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Affirmations: 3 Reasons to Talk to Yourself

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This post may seem in direct contrast to the one where I told you to Shut Yo Mouth, but it isn’t. There is a difference between blabbing your plans to everyone, and privately affirming the desires of your heart to yourself. When you run your mouth and tell people what you’re going to do, you tend to get satisfaction from their response, and lose the determination to actually work the plan. When you speak daily confessions confidentially to yourself, there is a whole slew of benefits that would not be present if you simply think the thoughts in your head. There’s so much that needs to be said about affirmations, but here are 3 reasons to talk to yourself daily. Continue reading →

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Goodbye Girl – A Lesson in Womanhood

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I heart Facebook memories. It’s one of the best changes they ever implemented. Every day I look forward to going back in time and seeing what I was doing on this day years ago. It’s usually some fun anecdote about the baby versions of my kiddos and what they were up to. Sometimes I read a quote that I wrote and I’m like, “Ooohh, that still applies today.” Other times I get an entire note that I penned and it makes me proud. Today was one of those days, and I just had to share.  Continue reading →

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5 Common Myths of Homeschooling

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Growing up on Long Island, I didn’t know a single person who was Homeschooled, however I had very clear ideas about what it meant. It was weird. Their families were secluded, cut off from society, secretive. Homeschooled children were socially awkward, academically behind, and judgmental. Yet despite all this, as I got older and started thinking about having my own family, my heart was settled that Homeschooling was exactly what I wanted to do. I told my husband, who I was dating at the time, and he agreed. Then we kind of forgot about it. Continue reading →

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Think Like the Tortoise

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I like fast.

I talk fast. I walk fast. I eat fast. I write fast. I take action fast.

Fast is not always the best option, though. There are plenty of life’s pleasures that should be enjoyed slowly; savored and relished within an atmosphere that signifies deep gratitude. Fast is also not the best when it leads to burn out. That was the pattern in my life before I started the 30 in 30 Challenge  – massive action followed by colossal inaction. The Challenge helped me break out of that cycle, and the more I experience the fruit of this new way of living, the more I am appreciating slow. Continue reading →

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