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What Would You Change About Yourself?

Jenny started it. She signed up for our Takeover Tuesday, promptly introduced herself with a beautiful headshot. And then she did it.  She posted the first honest thing I saw all day. The one thing I kept coming back to.  The one question that resonated in my head all day until I finally labeled it.  […]

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In a World of Chaos, Choose Kindness

2016 was a hard year. It seems to be “the worst year ever” according to a multitude of social media memes. And, quite frankly, I must agree that it wasn’t a great one. In my family, 2016 brought with it identity theft, a miscarriage, and the loss of my widely beloved father-in-law, Curt. I know […]

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168 Hours: One Working Mom’s Time Study

Remember that one time I made a schedule and then the baby got sick and stopped sleeping and the toddler, who is a very stop-and-smell-the-roses type of child (bless her soul), decided picking flowers was more important than, say, getting anywhere on time? And the schedule laughed in my face and I had to be flexible yet again. […]

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My Word for 2016: Rejoice | Des Moines Moms Blog

My Word for 2016: Rejoice

I’ve never been a big fan of making New Year’s resolutions. While I do like setting goals for myself, for some reason the idea of creating a resolution of something I will or will not do in a year (I have failed to quit biting my fingernails for decades!) seems to be different. I like […]

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Taking the Pressure off Myself

Taking the Pressure off Myself

I’m guilty. Over-achiever, positive-thinker, give it my best or put it to rest. I have several classic symptoms of perfectionism, and yet, I’m not perfect. In fact, I fail to live up to my own expectations most of the time. But it isn’t the failures I’m writing about today. It’s the fact that I’m learning […]

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