Introvert Survival Tips

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Since apparently it would be rude to pass out copies of What I Need the Extroverts in My Life to Understand when we have company for a few days or when we go to a party(hrumph), I’ve had to come up with coping strategies because I’m most definitely an introvert. Even though I enjoyed our company […]

The Torture of Small Talk

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It’s usually public speaking that freaks people out. Having to give a presentation, get up in front of a large group of people. But that sounds easy to me. That’s always been easy for me. There’s a purpose to it, there’s a point. There’s a beginning and an end. That, I can do. And over […]

It’s My Life… No, Not Really

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“It’s MY life, it’s my decision.” I can remember angrily tossing out those words in my late teens and early twenties to anyone who questioned a decision I was making. I think the Bon Jovi song of the same name was every young adult’s anthem at the time. YES, see, it’s not YOUR business what […]

Why I Wear Pajamas to School Drop-Off

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It doesn’t take that long to get dressed, so seriously, how lazy am I? In previous years, I made sure to throw on real clothes before I headed out to school drop off. It’s not like it takes all that long. Especially if I lay out my clothes the night before, just like I do […]

What I Let Go

Just when my kids stopped singing that catchy Frozen song, they got the latest Kidz Bop and of course Let It Go is on there, so it’s back non-stop again. But rather than let it drive me bonkers, I let it inspire me to share the things that I’ve let go of lately. I’m okay […]

10 Things To Smile About

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July flew right past! It’s already time to join in with EmmyMom and share 10 Things to Smile About from July. 1. Fireworks with friends. Watched from a parking lot near the fireworks so we didn’t actually have to deal with the crowds. It’s become a tradition. 2. Hubs started a new job that he’s […]

Girls’ Night Out vs. Quick Dinner for the Kids

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Drinks With the Girls: A cocktail made with cherry vodka, ginger ale, and pomegranate juice. For the Kids: Water. Because it’s good for them. And they drank all the milk with breakfast. Appetizers With the Girls: Goat cheese and pistachio soufflé, accompanied by Asian pears, with a pomegranate jus For the Kids: Uh, they need an appetizer? […]

Hey, It’s Okay: Summer Edition

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Hey, It’s Okay… It’s okay to be the one who brings watermelon as a side dish to a cookout, even if you’re usually the one who bakes and comes up with creative things to take as your contribution. It’s okay if you can’t remember the last time your kids took a proper bath since the […]

Saying No: Pour Your Heart Out

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I have a hard time saying no. I want to be able to help someone out, I really do. I like to help. But there comes a point when I should be saying no. When I really don’t have time to do what is being asked. When I’m being taken advantage of. When the person […]

10 Things to Smile About

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Anyone else feel like you blinked and June was over? It’s time again to look back on the month and find the happy(because normally, it’s the difficult that makes for blog fodder) and link up with EmmyMom for 10 Things to Smile About. 1. The last day of school. My three boys all had a […]