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The Question I am Going to Ask Before Playdates


Hi, Shorties! Gosh, what a week around here. In the wake of the school shooting in Florida, we’ve had multiple incidents in multiple area schools that have resulted in lockouts and lockdowns. Little Tallman and Littler Tallman’s school was on lockout one afternoon, the same day as the Utica College scare, and I felt uneasy the whole time, despite my…

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Heading into school break like :-D Give yourself permission to choose FUN next week and have the best week of vacation with your kids! www.theshortesttallman.com

The day before break!


So funny how different school breaks feel like now that I’m not teaching anymore. Now it’s like, get all my ducks in a row before break; before, it was, get my ducks in a row during break! It’s really not all that much easier these days. The thing that makes it easier is that I’m happier now, I feel like I’m…

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A short update on life, and a quote from Brene Brown! www.theshortesttallman.com

Life Update


Hey Ya! Been super consumed with life right now, to the point where pumping out sweet content for my blog has taken a bit of a backseat right now. Tallest Tallman was away for two weekends for work, which wasn’t killing my groove too much, but then he came back from Minneapolis last weekend (yeah, yup, #SBLII !!!), and a…

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A Worry I Have (January 17)


I’m going to let you in on something that concerns me, quite a bit. I don’t know what to do about it, in a community-wide sense, and I don’t know what the repercussions are, if any, but I believe it has to have some kind of effect. This concern of mine is constant stimulation via modern media sources. When I…

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Whyyyy aren’t you doing this yet??? (January 15)


Seriously. What are you waiting for. You complain about grocery shopping, and yet you haven’t done the whole order online for pickup thing!!! Quit whining, and figure it out! One of our local Hannaford stores has “Hannaford To Go,” where you order everything on their website, choose a time to pick it up, and then… Then… It’s so glorious, I don’t know…

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PTA and Panera (January 10)


A dream is a wish your heart makes. And dreams can sometimes change. Once upon a time, I dreamed to be a public school music teacher. I did everything I needed to do and I got that job! And it was awesome! Then I became a mom, and my dreams shifted. The concept of having someone else watch my kids…

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The Ultimate #momspo


As the late Tom Petty sang, “so it’s Christmas time, again…” This holiday has had a completely new meaning to me since becoming a mom. Anyone else? I am a product of the 20th century American middle class, through and through. For me, I was extremely fortunate to have three unremarkable pregnancies (thank you, Jesus) and deliveries (thank you, Jesus),…

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The Importance of a Mom Tribe


Momming ain’t easy! We all know that! And we are social creatures, even us shy ones. (I said that to include all my shy pals, I am not typically a shy one!) We have a need to feel understood, to find common ground with others. New moms need a support system that includes family and friends who have been there.…

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