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You Blew It Easter Bunny!

My kids are finally at the ages when each holiday I wonder, “Is this is the one when they stop believing?”  I had a friend in college that told me her mother said, if any of her children told her they don’t believe in Santa or the Easter Bunny, then they won’t get presents.  She laughed when she told me that, and loved her mother’s need for her happy bubble of holding on to her children’s innocence. At the time I thought, while a sweet …

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College Flashbacks

Parenting and being among other parents in a social setting often feels like the first week of college.  Trying to figure your life alongside a bunch of strangers and wanting to make friends, but cautious you don’t end up with the weirdos.  (Sidenote, I landed with the best damn bunch of weirdos after all, much love friends). Almost every time I’m with my kids and there’s potential to connect with other parents socially, I’m at a loss. All of the non-verbals that make you accessible: …

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Emotional Terrorist

I would like to start a support group.  I am going to call it P.E.T.; Parents of Emotional Terrorists.  It is really the perfect name because, A. who doesn’t like to be pet when they are going through an emotional shake down, and B. most pets are like little therapists when you are going through a hard time. Don’t think this is something that needs to exist? Well let me paint a little picture of how our support groups will go; come with me on …

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Tips for Surviving Spring Sports

Yo Mama! LOL! What? It made me laugh. I’m easy like that! Spring is in the air! Well, not really. It’s SOOOOOooooo cold outside! But my first spring game is next Monday night! It better warm up quick! I know they won’t play in 20 degree weather, but guess what, they will play in 30 and 40 degree weather! And DANG… it’s cold outside. So I thought I’d share some of my survival tips and PRAY that you share yours! Mama’s unite! And keep our …

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Have I told you lately that I love you?

I was fortunate to be able to hear Mel Robbins give a presentation at an event my company hosts, Refuel.  She was a little power house! Little, because she is petite, but man she owns that stage and looks like she is 6 feet tall up there!   Because of the event, I started subscribing to her newsletter.  Half of the time, well maybe more than half of the time, I end up deleting the email because I have a million emails to sort through …

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Are Your Jeans Hurting You?

I bought some new jeans and I love them! They are from Express and they are so comfortable and fit me perfectly. Those two things are RARELY written about jeans! Let’s be honest! AND, here’s the even better part, they run big so I had to go in and buy an even smaller size. BONUS! Run, don’t walk! They are the best! But there’s one downfall. The button must contain nickel. It’s so weird. This topic has come up a few times in the last …

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Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’

My family and I are going on a cruise in a little over a month, and I am TOTALLY freaking out.  I have a lot of anxiety issues that I try to keep hidden but as we are getting closer, they are all exploding! Let me tell you some of the things I am worried about. First, our cabin is 170 sq ft.  For 4 people! Um, what? That is going to be so cramped.  Also, there is only one queen sized bed in that …

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Monkey Brain

Do you ever have that moment when you can completely shut down your brain and relax? I envy you if you do! I bet most people reading feel the same. We have so many triggers in life! This year I plan to train my monkey brain to settle and focus and also be more mindful of what I’m doing throughout my days. So we are a week into 2019 and my Train the Monkey Brain Plan is … Yep – that is exactly where I …

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And Then One Day You Fit In Your Old Pants

I debated whether to write this blog post. It’s a weird moment. It’s a shout from the rooftops moment. But I also have reservations. I don’t want to come off braggy. And I certainly don’t want anyone to think I think “my shit don’t stink”. But at the same time, I am really proud of my commitment to my fitness and the strides I’ve made. I will also say, that most days, I don’t acknowledge how far I’ve come or see it. I look at …

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3-2-1 HAPPY NEW YEAR!

So, it’s been a minute!  I have had the craziest last couple of months that have really knocked me on my ass!  I feel like I am finally coming up for some air, and it is perfect timing, right at the new year.   People have such strong feelings about new year’s resolution, have you noticed that?  I feel like everyone asks, and you find such a wide range of responses. There are people that feel like coming up with a life changing goal isn’t …