So, I walked away for a bit and decided that without doing it right, I wasn’t being honest with myself. One short week ago, I was living my dream. I was sipping wine at a cafe in…

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Just go with it!

For so many of us, signs are something we ignore more than accept.  I know for myself, I try to see the signs for what they are, yet I feel like I’m always missing something.  At what point do we just know?!  This may sound a bit unrealistic, I get it.  But seriously, do you ever…

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Paris, here we come!

As you know, I’ve been in aww of Paris since I was a child. I’ve been in-love with a city I’ve never visited for so long, I feel like its been brewing in my blood for centuries. Well, its time to change all of that. A few days ago I booked my first trip to…

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The Mama Chronicles: Part 1

You know those days when you wake in the morning with your day planned.. ?  Then you remember that you have kids; ones who have a different idea of what you should be doing with yourself and time.  Well, that’s me.  Every day.  I can almost guarantee that if I make a plan, it won’t happen…

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family fun in the sun.

Last week our family traveled to Arizona for my brother’s wedding.  We had such a great time.  Not only were we invited to witness the vows of two wonderful people, but we also enjoyed spending time with some friends that we’ve missed in these past several months. Our kids enjoyed the sunshine, time with their…

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paris on my mind.

Now that our family has settled comfortably in Pennsylvania, I’m getting used to the climate all over again.  This feeling reignited my want/need to be in Paris. Here are a few photos to describe how I’m feeling.  Hope you enjoy! (None of them are mine, but courtesy of pinterest and some very talented individuals).

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life is oddly wonderful!

Where to begin?!  I’ve been very open about the dislike in regards to the uncertainty in our lives.  But we have a plan and so far its all working out beautifully!  We’re moving back to the east coast in early August.  This wasn’t what I had hoped or envisioned for our next adventure, but its…

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bucket list.

I’m doing something that I have never given much thought, but after reading an article I decided to sit, think & consider, and make it all known. The article that caught my attention was regarding a young woman who created a bucket list, yet passed away before she could fulfill her plans.  Ironically,  the recipient…

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a season of change.

Every day we create a new, better plan for our future.  It seems that each plan is better than the last, but loses a bit of zest along the way.  That zest I’m referring to is our “plan” for Europe.  Although we continue to set our sights on living in Germany,  I can’t help but…

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champagne taste.

I’ve been reading a lot lately about Coco Chanel. I don’t know all there is to know of the style icon, yet I do know this…her idea of life is champagne and fabulousness. I’ll be the first to say there is nothing wrong either of those. You know, if it weren’t for my lack of…

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