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We've all heard it before, "I don't mean to complain, but....." I hear it more than most, being a hospice social worker, married to a psychiatric nurse, and just generally having a face that says "Hi. Can you please tell...
Mom, have you ever been so tired that, when you finally sit down after a long day, your body literally radiates fatigue? No, just me? Okay ... a few months ago, that was me. I was that mom. Totally...

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It is the most wonderful time of year. The leaves have changed, the temperatures have dropped, and we are feverishly scrambling to get last minute holiday shopping done (make that list and check it twice!). Before we know it...
With 5 fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, this month has been A LOT. Some would even say too much. Too much drinking, too much eating, too much family drama, too much on your list for school events, and then there’s...
By all accounts, I’m doing things ‘right.’ I eat right, I exercise regularly, I make time for my loved ones, I go to counseling regularly, and I even have hobbies I enjoy... Yet, I came home from a new book...
I don't know about you other mamas out there, but this summer kicked. my. butt. In addition to dealing with summertime boredom, shuffling kids to and from summer camps in an attempt to alleviate that boredom, and the HEAT, we...
Feeling overwhelmed? Me too, friend. Me too. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted my life to be as stable as a math problem…… 4 + 4 will always equal 8. But, here’s the thing – so does 6...
I came across the book The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz at a time in my life when I needed guidance and clarity. I was a miserable 20 something who was struggling with relationships of all sorts-family, friends,...
Inability to focus? Impatient and impulsive? Problems prioritizing? Emotional outbursts? …No, I’m not describing my toddler. “You have an entire muffin tray smashed into your backseat,” a friend said as she helped me unload supplies from my car. I stared at her...
There are very few moments in this world that can completely alter your life perspective and priority list in one swift move. When my OB put my son, Levi Mitchell, on my chest for the first time, my life...

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Biloxi on a Budget :: Beach Vacay Every year we love to do a Destination Birthday for our daughter. We get to spend her actual...