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    Staying Motivated

    I thrive on instant gratification. I think most people do, but I swear there is something that triggers in my brain when instant happiness takes place like purchasing clothes or winning the lottery. As you can imagine, things that build over time for me result in lack of motivation and a need to constantly find ways of making me want…

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    Ode to Dad

    I feel that it comes naturally to us as moms to relate to each other based on conversations, experiences, feelings, situations, etc. A simple post in a Facebook group elicits many comments of encouragement and similar stories of similar experiences. We’ve all felt overwhelming joy when we hear our babies laugh and we’ve all felt the pangs of guilt when…

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    33 Thoughts at 33

    I LOVE my birthday and I have loved it regardless how old I get. When I was in 2nd grade, our teachers had us draw a picture of our favorite holiday and I drew a birthday cake. Probably because my parents made it so special for us – our birthdays were always above and beyond and we seriously looked forward…

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    Mom Guilt & Learning to say Yes…& No

    I feel like Mom Guilt is the worst feeling in the world. And it doesn’t happen just because I feel like I’m not spending enough time with my child, but I feel like that feeling comes often…like when my house isn’t clean, when I feel like I’m not spending enough time with my husband, when I don’t want to see…