Happy Stressgiving!

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Awe… The picture of Thanksgiving perfection! …or is it?  Each year this ideal is what we hope to recreate for our families – the perfect menu for the perfect family… ours!

Doesn’t that table look beautiful?!  And that meal, ahhh, to die for!  I don’t know about you but I’d like to pull up a chair and dig in!  Too bad it’s not mine – ha!   Continue reading

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What if, just for today, I… didn’t fear my closet?

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What do you see when you look at this door?

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Look pretty normal?

Not to me.  When I see this door, I cringe… because I know what’s behind it.

When I see this door, this is what I see… Continue reading

What if, just for today, I…

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Late this past summer, I found myself getting an attitude.  The, “I don’t want to”, attitude that plague’s me from time to time.  I have a special little “word” that sums it all up -*Ugh*.

One word, many meanings, and it’s easily measurable.  Broken down into 4 levels, it looks like this…

1.) The mildly irritated, I’ll do it tomorrow *ugh*

  • Often let out as more of a sigh (sometimes long / sometimes short, an exhale)
  • Audible distance: unless they were sitting on your lap, no one probably heard.
  • Looks-wise: you still manage to look *pretty* under pressure.

2.) The lukewarm, why is this happening to me *ugh* Continue reading

Keep Calm & Parent On… Anger Busters – tips & tricks

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Ever been angry?  Probably not 😉 But, I have!

Being a parent provides multiple opportunities for anger to rear it’s ugly head.  Sometimes I don’t even recognize that I’m irritated, much less angry… that is, until I’m about to *BUST*.  Other times, I can actually feel the tension building inside.  …boiling… stirring… festering… Continue reading