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Let It Go

I've always struggled with delegation. It's tempting to just do things yourself when you account for the time it can take to train someone else. If you’re a control freak like me, you may be taking a teaching opportunity from someone who can benefit from it. I try to keep this in mind when it comes to the children in my life. more

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The “B" Word

The “b” word was once a huge part of my vocabulary. 

“I can’t make it to lunch, I’m busy."

“I’m sooooo busy, there’s no way I can meet up after work."

“Sorry I can’t make it to the gym, I can’t believe how busy I am today!" more

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Cry Baby

“I’m losing it,” I thought to myself. I tried to put my daughter’s bib around my neck and was confused that it didn’t fit and also wasn’t a necklace. Read that twice if you need to. It was going on three weeks that I hadn’t gotten a night of uninterrupted sleep. Maya was waking up more than 3 times every night. more

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8 Great Smartphone Apps for Creating Positive Habits

As much a I don’t want to admit it, I’m a smartphone addict. Like many moms, I have to maximize my free time as much as possible and my phone allows me to do that. Besides making phone calls and sending texts, I write blog posts, respond to emails, pay bills and everything else with my handheld device. It’s so much easier than having to pull out my laptop or sit at my desktop computer. more

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Stay-At-Home Mom Blues

When I was working a 9-to-5 job, a coworker of mine told me that having a job was so much easier than being a stay-at-home mom. I nodded and said, "I can imagine." I thought I knew, but I had no idea. Let me be clear, I love being a stay-at-home mom (SAHM). It's not a life I ever envisioned for myself, but it has turned out to be ideal. more

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Cold Weather Car Tips

It has been several days since temperatures have plunged into the negatives in much of the country (hopefully by the time you read this... more

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Travel Anxiety

Earlier this week, me, my fiancé Jonathan and our daughter went on a little road trip from Chicago to southern Illinois. He had a meeting to attend for work and brought the family along for the ride. more

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