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Top 3 Ways to Show You are Unique

Top 3 Ways to Show You are Unique

It’s St. Patrick’s Day! Let’s have a little fun with a top 3 list: Top 3 Ways to Show You are Unique Don’t do the Ice Bucket Challenge: What’s this you say? The ice bucket challenge is long gone–yes, true, but there’s always something like it on social media that encourages you to do what everyone else is doing; comment if you see blue/brown, make a list of 365 things […]

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Getting Sidetracked From Setting Boundaries: Talking Trust
By     |    Jan 6, 2015
Posted in: Practical Advice, Sandwich Lady, Self Improvement, Strong Girls and Women     |    2 Comments

Getting Sidetracked From Setting Boundaries: Talking Trust

I was getting ready to write a post about love and setting boundaries. (Stay tuned–this very important post may make it up next week.) I was looking for this quote I remember: Love knows no boundaries, or something like that, but couldn’t find it. (BTW, do you know it? If so, PLEASE put it in the comments or a link to it. I will be eternally grateful.) I was going […]

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Setting Boundaries: It’s the holidays
By     |    Dec 23, 2014
Posted in: Health, Parenting, Practical Advice, Sandwich Lady, Uncategorized     |    6 Comments

Setting Boundaries: It’s the holidays

This morning, I was behind someone’s grandma (you’ll see why I call her that in a minute) at Panera Bread, and she knew the cashier personally. As they were wrapping up the order, Grandma says to Cashier, “So, are you going to spend Christmas with that grandson of yours?” Cashier says, “Well, they’re with his mom’s side of the family this year.” Grandma says, “Oh yes, I know that well. […]

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Setting Boundaries: Why Is It Hard?

Setting Boundaries: Why Is It Hard?

I seem to be asking a lot of questions lately–hard questions that don’t have easy answers, like the post about whether books need romance or at the very least, realistic teen romance. Why is realistic romance important? Now, I’m on to boundaries. This is actually a topic near and dear to my heart because I AM TERRIBLE AT SETTING BOUNDARIES. I set a boundary. Someone will break it, and I […]

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Top Ten Things I Worried About as The Mother of An Infant
By     |    Feb 18, 2014
Posted in: Family, Humor, Practical Advice, Sandwich Lady, What to REALLY worry about     |    10 Comments

Top Ten Things I Worried About as The Mother of An Infant

Mothers worry. I guess fathers do, too, but it’s a different kind of worry. I think my husband would not have worried about anything to do with our daughter during her first year of life, unless I told him to. I would say things like, “We need to worry about this. We need to discuss this. We need to figure this out.” His usual response was: “I don’t remember any […]

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Why Smart Kids Worry: And What Parents Can Do to Help (Book Review)
By     |    Feb 4, 2014
Posted in: Books, Family, Parenting, Practical Advice, Sandwich Lady, What to REALLY worry about     |    8 Comments

Why Smart Kids Worry: And What Parents Can Do to Help (Book Review)

Since I’m thinking a lot about this “worry” topic, especially as it pertains to parents and kids, this book popped out at me when I was at the library. So, I read it and reviewed it, and here it is. I would love to know what you think–do you think we are creating a society of worried kids? Is there too much information they are bombarded with? If you live […]

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What Should You Worry About Packing When Having a Baby
By     |    Jan 28, 2014
Posted in: Family, Parenting, Practical Advice, What to REALLY worry about     |    1 Comment

What Should You Worry About Packing When Having a Baby

Here’s the first “real” post of my worry series. I missed last week due to life, but I’m not worried about it! What should you worry about packing when having a baby? If you Google this question, you will be taken to several well-meaning sites that let you know you need to get that hospital bag ready around week 35 or 36; and in it, you need to make sure […]

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