Grateful Mondays #7: 01/07/18 - Happy New Year

Grateful Mondays #7: 01/07/18 - Happy New Year

Every Monday, my wife and I will take this time to reflect through all the weekly struggles, frustrations, screaming children, unplanned expenses, surprise bills, disappointing date nights, speeding tickets, challenging co-workers, and whatever else the week throws our way to highlight what we're both truly grateful for. Helps keeps us focused. 

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2018, It's So Nice To Meet You!

2018, It's So Nice To Meet You!

It's a new day. Literally. January first has rolled around once more and for the first time in a few years, I haven't started the new year in a panic.

For the past few years, the month of December always brought about an impending feeling of failure and lack of progress starting around my birthday.

Many goals had been set, but few would be accomplished. Places I had wanted to see had been left untraveled. Suffice it to say, the new year was always that constant reminder of what I hadn't done.

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This Is 37...

This Is 37...

As the title suggests, today is my 37th birthday. To say the least I have mixed emotions about this day. While I am grateful to be alive, have my health, two healthy kids and a sweet husband, I’m not exactly thrilled about where I am in life versus where I thought I’d be. I’m a SAHM to two kids, living in suburbia, married for 12 plus years and I’m in therapy. While much of my life is what I thought it would be, much more of it is not.

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9 Alternatives To Toys For Christmas

9 Alternatives To Toys For Christmas

The holiday season is upon us and I've already seen countless posts from parents obsessing over what to get their little people for Christmas. While many couldn't wait to peruse Toys R Us' annual toy guide, I immediately placed ours in with the recycling.

Its not that I'm opposed to toys, I just think that most of them are loud, useless pieces of plastic that will only clutter up my son's room. I use to donate any toy that came with a battery when he was younger. But now that he's six and Paw Patrol is all the rage, its not so easy + some "toys" we're okay with are run on batteries. So there's that.

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