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Watching lightning makes me happy.

HAPPY LITTLE THINGS

Melancholy. Feeling blue. Despondency. Overwhelm. I wasn’t diagnosed with clinical depression until well into adulthood, but thankfully, I had by then found some small ways of coping. One of these is my Happy Little Things. Call it gratitude, thankfulness, looking for the silver lining, or just learning to stay positive. Whatever name it goes by, […]

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hell hath no fury like a kid finding art in the recycle

KIDS’ ARTWORK: KEEP IT FROM TAKING OVER YOUR HOUSE

Little did I know when my heart swelled with happiness with my son Charles’ first scribbles from daycare that one day these same projects and papers – this childhood artwork – would literally take over my house. I won’t lie, I still love looking through my boys’ papers, however, then, I want to recycle 99% […]

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First time Kindergartener woo's and woes

KINDERGARTEN WOES AND WOO’S!

The overpriced Pottery Barn monogrammed backpack is hanging on its rightful hook, with matching lunchbox and water bottle clipped into place. The stressfully obtained school supplies are beautifully packed. It’s about that time.  My big boy is officially going off to kindergarten! This makes me want to scream WOOOOO HOOOO!!!!! and cry boo hoo simultaneously. […]

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