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Let’s Talk Superpowers

Superpowers. They’re a popular topic in my house these days. My 8-year-old is obsessed with superpowers. He changes his mind daily about which one he would choose to have if he could have just one. I encourage my kids to dream about having superpowers, probably because I also dream of having powers of my own! It’s fun to envision how different life could be if we had superpowers. I also say, why choose just one? Now that I’m a mom, I… { read more }

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LAUGHTER LIFE PARENTHOOD

Creating The Perfect Holiday Card: Moments of Parenthood Chaos

Each year when the holidays roll around, life feels magical, and I feel like a kid again. Thanksgiving is the official kick-off to our holiday season. The day after Thanksgiving… it’s game on. The house gets decorated. The tree put up and filled with ornaments. The stockings are hung. The pine-scented candles are lit. But… as much as I love preparing for the holidays, it’s the smaller holiday moments that fill my heart each year. Moments like taking my daughter to… { read more }

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LAUGHTER LIFE

That Lightbulb Moment When….

Life is full of moments, big and small.   Here at Moments Big and Small, we celebrate and share all of life’s moments. Today, we’re sharing a “lightbulb moment”. What’s a lightbulb moment? It’s when you say, “oh wow… how true”! Here is one of our favorites…   “Life isn’t perfect, but life IS full of perfect moments.”   Some days may be tougher than others and feel like they are far from perfect. They may be bad! But even those… { read more }

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IN THE NEWS LIFE

Have You Decided What Your Legacy Looks Like?

I am sharing this story in hopes that it encourages you to think about what your legacy will look like. Will it be a legacy of kindness, like this gentleman? He touched thousands of people in his local community, without even realizing it. Simply by “disconnecting” and staying present when he walked the town. He was friendly, welcoming and always very kind. And he will truly be missed.  Here is his story:   THE RIDGEFIELD WALKER Michael Nardone Jr. remembers when… { read more }

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LAUGHTER LIFE

My First Time Hosting Thanksgiving

The holidays are certainly full of moments, both big and small. Full of fun, full of stress, full of warmth, full of too much food, too many desserts. Never too full of love though.  No matter how you spend the holidays, remember to embrace each moment. A holiday moment I’ve learned to embrace is this one:   MY FIRST TIME AS A GROWN-UP HOSTING THANKSGIVING It was several years ago. My husband and I decided to host Thanksgiving at our… { read more }

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LAUGHTER LIFE PARENTHOOD

Just Another Ordinary Week

What’s an ordinary week in the life of a mom? Mostly it’s boring.  Monotonous.  Mundane.  Same old same old. Then there is a week like this one… MONDAY:  Mom wakes up in the morning, to total darkness. She panics. What time is it & why is everything dark?  She discovers the power is out & it’s 9 AM.  CRAP!  That means both kids are late to school.  Frantic, she gets the kids out of bed, gets them dressed & out the… { read more }

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LAUGHTER LIFE PARENTHOOD

Who Needs an Alarm Clock Anymore?

Like most moms, I don’t need an alarm clock because every morning I get a specialty wake-up call. Reserved only for parents…It’s called “The Kid Alarm”. WHAT IS A “KID ALARM”? First, it’s different from a “Baby Alarm”. Every new parent has to readjust to waking up when their babies do. I struggled through that phase and it eventually turned me into a very light sleeper.  Ever since the “Baby Alarm” days, I now hear every peep.  Every snore.  Every creak.… { read more }

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LAUGHTER LIFE PARENTHOOD

Life With Too Many Dogs

Life with too many dogs – this week’s edition: MONDAY: I woke up to a 12 pack of toilet paper, completely shredded in my living room. TUESDAY: I took my dog’s “invisible fence collar”, aka “electric fence collar”, to get the battery replaced. The guy replaced it for me, handed it to me, and I said thank you and I began to walk out. ZZZZZZZap! I GOT ZAPPED/SHOCKED/FELL DOWN ON THE GROUND YELLING “MY ARM HURTS”. Yep… I’d call that… { read more }

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IN THE NEWS LIFE PARENTHOOD

When Life Freezes. Unforgettable Moments.

As a child, I remember hearing stories about “unforgettable moments in life”.  My mom told me about how events happen that are so memorable, they live with you forever.  Time freezes.  Her example was the assassination of JFK.  My mom told me about when she and her friends learned of his death, time froze.  Everyone who lived through that remembers where they were the moment they heard he was killed. John Lennon’s death, The Challenger Space Shuttle Explosion, Jim Morrison’s death.… { read more }

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