Not long ago I took my son to visit a friend for a playdate. He had a great time, and as per usual, was mad at me that I made him leave. Well about 5 minutes in to the 30 minute drive he told me that he didn't love me anymore. This isn't the first … Continue reading Emotional Warfare
We all have those days where nothing seems to go as planned. The ones where your to do list is longer at the end of the day than when you started. What makes these days worse is when the frustration is self inflicted. Today I decided to make a birthday cake for my daughter. I … Continue reading Taking (or Making) your Lumps
This week is a CRAZY week for my husband and I. Either one of us has something every single night. On Sunday we were going over the schedule and he told me it was going to be a long week. In my mind I thought of course it is going to be a long week, … Continue reading Choosing Frustration
My day has been pretty good so far, I've been potty training my daughter, babysitting a nephew, and hanging out with my son. The worst part about my day was when I burnt my finger while making macaroni & cheese. As far as days go, it's a pretty easy one. This isn't always the case. … Continue reading Keeping Life Balanced
I have been thinking lately about the ebbs and flow of life. How sometimes we feel like the king of the hill while at other times we get stuck in the mud. EVERY SINGLE PERSON has highs and lows. They can be in a day, week, month, or year, but there are ups and downs. … Continue reading Scaling Back On the Way to Victory
Today I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and saw a post that read, Make a list of things that make you happy. Then make a list of things that you do in the day. Adjust accordingly. While I am always an advocate of owning your happiness, happiness is not as simple as doing what … Continue reading If It Makes you Happy
Yesterday we got a LOT of snow, like close to a foot, a lot of snow. I went outside, fed the dog, brought in the garbage can, and shoveled the walk. I knew I needed to go to the post office to send files to my old company (still not sad I quit.) I decided … Continue reading I got stuck. Literally.
Recently my sister and I were talking about different blog post topics and she recommended I do one on goal setting. I know I've alluded to it in the past, but I am not a big fan of setting goals. There is a risk reward balance that I can't figure out. If I set the … Continue reading Setting Yourself Up to Win
My mom has always been a good example of taking responsibility in situations. If she was in a situation where people were talking negatively about another person she didn't jump in and pile on. Instead she started pointing out the positives in that person. First, it made it hard to continue to say negative things … Continue reading Taking the High Road
I have 8 sisters. I call different sisters for different things. When I was dating if I needed somebody to tell it to me like it was I'd call one sister, but if I wanted encouragement I'd call a different one. Today I can call and chat with any of them but each dynamic will be slightly … Continue reading The government is listening, are you?