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Why I Stopped Reading Mommy Blogs

I understand that many moms read blogs for ideas and inspiration. I get that. I really do. But, if you have a personality like mine, you will want to try and incorporate every last great idea out there and risk not doing the most important thing for your family. (Whatever that is.)

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I Want To Be Fabulously Ordinary

By the proverbial standards of the world, it’s easy to classify the majority of mothers, by virtue of what we do, day in and day out, as ordinary. But make sure you don’t forget to use the word ‘fabulous’ in front of that description.

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Light IN the Tunnel

Do you ever feel like you’re in a tunnel, and life as a mother just feels dark, low, and uncertain? Here are my very best ideas for making those tunnels into refining moments that are full of light.

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The Haves and Have-Nots

In our family, we often perceive ourselves as the “Have Nots.”  Everybody has more than we do.  There is always something more we need to buy, and it is an embarrassment to even admit that we are lacking in the areas where “everyone else” has an abundance. Well, this compare snare we’ve gotten ourselves into […]

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I’m No Better Than You Are

Recently in a meeting, I happened to glance at the notes that were being taken by a lady in front of me.  Several of the notes she had written down were goals to be a better mother to her children.  I suddenly became squeamish in my seat.  It wasn’t the goals themselves that caused my discomfort, […]

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Three Simple Steps to Accepting Imperfection

Sometimes we get a little too obsessed with perfection. Perfect children, perfect dinner, perfect schedule, and (of course) a perfectly clean and organized home. Then we look at reality! Here’s my new definition of perfection.

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Yelling and Mother’s Guilt

I’m one of those people who is susceptible to every form of Mother’s Guilt. But when I read about a study addressing the negative effects of parents yelling at their teenagers, I decided ENOUGH. I’m resolving to reject this latest guilt trip.

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I Dressed Myself

I can’t help but wonder what I am communicating when my family leaves the house. You see, my children dress themselves. Partly because that is one less thing I have to do for them, but mostly because they insist upon it. I have chosen not to fight that battle.