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Never knew what tired really means until I became a mom

Here’s the truth, before getting married I was a spoiled little brat. I would throw away the words “I’m tired” the way you throw petals in church after a wedding. 594 more words


The Single Life

I rarely mention my dating life in this space. Elihu and I split last year after over three years together.

It was, and is, sad. E is an amazing man; our time together will be a highlight of my life. 849 more words


A mistake made, a lesson learned, and a teapot salvaged

Today was not my best day as a parent. There are days when I feel accomplished and proud, and those that are ordinary and monotonous and then there are days where I say things I should never, ever have said, behave in ways that make me cry with regret and shame later and act like those thousand books I feverishly devour and the gazillion articles I peruse through on conscious and positive parenting have just slipped through the sieve that is my brain. 1,057 more words


Are You Pushing Your Kids Too Hard: Why Extracurriculars Don't Matter THAT Much

A few weeks ago parents were invited to watch the last 10 minutes of dance class. A rare treat. I sat on the floor as my sweet 7 year old performed with her friends. 538 more words


10 1/2 Things Parenthood Has Taught Me

1. Raising children is a team effort. I cannot imagine being a single parent. I would be lost without my wife. I also can’t imagine ever getting anything done around the house or keeping sane without Ashley by my side. 937 more words

Lesson Learned

New Visions

2017 both flew and dragged by. At times it seemed like it would never end and other times it seemed I could barely keep up with all the goings on. 968 more words


Here's why your excuses are only helping the "other" guy

I recently saw this photo on social media posted by a former business professor of mine Dr. Schmidt who has always inspired and encouraged me through out the years. 313 more words