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Organization and Motherhood

Organization and Motherhood: 5 Lessons from Working with a Professional Organizer

I have a lifelong love-hate relationship with organizing. I love organizing clothes. I hate organizing papers. I love to be organized, but it’s hard to sit still long enough to keep up with my systems. When I get stressed and overwhelmed, all attempts of organization go out the window, which ultimately leads to more stress […]

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Mommy Peer Pressure

Mommy Peer Pressure

When I taught second grade, peer pressure was always one of the first topics we covered at the beginning of the year. While it is usually relatively harmless at that age, we thought, “Better nip this in the bud.” We taught our students how to identify peer pressure and make their own decisions. Teenagers are […]

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Mamma Tries

Mamma Tries

  I am exhausted. My son turned five this weekend and we had two birthday parties to attend. I have talked to twenty-two people in two days between the parties we attended. Tomorrow is my son’s actual birthday, which also marks the start of t-ball and conveniently spring break without childcare. (Although I had that […]

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Your Hands are Full

“Your hands are full.” Sometimes it’s said with a sneer or a side-eye; on more rare occasions, with a nostalgic smile at my (potentially misbehaving) small boys. It tends to pop up when I’m feeling overwhelmed, and never do I feel more murderous than when someone cuts into my path as I struggle with strollers […]

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Mom on the Run

Mom On the Run: The Secret Stress Society

Do you ever feel like you’re just doing TOO DARN MUCH? School runs, play dates, errands, full-time jobs, medical appointments, self-care, spousal care, homework and/or homeschooling, quality time, down time, alone time…kill me. Just kidding. Kind of.  Really though, is there anyone here who can honestly, hand on heart say that they’ve never felt put […]

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