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The Case for Rest

Picture it: Saturday. That glorious American day set aside for yard work, housework, and catching up on that never-ending cycle that is laundry. The sun is shining, the kids are playing happily (that is, fighting like cats and dogs over a toy we literally have 7 of ), and I’m schlepping boxes up from the… Continue reading The Case for Rest

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Living with Less: Getting Started

Spring is here, it’s Easter weekend, and I don’t know about you guys, but I have been super-involved in spring-cleaning projects. There’s just something so beautiful about new beginnings in the springtime, and nothing says “starting fresh” to me like a clean, distraction-free house. I know I’m not the only one, because this is the… Continue reading Living with Less: Getting Started

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Re-evaluating

I got to check something off my bucket list today. I didn’t actually set out to do it. Truthfully, I’ve been working fiendishly toward completing several of the items I listed, largely because I am neurotic and manic and can’t stop working lists once I’ve started. But today’s item just kind of happened. Ironically, I’d been mentally… Continue reading Re-evaluating

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Shout-out to the neat freaks!

So…this picture annoys the crap out of me. I get it. The intended message here is something along the lines of “it’s okay, mama, stop freaking out about cleaning up and have fun with your kids.” Totally understandable. But like everything else on the freaking internet right now, it’s completely unfair to one side of… Continue reading Shout-out to the neat freaks!

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Pouring from an empty cup

Last week, in the midst of lots of moms in similar life-stages as me, I heard a theme. I’m also reading the fabulous parenting book, Bringing Up Bebe, which highlights the same theme. Of course, in my own life, I’ve been in adamant denial that this theme is a reality for me. That theme of course, is… Continue reading Pouring from an empty cup

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New Year’s Initiatives

That’s right. One more thing on the list of things our family doesn’t do: New Year’s resolutions. I have such a hard time with resolutions. They just seem so…resolute. I mean, I have incredible will-power and self control, and I still cannot for the life of me find a resolution that actually will remain resolved. But I really… Continue reading New Year’s Initiatives

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Happy Dies Natalis Solis Invicti, Y’all

I know, I know. We are such party-poopers. I promise y’all, I am not anti-celebration or anti-mainstream or anti-Santa or whatever else is happening this week. I’m all for everybody doing this holiday season how they want. If your Elf-game is strong, and Snuggles is nose-first into a bowl of mint chocolate chips, go for… Continue reading Happy Dies Natalis Solis Invicti, Y’all