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Self worth – What’s your price tag?

Where’s the first place you go when you need to shop? Stay with me here – the first place I go when I shop is the clearance rack. I like to find bargains and deals. I’ve bought things that I didn’t necessarily like, or fit particularly well (i.e. too big/small) because they didn’t have myContinue Reading “Self worth – What’s your price tag?”

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What’s your “why”?

There’s a reason WHY you keep going. In some cases our why might just be “because I have to”. And that’s legit.

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Help.

Asking for help can be hard As wives and mothers, I think we have been conditioned in a way to have an expectation that we can “handle it”.  We multitask with the best of ’em.  I’m pretty sure our uterus’ also serve as an internal homing device – because chances are, if someone is lookingContinue Reading “Help.”

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When you feel like giving up (part 4)

AKA – Betrayal So, we’ve all experienced betrayal at some point.  It could be as simple as your friend picking someone else for the dodge ball game, or as complicated as adultery.  When the rubber hits the road, betrayal sucks. I thought it was the job of my dreams I thought I was being groomedContinue Reading “When you feel like giving up (part 4)”

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When you feel like giving up… (Part 3)

AKA – Addiction is addiction is addiction So, I love me some addicts.  And I am one.  My drugs of choice are sugar and flour.  My first husband took a certain other white substance to addiction, and my current husband is (thank the Good Lord) almost at 5 years clean and sober from drugs andContinue Reading “When you feel like giving up… (Part 3)”

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When you feel like giving up…(part 2)

So here I am again, being all vulnerable and junk. Control has been my friend.  I just see what needs to be done, and I do it.  Not everyone has that skill.  In fact, there are some who just sit back and ignore that which needs to be done (think – empty toilet paper roll!!!!)Continue Reading “When you feel like giving up…(part 2)”

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When you feel like giving up… (Part 1)

Sometimes you just want to quit. Sometimes that voice in your head that’s screaming at you all those horrid things that she can say – “You’re so stupid”.  “Who are you to think you could ____?”  “You didn’t really think that would work did you?”  The snide laughter that cuts to your core.  Those areContinue Reading “When you feel like giving up… (Part 1)”

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4 things I’ve learned as a mom

Ok, so I have 3 kids, plus 4 stepkids. Yes, you read that correctly.  I called us the ghetto brady bunch for a while.  When you have such a wide array of personalities, backgrounds, not to mention multiple non-custodial parents and you’re trying to keep your shit together, it can be a challenge. Here’s 5Continue Reading “4 things I’ve learned as a mom”

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Enough.

Dang it. For so long I felt like I wasn’t _____ enough.  Not thin enough, not pretty enough, not enough money, blah blah blah.  Now I find myself saying there’s not enough hours in the day.  Realistically though, there may not be plenty, but there is ENOUGH. And I am enough. I have a gift,Continue Reading “Enough.”

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Growing Pains

I’m not talking about the 80’s tv show, I’m talking about LIFE! I’m wrapping up the 8 week Claim Your Power course that I was blessed to receive a scholarship for from Mastin Kipp. It’s been quite the ride!  I’m in this eerily adolescent period of feeling like I don’t quite fit in – Remember whenContinue Reading “Growing Pains”