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Presence Versus Presents: Finding Balance During the Christmas Season

The Christmas season is full of joy, laughter, love, friends, and family, but let’s be honest; it is also filled with busyness. During the Christmas season, my to-do-list seems to rapidly grow and expand. There are the everyday life responsibilities multiplied by all of the Christmas-related tasks. There’s Christmas shopping; Christmas cards; Christmas plays and […]

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Take the Trip

Take the Trip

{Disclaimer: I am no financial expert, nor am I giving you financial advice. This is strictly my opinion and life lesson. You do you, girl.} Money is a hot topic that some feel like they should not discuss. It can cause, and has caused, disturbances in marriages and among families. It is often a worry […]

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How to Get Easily Offended

With all the holiday cheer going around right now, I thought it’d be the perfect time to dust off your resentfulness towards others. It’s unrealistic to believe that EVERYONE is happy, cheery, giving and selfless this time of year. I know that’s not possible, and of course it’s my job to let everyone know that […]

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The Little Things: Finding Reasons to be Thankful

The Little Things: Finding Reasons to be Thankful

It’s the holiday season! Time for trips to Grandma’s, big meals, making lists and checking them twice, Black Friday strategizing, fundraisers for school, fundraisers for sports, awards banquets, school dances, prepping for company to stay in our houses for days upon days. It is exhausting simply thinking of all the things that have to get […]

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Mom is not my identity

Mom is Not My Identity

Compliments after you enter motherhood include:  You’re a great mom!  Harper has a wonderful mom.  Motherhood looks good on you!  I wish I were as good a mom as you.  I hope someday I’m as good a mom as you are.  You are super mom!  Yep. Thank you so much! Truly, honestly, thank you. Sometimes […]

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The Last Baby Blues

The Last Baby Blues

The postpartum period is a weird time in general.  It’s unpredictable, lasts way longer than most expect it to, and generally morphs from day to day into something as new and equally as confusing as it was the day before. After my first child I was overcome with an anxiety so intense it took almost […]

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