Life is Hard


I am just going to say it.  Life is hard.  Last week was a super stressful week for me with the kids.  One of those weeks when I am constantly reminded of how much I don’t have it together & I am disappointed in myself for screwing it all up.  I get my priorities out of whack.  I get impatient with my kids & my husband & then, I treat everyone badly.  When really it is me, trying to do everything in my own strength.  Ugh.  I learn so much in these times from my family. My daughter Katie gently reminds me, “Let’s all just calm down.”  She makes me laugh, so I will snap out of it.  She calls me […]

I Almost Drowned Once


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Back to Paper: Using a Planner


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