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Things I Want to Break Up with in 2019

We have lots of relationships, mostly with people. But we also have relationships with things, habits, thoughts, and emotions. Like all relationships, they can have varying levels of health. I like to believe I have a healthier relationship with my self-esteem than I did in high school. I am better at not basing my self-esteem […]

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Curiosity…Killed Your Judgment? An Approach You Can Use to Combat Information Overload, Take Action, and Make Decisions

We’re a generation of information seekers. We hear something interesting and immediately Google, set alerts and throw out polls to gather more data. I’m completely guilty of this, and it’s something I have to continually monitor. I can easily lose hours, lost in rabbit holes of unplanned learning, driven by child-like curiosity. Yet sometimes, I’ve […]

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Forget Resolutions, Pick a Word to Take You Through the New Year

New Year’s Resolutions are motivational and inspiring, but for the most part they never even make it to February. Ironically, it’s because we’re setting ourselves up for failure from the get-go. Forget New Year’s Resolutions. Scrap that long list of goals you won’t remember a few weeks from now anyways! Choose just ONE word. One […]

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Decrease the Gimmies and Promote Gratitude

My family and I went to a tree lighting ceremony this weekend to celebrate the start of the holiday season. It was a joyous occasion filled with singing, smiles, and making memories. No money was spent, as it was free and we packed our own snacks to eat. As we were leaving my daughter saw […]

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What Being Gifted Can Mean

Many parents will tell me that it “really doesn’t matter” if their child is gifted or not. I get what they’re telling me – they love their child regardless of their child’s IQ score. But understanding what being gifted can mean really does matter. Understanding the social and emotional aspects of giftedness helps smooth out […]

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Creative Parenting Tips for Getting Through the Day

Before kids, getting out of the house in a timely fashion was a struggle. When I add in a newborn and toddler, well, now it’s a disaster. I have taken the term “fashionably late” to a whole new level. As the temperatures outside begin to drop, the need for more layers increases. In the summer […]

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