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| May 2020
Marriage

Helping Kids Cope Right Now

As former news reporters, we have always encouraged our kids to ask good questions. Curiosity and a search for answers is rewarded in our house. But here’s the thing: Lately? I have no freaking clue how to answer their questions.  Almost daily I get, “When will this be over?” or “What happens if I get […]
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| May 2020
Marriage

To My Wife on Mother’s Day

I am writing this looking out the window at my wife.  She is walking through our yard in a sweatshirt that says “Hug Dealer.” She has a green bag around her right hand and is bending over every 10 feet picking up dog feces. Damn, she’s sexy. Seriously.  I was just thinking that. It is impossible […]
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| May 2020
Marriage

What Will Life Look Like Next Week?

It’s no secret that I’m an introvert. I like my time alone and my own space. It’s not that I don’t like people. I love being around people. I love going out with friends (pre-pandemic) but always need some solo time to recharge. Quarantine can be hard for introverts. If you are staying home with […]
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| Apr 2020
Marriage

10 New Hobbies for Quarantine

Almost everyday I come across someone talking about the new hobbies and projects they are completing with all their quarantine free time. Home improvement updates, massive closet clean outs, and Pinterest-worthy crafts paired with beautiful before and after photos on Instagram. They remind me of my own failed quarantine aspirations. I was going to rework […]
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| Apr 2020
Marriage

Why You Should Throw Out Your Scale

I’ve seen too many people posting about the weight they are gaining in quarantine. They are calling it their “Covid-15” and sliding into a shame spiral because of a new number on a scale.  Friend, now is not the time to put more pressure on yourself. Throw out your scale and celebrate making it through […]
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| Apr 2020
Marriage

5 Key Pieces of Loungewear

I love me some loungewear. Back in the day when we used to freely leave the house, I was the kind of person to come home and immediately switch to comfy pants. Home is for comfort…and comfortable I will be! Some of you reading are deemed essential workers (thank you so much for all you […]
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| Apr 2020
Marriage

Here’s the Thing About TikTok

In this weird new locked-down world, we’re all doing things we never imagined. I’m not leaving the house unless I’m in face masks and gloves. I stalk store websites for toilet paper. And here’s the biggest shock: I joined Tik Tok. I’m not alone here. A mass of middle-aged moms like me have downloaded the app […]
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| Apr 2020
Marriage

5 Ways to Celebrate While Social Distancing

When I asked Penn for a small birthday celebration with the kids weeks before social distancing, I never quite imagined this. I certainly had a nice day. I got to relax with my family and connect with loved ones on FaceTime without feeling rushed. But I would be lying if I said that it didn’t […]
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The Holderness family has been dancing in pajamas and singing during snow days for years — but last year they hit the record button on the camera and published their goofy video on YouTube. Penn, Kim, Lola, and Penn Charles continue to make hilarious videos around tent-pole events and circumstances most families face.