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Redux: Giving Up the Good Girl

**I’ve been having a bit of a dry spell here on the blog, so today I’m taking an old post & revamping it. Hope you enjoy! What do you do when your writing well runs dry, or you don’t have … Continue reading

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Top 10 Things Every Parent Should Keep in the Car

Last week reminded me that it was time to (re)stock my car with some essential items. One of the girls came down with a stomach bug and nearly got sick in the car. Fortunately  I had a few things to … Continue reading

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Mean Girls Already?

Bullying has been on my mind. It’s all over the news, in the media, in the Diary of a Wimpy kid book someone checked out from the library last week. I’ve dealt with it myself, and had my first experience … Continue reading

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Anxiety & Depression & Kids Are Exhausting

Act I, Scene I:  Our kitchen. Backpacks, papers, folders, and lunch boxes are everywhere. We’ve been home from school for approximately 26 minutes. “Mommy, I’m done, can you please sign my homework?” Abby asks. “I wanna play outside.” “Yeah, just … Continue reading

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I Was There. I Showed Up.

I’m seeing double today — linking up with two weekly hotspots: #iPPP & #JustWrite. Cheers to the hostesses of iPPP, Greta & Sarah, and to Heather of Just Write. Sometimes the days get so busy they fall into one another … Continue reading

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How Often Do You Say, “I’m Sorry?”

          The tweet conversation continued with a few people, especially Jessica of @bernthis. The frustrating thing? Is that I’ve written about this before. Like, not that long ago. See: “I’m Not Sorry, January 2012 Edition.” Please note … Continue reading

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A School Morning

Today I’m joining Heather of The Extraordinary Ordinary for Just Write. Read here to learn more about Just Write. In a nutshell, it’s a free write about a recent or current experience without adding analysis, explanation, or clarification. ******* I get out … Continue reading

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I’ve Come a Long Way, Baby.

Linking up with Shell for PYHO (Pour Your Heart Out) today. It’s been TOO long since I’ve done this, but today’s the day, people.     The kind of morning when you wake your kids up at 6:45  for school … Continue reading

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In a Groove? Stream of Consciousness Sunday

Today’s (totally) optional prompt at Jana’s: Groove? In it or out of it? **cheating. longer than 5 minutes b/c using stuff I journaled last week that is very raw.** lots on my plate; heaping piles of things I’m infatuated with … Continue reading

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Apples and Oranges

I’m doing Jana’s Stream of Consciousness Sunday link up, the prompt is comparison/ competition. ***** I splurged on a mini massage at Hoopla yesterday. As I lied on the table a woman named Rebecca worked on a knot in my … Continue reading

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