Author Archive | Laurel Hess


Yes, I Have Tattoos but I’m Still Mom

I imagine that, once you get to know me, I’m probably a confusing person to figure out. What you see isn’t necessarily what you get. Initial judgments have often been off-base, which my friends love to tell me about after they have gotten comfortable with me.  For example, I was a debutante and president of […]

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#SelfCare is a Lie

I’m a big fan of “hashtag” speak. Even though I’m in my thirties, I still get a kick out of #treatyoself when justifying something or #blessed when I’m being ironic about an event in my life – and let’s be clear, this is not on social media. This is coming out of my mouth. It […]

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Is Anyone Defending Mrs. McCallister?

Ahh it’s the holiday season! And with the holiday season comes one of my very favorite things – holiday movies! While I love the typical Elf, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, and Family Stone – I really, really, love Home Alone. Mostly because this is the one movie that my children will deign to watch with […]

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