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No Longer F*cking Around. In 2019 I Am Making It Happen.

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I believe in the power of putting things out there into the Universe. I believe setting goals helps them to become a reality. I believe writing those goals down is the first step in making them happen. And I believe if one more person posts a spring break picture of themselves in a tropical paradise, …Read More

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16 Ways Celebrate Earth Day Every Day. #EarthDay2018

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Happy Earth Day 2018!  

I’ve always been fairly conscious about the state of the planet, however, now that I have a child, I REALLY try to incorporate green living…

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Let The Coaches Coach

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I have had a day today. A DAY. Like I’m sitting on the floor of the girls’ locker room while my kids are at swim practice because my laptop died and this is the only place where there is a useable outlet and these are the only minutes I’ve had to myself to get anything …Read More

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Kids Are Pretty Good Teachers.

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We changed swim teams last week after being on the same team since the kids first entered the world of competitive swimming six years ago. This was a big change for our family for a number of reasons. Our routine was changing. The kids’ coaches were changing.  The place we were spending most of our …Read More

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We Changed Our Dinner Time And Life Got Better. And Less Expensive.

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When you have two preteens who are at swim practice a couple hours a day, they build up an appetite. A big one. And so for Number 3 and 4, I started having them eat dinner before they went to practice. They both had practice at different times, so Number 3 would eat his first …Read More

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Day 3 Of Spring Break

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Yesterday I  shared how I lost it a little on the kids cause they were being pretty jerky but then after a little reflection I realized the jerkiness was about 97% the result of my failure to stay consistent with routines over the past few weeks, so I put a freeze on technology and TV …Read More

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I Let It Go A Little Too Long

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We have a no-technology-on-school-nights rule (unless required for homework) which was put into effect a few years ago after we participated in a Turn Off The TV Week for school. I noticed such a change in the kids’ behavior that week we were technology-free that we made it a permanent thing. It’s not really that …Read More

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