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Self-Care for the Busy Mom (It’s Not a Joke!)

Too often, we believe that being a good mom means putting everyone ahead of ourselves. The fact is, if we don’t take care of ourselves, we get burnt out. We lose patience and emotional balance and often find ourselves doing things we don’t want to do, like yelling. Self-care for busy moms is neither a […]

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You say I’m unique like it’s a bad thing!

I have a handful of friendships that have carried forward from my teenage and very early young adult years — people I’ve known since high school or the two years or so immediately after. One such friendship is with a man whom I’ve grown somewhat distant from in the last few years, as we have […]

To Make Love Last, Forget the Score

To Make Love Last, Forget the Score

I was angry at my boyfriend. Well, angry might be too strong a word. I was irritated with him. It was over something petty, a silly little thing that doesn’t really matter in the larger scheme of our life together, with aging parents, growing kids, bills to pay, health issues, and everything else that being […]

What Does _For the Sake of the Children_ Really Mean_

What Does “For the Sake of the Children” Really Mean?

You often hear people say they’re staying in an unhappy marriage for the sake of the children. But what does that really mean? Is it really best for your kids to stay in an unhappy, toxic, or abusive relationship? What Does “For the Sake of the Children” Really Mean? Chris Sain, Jr. said, “Sometimes the […]

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Meditating, Yoga, and Me

As a homeschooling mom of two very free-spirited and strong-willed young men, a freelancer, and the girlfriend of a guy who likes to have spur of the moment dates, being able to relax and go with the flow is important. Unfortunately, if I’m not careful, I can let myself get overwhelmed, and then I need […]

Taking a few minutes every day for yourself allows you to rest, refill, and relax

How Meditation Improves Parenting

I start my day, every single day, with meditation and yoga. I used to make exceptions – if I was tired, or cramping, or sick, or had a lot to do, or traveling. But I no longer make exceptions because the benefits of these two practices are just too wonderful. Meditation is what I’m going […]