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Goodbye 2017 & Goodbye Blog

Goodbye 2017 & Goodbye Blog

Dear Blog, You may have noticed that I dropped off the map for most of November and December. Yeah, sorry about that. Or, maybe not. A big part of this year has been learning to release the pressure valve a little bit. To stop and […]

The Planning That Really Matters or Saying Goodbye To My Grandmother

The Planning That Really Matters or Saying Goodbye To My Grandmother

October is the month of Not Planning. Look how well it’s going. I have no blog posting plan, so I’ve practically not posted at all!¬†Actually, I want to tell you about where I was this past weekend and about how planning helped in some ways […]

I Planned My Not Planning… True Confessions of a Type A-ish

I Planned My Not Planning… True Confessions of a Type A-ish

October is The Month of Planning¬†or more accurately The Month of Un-Planning. I’ve got a confession. When I first mapped out the year, September was The Month of Un-Planning. But then I realized that all 3 of my kids’ birthday parties would fall in September […]

This Girl Has Problems

This Girl Has Problems

Hi All, Well, September aka The Month of Asking For Help, is now gone, but I feel like I need to do one more help-related post. A confessional of sorts. Exhibit A: Note the sling? Long story short, my 72 pound ninny of a dog […]

Ambush Help Tactic

Ambush Help Tactic

* Random picture, right? While searching for “ambush” and “attack” pics on Pixabay, this popped up. I thought it was too weird not to use. It reminds me of those old Olan Mills photos. I know, odd sense of humor…   I’ve figured out a […]

Part 3: Am I Gracious Enough? WikiHow To Ask For Help

Part 3: Am I Gracious Enough? WikiHow To Ask For Help

Whew! I’ve reached the final part of WikiHow’s How To Ask For Help 12-step program. Part 3 is all about Taking Help Graciously.   Step 1: Thank Your Helper. Check! When my mom said she would have my dad make the fruit salad I definitely […]

Part 2: Reaching Out For Help or My WikiHow Parody Continues

Part 2: Reaching Out For Help or My WikiHow Parody Continues

*If you’re reading via email, click through to see all pics and the video Okay, we’re on to Part 2: Reaching Out for Help. This encompasses 3 of the 12 steps in the How to Ask for Help 12 step program put together by WikiHow. […]

wikiLame – What Happens When You WikiHow to Ask for Help

wikiLame – What Happens When You WikiHow to Ask for Help

I Google pretty much just about everything I’m thinking of for this blog. Had to face my fears? Googled it. Alternative ways to relax? Googled it. How to ask for help/let others help you? Googled it. Which is how I came across WikiHow to Ask […]

Friends & Family – Are You Distracted By The Wise T-Shirt?

Friends & Family – Are You Distracted By The Wise T-Shirt?

So, Type A’s are notoriously bad at asking for help. Why ask for help when we can do it better and faster ourselves? Okay, maybe not always better, but it almost feels harder to explain what we need than to just do it ourselves. Which […]

How Would You Answer These Two Questions?

How Would You Answer These Two Questions?

I dropped off the face of the Earth for a bit because that was happening. And this: And this: Thankfully my babies are settling into this phase of their lives very well, which eases my heart. It’s almost time to wrap up August on the […]

You Mean I Actually Have To Feel Something?

You Mean I Actually Have To Feel Something?

We adult humans are really good at distracting ourselves from our feelings. Lonely? We check our phones. Bored? We turn on the TV. Sad? Mad? Guilty? Anxious? We eat. Or drink. Or gamble. Or sleep. Or shop. Whichever distraction we’ve taken and made our own. […]

Richard Simmons I Am Not

Richard Simmons I Am Not

Some of you were asking how my experience with doing squats before bedtime went – and did I actually do them? The answer to the second part is yes, and I’ll get to the answer to the first part in just a minute. Scott and […]

When Counting Sheep’s Not Working…

When Counting Sheep’s Not Working…

In times of great stress, sleep is often affected. Why? All of the things you’re worried about often make it hard to fall asleep – you can’t turn your brain off. And we all know who’s often thinking and planning as it is – yep, […]

Phone A Friend

Phone A Friend

Big feelings grow in the dark. They multiply, taking on a life of their own if we don’t share them with others. Suddenly, what seemed manageable now feels overwhelming. It’s a lesson I’ve learned over and over in my life and I am thankfully at […]