Embrace The Crazy-Parenting And What I Wish I Would Have Known

Being on the other side of the parenting rainbow, having twenty-somethings, I look back on my parenting and wish I had slowed down. I wish I had embraced the crazy. The crazy moments when you’re exhausted and tired of all the running around and fussing and mess.

I wish I would have done a few things different. I wish I had embraced the crazy!

While I think my husband and I were good parents, (of course you would have to ask my children?), I do believe we could have done a few things differently. I think we could have slowed down, calmed down and embraced the crazy!

Remembering to embrace the crazy and all mess, would have been smart.

Embrace The Crazy-Parenting And What I Wish I Would Have Known

Because do you want your children to remember how clean your house is or how you much time you spend with them?

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Celebrate Love-Ways To Give Love To Others And To Yourself

Let’s celebrate love all week, all month, all year! I think love should be shown more than just a day.   Here are some ways to celebrate the one you love, the ones who love you and ways to love on yourself.

Love makes the world go around. This world needs more love, everyday.  We all need more love shown to us by the ones we love and from ourselves.  In return, we need to show more love to the people who live in our hearts. Celebrate love everyday of the year by doing little acts of affection. Little acts of love are like ripples in a pond. The ripples get bigger and bigger.

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Pre-Spring Décor: Brightening More Than Just Your Room

When its cold outside, and spring is still weeks away, home décor can lift your spirits and put a spring in your step. Pre-spring décor can brighten more than just your room.

Today is a dreary day. It’s cold, winter-looking out and a bit cloudy. I am in the mood to rearrange and shop my house for new-ish décor, but the weather is not lending to spring decorating. Perhaps it is because it is not time.

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Confidence-7 Ways To Keep Confidence Or Regain It

Confidence, no matter what your goal might be, plays an important role in success. Even the most successful people have setbacks and confidence issues sometimes. How do you keep your confidence high and the uncertainty low?

Confidence-7 Ways To Keep Confidence Or Regain It

No matter what your goal—goals in exercise, weight loss, sports, goals in business, or like me, writing, you must believe in yourself and have confidence to move forward.  To meet your goals.

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Life Is A Rocky Road-Three Paths To Compassion

I learned long ago that everyone is going through something. Life is a rocky road and everyone needs compassion and prayer through life’s bumps. Some roads have boulders and some roads have pebbles. No matter how large your problem, no matter how large the rocks are in your road, there are others who need a lift.

Everyone is going through something. Everyone travels down a rocky road. There are three paths to finding compassion and a smoother road to travel.

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Playing The Waiting Game-The Game Of Cancer

Sitting and waiting, waiting on words I hoped I would never hear.  The waiting game is a game that is no fun to play. And it’s a hard game to win. With patience, peace and a whole lot of prayer, I know we will win and we will be okay. I pray so.

 

Waiting in an office for the doctor to come in. Waiting on words I never wanted to hear.

Waiting.

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January Is A Diet Of All Things-Time To Begin Again

January is a diet of all things after over-indulging during the holidays. Too much merriment. Too much shopping, buying, decorating, baking, eating and drinking.

 

January is a do-over. A reset button. A clean slate. The new year is a new you. A brand new pretty planner. January is the time to begin again.

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Telling My Story-My Dream Come True

After delaying the dream of writing for so many years, being published in a print magazine was a dream come true. Last January, I was published in Holl and Lane, starting my 2017 off to a bang.

There is something unforgettable about holding something in your hand.  Something that you wrote yourself.  Your words.  This is what dreams are made of; this was my dream come true.

This is my story.

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Reflecting Back On 2017–Good And The Bad

With the year coming to an end, I want to remember all the good and learn from the bad. Reflecting back on the year gone by, I smile, and I know it was a good one.

Reflecting back, 2017 has been a year of blessings. They all are, don’t you think? We are all blessed, no matter what we are going through, because there could always be more burden put upon us.

I am taking a moment to pause and reflect upon 2017 to appreciate the good, change the blah and look the bad in the eyes.

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Christmas Joy-A Perfect Christmas Isn’t About All the Things

Thinking about what makes a perfect Christmas and what puts Christmas in our hearts, I realize, today, I already have the things that make Christmas perfect. In fact, I have them all year-long, not just in December.

 

Thinking about the perfect Christmas, I ponder. What are the usual list of characters that make Christmases merry?

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