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Why do you feel overwhelmed?

Go ahead — let it all out!  Tell us why you feel overwhelmed at this moment. Come back as often as you like — for every comment posted, we will donate $1 at the end of the month (or set time period) to an organization benefiting a mom in … [Read More...]

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When There’s No Time For You

I think it must be Spring (Break) Fever, because lately it seems like I don’t have any time to do any of the things I want to do. Or need to do. Something always come up; someone always needs something. And I end up feeling really burnt out by the … [Read More...]

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Review: Perot Museum (Dallas)

 Over Spring Break, we had the opportunity to take our first trip to the Perot Museum in Dallas. What an awesome place!  It was the perfect experience for my two oldest kids (ages 8 and 6). There were four and a half levels of learning made fun! From … [Read More...]

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Why I love “The Middle”

The Middle (on ABC, Wednesdays, 7pm Central) is one of my favorite shows! I look forward to it every week, and when I realized that I get to watch it tonight, I thought I'd share with you why I love this show: 1 - It reminds me that every family … [Read More...]

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Inconvenience Yourself™ Day

When I first came across this holiday, I realized that it goes along perfectly with our celebration of LOVE this month and serves as a perfect reminder to make an effort to put others first. This unofficial holiday is recognized on the fourth … [Read More...]

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4 ways to LOVE: others

As we journey into the last week of our month of LOVE, I wanted to share one more area where we can offer kindness and compassion -- not only just to our family and friends (and ourselves!), but also to the rest of the world. Here are a few quick … [Read More...]

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4 ways to LOVE: you!

It is a lot of fun to share the love with friends and family, but I think it's also important to take a little time to show yourself some LOVE as well...here are a few ideas: Learn something new: one of the best gifts you can give yourself is the … [Read More...]

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4 ways to LOVE: friends

As we continue our celebration of LOVE this month, here are a few ideas for how to cherish your friendships: Laugh together - finally get around to scheduling that girls' night...eat at the restaurant you WANT to go to (not just the most … [Read More...]

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4 Family Valentine Ideas

Here are 4 ideas for Valentine gifts that the whole family can enjoy: Take it outside: purchase a volleyball net, a soccer goal, a kickball set or some other outdoor family game that everyone can participate in Family game night: purchase one … [Read More...]

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And baby makes 7…

Last summer, when we shared with family and friends our exciting news that not only were we getting our first puppy but we were expecting our fourth child as well, some may have thought we were crazy…and they may have been a little bit right!  I knew … [Read More...]

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Book Review: Giving Thanks

Thankfully, even when I feel like I can't do much of anything else, I can still do one of my favorite things: read! This month, one of the books I focused on is called A Simple Act of Gratitude: How Learning to Say Thank You Changed My Life. I found … [Read More...]

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How to be a Great Mom

Did I get your attention with that title? Isn't that what we're all striving for? Even though there isn't a guidebook anywhere that spells out exactly how to be the greatest mom ever, I wanted to share a little of the document I put together called … [Read More...]

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Overwhelmed Mom Mini Guide #1

We are so excited about our first mini guide collection! These short essays bring together condensed versions of our favorite thoughts and blog posts in a memorable and easy to read manner. This volume includes tips, links, and a complimentary weekly … [Read More...]

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Graduation Day – Free Chapter

  Graduation Day - A mother's worst nightmare comes true. After being separated from her family, Juliet struggles to adjust to her new reality in heaven. She grows more desperate as she can only sit and watch, powerless to intervene as her … [Read More...]