Finding Beauty in the Season

For some reason the moment I think I have the holiday season under control, that is the exact moment an influx of more things to do falls in my lap.  My goal is to get all my holiday shopping done ASAP so I can actually enjoy myself.  I felt so accomplished after my shopping trip

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Either/Or

When my husband is traveling for work I have to devise ways to keep my boys in line.  This means being proactive in how I approach their behavior.  I have learned that they need extra time, care and attention when dad is not around if I have any hopes of them being compliant.  The challenge

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No Way

The word NO:  How does something that looks and sound so simple have such weighted implications?  In general, for women especially, saying no is not something we are taught.  We learn quickly to put others first and forget about our needs in the process.  How do you get back to yourself?  It starts with setting

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Care-Fully

Over the weekend my husband noted, and accurately so, that I was on edge.  To him this edginess seemed inexplicable and from his perspective, it was.  We were having a discussion about our plans and I explained that I didn’t want to see the movie that our oldest son was hoping we’d go to.  It

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Tis the Season

It’s that time of year again.  We are all crazed with endless holiday obligations.  There’s so much to remember in addition to our regular commitments, that it is surprising our brain synapses haven’t imploded under the pressure. Every year I make a conscious effort to do less.  I am trying to find that balance of

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