Love, Hope, & Coffee

Caffeinated musings on motherhood & life

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Places Don’t Change; My Perspective Does

Last week, I traveled to Boston for a charitable giving conference and was lucky enough to squeeze in visits with friends and family too. I’ll always think of my kids as babies, but getting to hang out with my almost-three-year-old nephew and brand new niece reminded me just how much my own children have grown up!… Read More

When Words Sting, Sometimes Action Is the Best Remedy

“You’re seven? But you’re so small!!”

I hold back a grimace. My daughters and I are at a trampoline park, and the employee handing them their wristbands has just asked their ages.… Read More

Dear Kids: Your Favorite Things Drive Me Crazy

This past weekend, my children’s school hosted its annual carnival, an event that kids eagerly anticipate and adults dread in equal measure. Held on a Friday evening in early spring, carnival has all of the elements that get your adrenaline going: throngs of excited kids and weary adults, a sweltering gymnasium transformed with games, face painting, and hair styling stations, and hallways crammed with more games and prizes.… Read More

For Better or Worse, Family Vacations Bring Out the Kid in All of Us

I love family vacations. There is something special about traveling and exploring new destinations alongside your kids. I appreciate the way vacations literally force us to hit the pause button on the usual commitments – school, work, and the like – and offer the opportunity to reconnect with our more lighthearted selves.Read More

Let’s Ditch the Parenting Scorecard

We’ve all heard the saying, “You are your own harshest critic.” I’ve found this description to be particularly fitting in motherhood. We don’t get traditional performance evaluations for raising human beings.… Read More

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