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I sat on my front porch to soak in the sun when a mom jogged past on the sidewalk. She looked radiant pushing her stroller, with her perfect messy bun, cute ball cap, neatly-fitted exercise clothes, and a lean,...
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I never had any intention of being a marching band mom. And I certainly had no idea what it would entail once I became one. Unbelievably long days at competitions, freezing nights at football games, and nearly non-stop fundraising...
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I was unprepared for the barrage of tasks and to dos that came with buying a house. I mean, I knew it wasn't a small task. And with the market the way it is, I expected everything would feel...

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