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Connection

Connection

To be with small children all day is to know how it feels to be both smothered and lonely simultaneously.  It can leave you feeling isolated in the middle of a very noisy and chaotic room. It can also leave you feeling burnt out and overwhelmed in a very quiet and calm room.  Every day you are confronted by the reality that your sense of peace or connectedness comes from within you; it is not based on your surroundings. This can…

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Put your goals out there

Put your goals out there

Experts say that if you want to reach your goals, you need to write them down. There is something about putting your goals in writing that makes you more inclined to achieve them. Possibly because you are more inclined to believe in them when you see them in writing. But to take it a step beyond that, you should share your goal with someone else who can help hold you accountable.   So, here it is! I just purchased my…

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Self care strategies when the kids get sick

Self care strategies when the kids get sick

I haven’t had much time to blog this week, or to do much of anything else! Of my five boys, four of them have a cough. Two of them also have fevers and runny noses. So it has been a long week with lots of crying, cuddling, and basically trying to survive the day. Doesn’t sound like much of a way to kick off “Feel Good Friday,” right? But despite the challenges of the week, I do have something I…

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Leaving the boats and burning the ships

Leaving the boats and burning the ships

Lately, my husband and I have been talking a lot about a potential upcoming move across country.  I am really excited to be back on the West Coast. We will be closer to family and have year-round great weather! My husband, on the other hand, has a lot of reservations about the cost of living and the commute. He feels we might be better off if we stayed here in Ohio. He does really want to go. He tends to…

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Why I No Longer Set Goals for the Year

Why I No Longer Set Goals for the Year

  It is a new year and I feel a bit guilty about the fact that I have not set any goals for myself this year. Generally, I make a New Year’s Resolution for some reason or another. Last year, I had a general theme, which was to be more Intentional. A theme proved to be too vague though. It isn’t measurable by any means. Anyway, I was too sleep deprived to really focus on much of anything intentionally or…

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Striving for Growth
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