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Cutting Out The Life Clutter

Tired of waking up feeling like another day was going to pass me by with little success, I wanted something to change. As an overachiever  – wife-ing, motherhood, friendships and everything in between – was getting a C- from me at best. I wanted to pop out of bed ready to face the day and […]

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My Decision to Stop Reading Parenting Books

My gas tank was running on fumes. With every day passing, I felt more defeated and deflated. I was feeling more helpless, frustrated, and admittedly resentful. I was desperate for change, and even just the slightest bit of improvement. I had been encountering several months of difficult behavior from my son and I finally felt […]

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‘Twas the Night Before Motherhood

‘Twas the night before motherhood, when all through the room the nurses checked the monitors and you were still in my womb. The board highlighted our one major goal, a new precious baby with a sweet little soul. Your daddy was tucked away in his hospital chair, while I waited in boredom and thought, “How […]

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Facing Cancer this Christmas

There are moments in this life that stop you in your tracks. They shift your universe and make you start evaluating everything around you. One of these moments happened to our family last month, and I am grateful that it’s given us the opportunity to look at what is important and “cut the fat” from […]

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Home for the Holidays Blues

I love Christmas! Christmas was, and still is, a big deal in my house. I grew up in the north. We would go and cut down our tree every year, after meticulously looking and placing random articles of clothing on various trees that were in the running. When it was time to decorate the tree, […]

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Mindfulness and the March of Time

With all the talk of Father Noel lately, I wanted to talk about another old man with a long white beard: Father Time. Often carrying an hourglass, he is the somewhat creepy personification of the constant flow of time. Otherwise known as Time Flies, the Race Against Time, Can’t We Stop Time, All in Good […]

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