Does it matter?


Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.  ~Dr. Seuss Do you like Dr. Seuss?  We love him in our house.  And I love this quote of his, especially being a Mom.  Amidst the countless parenting books and infinite “words of wisdom” that are solicited and even unsolicited, this quote rings true.    As long as the health and safety issues are in place,  there is no perfect path toward motherhood.   And I’m just glad for that!  Because no child dots all the I’s and crosses all…

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Changing the World


How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ~Anne Frank Do you remember reading “The Diary of Anne Frank” in school?  What a powerful message of one teenager changing the world through her own thoughts written down in a small diary.  Could anyone have imagined the impact she would have? As moms, we change the world everyday!  We change the world by changing diapers and playing one more game of G.I. Joe before nap time.  We change the world by getting up early to pack lunches, drive them to school and…

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Enough.


There I was, lying awake at 3 am on a Sunday morning and feeling my heart skip a beat because I had so much to do and not enough time. Have you ever felt that way? Between obligations to church, school, home, work and other extracurricular activities I was stressed to the point I was losing sleep.   Ugh! I think it’s rather ironic how easy it is to jump on the wagon of commitments and difficult to get off.   I talk to moms weekly about being overcommitted and here I was in desperate need of my own advice.   I…

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Oh, Well


As you know, today is Friday.   We usually post fun videos, informative podcasts and witty sayings to end the week and launch the weekend.  But, I must confess.  This week’s Friday post will be a bit lacking.  Somewhere between illness, appointments and other  uninvited disruptions it has gotten lost.  Instead, it has been replaced with much needed pedicures, sushi and the joy of a sick child getting a new fish. Motherhood is like that, isn’t is?  Well thought out plans interrupted with  life necessities.  Back in the day, such instances would have been viewed as unwelcome intrusions to my…

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A Really Great Quote…


“Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.” ― Harriet Braiker Recently, I came across this quote on one of the Real Simple magazine daily thoughts blogs I follow. When I first read it, I thought how applicable toward motherhood. How different would life be if I strived for excellence instead of perfection? For me, striving for excellence means that improvement is tangible and attainable.  Big or small, I have the power to make positive changes as a woman and mother.  Excellence means I will make mistakes, learn from them and that helps me grow.  Excellence is the…

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