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Buh-Bye 2017!

I went into the new year with goals, ideas, and excitement. But 2017 was hard, folks. It just was. Dealing with devastating loss, rejection, insecurities, and drama just about did me in. Many, many  great things happened in 2017, don’t get me wrong. However, after losing way too much sleep over court cases, friends, deadlines, […]

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kindness 2017 resolution | Des Moines Moms Blog

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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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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Learning in 2015

Learning in 2015

Last year I wrote about how I had chosen my word of the year to be Dance. I wanted to slow down and not stress the small stuff. Much harder than I could imagine – however, I feel I was successful in stopping and smelling the roses. I was able to live and laugh with […]

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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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