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The Importance of “Me Time” for Parents

Being a parent is one of the most rewarding experiences a person can have. But it’s also one of the most challenging. Sometimes it can feel like you’re constantly giving and never getting anything in return. That’s why it’s so important for parents to make time for themselves. My Most Recent “Me Time” Story This …

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Building Forward

Update: Totally forgot to publish this after writing. Better late than never. ☺ This is going to be a great week. Work is going well, and I’ve been able to start connecting to some local organizations that seem pretty amazing. One of my goals this year was to expand into my local community, and I’m …

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I haven’t done this in forever but that needs to change

Yesterday I did something I haven’t done in a long time. I went for a hike without my kids. I’m not sure why I don’t do this more often. I do like time to myself, and I love being out in nature. Seems like I would be doing this every chance I get. Who knows. …

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A little self-care goes a long way

I was feeling a little overwhelmed the last few days, but I’m in a better place today. I can be really easy to get lost in the moment and lose sight of what matters. I think that’s what happened to me and once I realized that, I was able to put things into perspective. While …

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We just hit a major milestone but I have mixed feelings

I’ve hit a pretty major parenting milestone. Elliott and Emmett are both in high school now and I no longer have any kids in grade school. We can take this a step further and also acknowledge that not only are they both in high school, but they’re both in mainstream high school. I’m so proud …

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I don’t want to feel like this anymore

I have a doctor’s appointment this morning to discuss managing my ADHD with medication.  This has been a long time coming and I’m excited/nervous.  We’re also going to talk about my antidepressants as well. This is so important, especially as I’m continuing to struggle. I’m looking forward to putting some of this struggle behind me …

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He had a major meltdown this afternoon and I’m completely drained

It’s been a frustrating week. I’ve been dealing with anxious kids, Gavin challenges, and now equipment issues with my podcast. I’ve been working on it today and couldn’t get things working until almost midnight. Unfortunately, Friday’s episode is going to be late as a result. I’m hoping to get it finished by shed up and …

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#Depression can be different for everyone but this is how it impacts me

I wanted to point something out about depression, at least as it applies to me. When I find myself in a darker place, I don’t think I’ve ever had the urge to hurt myself, at least not that I can remember. When I’m struggling like I am, the struggle is not related to not wanting …

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