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My everyday crossroads. Which way would you go?

As a new mom of four the most major life change I’ve found is that I’m not operating at 100% anymore. Not that I ever was, really, but whatever level of energy I had with say, 3 kids (including twin BOYS) is even less now. Now, my every step has to be calculated — searching… Continue reading My everyday crossroads. Which way would you go?

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3 Magical Tips That Reduce the Friction (and Complaining) In Our Home

I’ve been a parent now for approximately 6 and 1/2 years. If I worked in an industry or sat down at a desk anywhere for 6 and 1/2 years, I would be considered a veteran – a loyalist – perhaps even an expert in my particular position. Yet with parenting, it feels like I start… Continue reading 3 Magical Tips That Reduce the Friction (and Complaining) In Our Home

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If Our Bodies Had ‘Battery Life Left’ Notifications

I’d like to start this post by speaking directly to those who had a nice, casual morning. Yes, you. Whoever you are, I have one question for you that I hope you can take seriously: Can I come live with you? Our morning started with the typical muffled stomps of four year olds walking around… Continue reading If Our Bodies Had ‘Battery Life Left’ Notifications

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Stir Some Berries Into That Oatmeal! (how to sweeten up your bland day)

The days can become ordinary and bland when we lose sight of the importance and value in each one. We can easily start throwing some sardines into the oatmeal when we let bitterness linger. We can toss some soured milk into the bowl when we start comparing our lives to someone else’s only.

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To Shepherd or Shout: My quest toward good parenting grows more complex

Well, confession. Toddlers are not my jam. Newborns, nursing infants, high-chair-bound babies, early toddlers who I can dress with no resistance, and preschoolers in school – these are my favorite kind of kids. And by favorite, of course I mean, the most manageable. Interaction that demands my attention and strategy is not my jam. Give… Continue reading To Shepherd or Shout: My quest toward good parenting grows more complex

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What To Do While We Wait (and wait, and wait.)

Have you ever found yourself waiting? You know, for the mail to come? Your Amazon delivery to arrive?┬áMaybe for a mildly boring part of a movie so you can bolt to the bathroom? Maybe you’re waiting for preschool to start back (YES, I KNOW I’M THE LAST ONE WHOSE KIDS ARE RETURNING TO SCHOOL IN… Continue reading What To Do While We Wait (and wait, and wait.)