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62 – 37 – 4- HIKE! The life of a Working Mother is not a Spectator Sport.

No, this isn’t a blog about football, but it is about surviving and thriving as a working mother. At 62 I’ve been married to the same wonderful man for 37 years, raised 4 beautiful daughters and am the proud grandma of 3 toddler grandsons. I’ve worked since I was 16 (as most of us have)

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Disappointed in Disney

If you have young children, chances are you have seen (or at lease heard of) the Disney movie Brave. Months ago I  rented the movie to watch with my daughter Caroline. She began taking an interest in other Disney princess movies, like Cinderella, and so I wanted to show her a different type of princess. The main character,

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The results of a Working Mom (36 years later)

Today is a tribute to my amazing mother who somehow raised four daughters (and well), worked and kept her sanity. Being a mother now I have absolutely no freaking clue how she did not have a nervous breakdown or screw us up big time, but somehow she survived and has come out on the other

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Love songs to my daughter

Here in the Allard household we don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. It was never a big deal to us when we were dating and that didn’t change once we were married. But, it has always been my mom’s favorite holiday, and she always made a big deal out of it for us. There was always candy,

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