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Getting Schooled

Right now, I am not my kids’ favorite person, and I am completely fine with that!  I realized how little my kids grasp basic school concepts! We started this week celebrating a major win from Ricky; he received the Presidential Academic Achievement Award.  Woohoo!  We called grandparents and aunts and uncles to show off the stamped signature of President Trump at the bottom of the certificate and the pin that came with it.  Ricky himself couldn’t believe it, and his first thought was, “Really? But …

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Hello Darkness My Old Friend

Ugh, so emo, so dramatic, so completely not the way I like to think of myself, but I am going to be brutally honest with you, I’m depressed.  Why?  The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, I have about 6 rosebuds outside my front door ready to bloom in a couple days, which I absolutely love, and yet I am truly, utterly, deeply in the dumps. Yuck!  Sure, part of it is the same as you, Some Good News by John Krasinski has officially …

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Summer Is Coming

Yup, I just changed the infamous Game Of Thrones tagline to dramatically announce the arrival of summer.  NORMALLY my only concern, although a big one, is trying to figure out how I’m going to get through the summer without wearing a pair of shorts while not looking like a freak.  Shorts have been a distant memory since the appearance of cellulite on my thighs and the purpetial starvation of my crotch as it always seems to be eating the inside of my shorts to create …

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These are my Confessions

We need to start this off with your mind in the same space as mine, so if you didn’t instantly hear Usher, Confessions Part II, in your mind when you read my title, please click on the link to get that sweet voice singing in your ears so we can be on the same page here.  Although, to be clear this isn’t some sort of illegitimate child/baby daddy pop up out of the blue situation.  The perk of being a woman, anything that comes out …

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you hustling mamas out there! I knew that I wanted to blog today but seriously could not focus on one topic. I was all over the place with my thoughts this past week so this morning I decided to journal throughout the day and just see what comes to be. So here we go … I vividly remember being preggy with Maddi and wondering, worrying and dreaming about what type of mom I was going to be. Was I going …

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Lesson 1: Kill Them With Kindness

Kill them with kindness! It is truly that simple. You will always win when you employ this strategy! This one has a few applications. It is a great rule of thumb as you walk through your daily life. At the grocery store, the dry cleaner, your daily errands etc. It’s more important than ever in the face of this pandemic. And I can say I am seeing it deployed regularly. It also works in hostile situations, situations where you’ve been wronged, situations where a mistake …

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Fakin It With Zoom

If you were to send me a zoom invite, and force me to turn on a camera into my little world, let me tell you what you would see; some fake ass shit!  Zoom to me is the stuffed bra of our new COVID lives.  If you really tried to see what’s under the shirt, all tissue! I set up my computer at my kitchen table, which is in the back corner of the room. It makes it so much easier for me to make …

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To All Those I’ve Loved Before COVID-19

I don’t know about you, but I am missing the shit out of my normal life.  Like COME ON ALREADY! I feel like, for everyone, there are about 50 shades of handling the “stay at home order” depending on how strictly you are following this.  In the Lieberstein household we are in a pretty severe lock down.  I don’t have anyone with a compromised immune system, just a feeling that we typically have the worst kind of luck.  Like I would be the one bitch …

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Stop “should-ing” All Over Yourself

I don’t know about you, but throughout the day I find myself in a complete “should” storm.  I should be focused more on work, I should be focused more on the kids and their e-learning, I should have more patience, I should learn to sew, I should get up early to run, I shouldn’t have eaten pizza for lunch: and the list of “should” could go on forever. I have a feeling I’m not alone, so let’s agree to take our steaming piles of “should” …

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Detox: mind, body and spirit

Detox: a process or period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances; detoxification. Oh January, January, January … my month to pause, reset and free my mind. There was nothing specific that was unhealthy and it wasn’t that I was unhappy. I was just wound up so tight that I wasn’t able to think clearly anymore. I didn’t even realize it but there were little clues. I was too quick to judge, snappy and my mood …