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Overwhelmed, Under-achieving, Vicious Cycle

If any of you are like me, sometimes you take on too much. It can be hard to say “no” to the never-ending requests for our time and attention. And, if you’re like me, you’ll find yourself worn and haggard at the end of each day (or even the middle). In case you missed the… Continue reading Overwhelmed, Under-achieving, Vicious Cycle

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Overcoming Excuses

I've been trying to determine what separates the dreamer from the do-er, in writing, in parenting, marriage, and all other aspects of life. What is the difference between someone with a head full of great ideas, and someone who accomplishes great things?I have an answer. But I don't like it, because it is the type… Continue reading Overcoming Excuses

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Pity Party for One?

So, this post has been brewing for a few days, but it’s a hard one to write. Plus, I don’t want to sound like I’m having a pity party, but that’s kind of what it feels like some days. See, I’m back in the hospital again…today is two years from when I came to the… Continue reading Pity Party for One?

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Battling Negativity

The mornings are becoming a challenge at home…and even the afternoons are proving to be a little difficult. I am noticing a serious thread of negativity plague this home of ours, and it is bothering me. It’s also very hard to not give in to the negativity and turn into a very crabby woman. Unfortunately, I’ve… Continue reading Battling Negativity

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On the Other Side Of Resistance

Have you ever tried to convince a child or teenager to do something they don't want to do? Or set boundaries on things they think should be unrestricted? We have, and it seems like we have done this a lot lately.And all three of the boys resist. We have the oldest who uses sarcastic remarks… Continue reading On the Other Side Of Resistance