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What Happens When The Chains Of Social Media Are Broken?

What Happens When The Chains Of Social Media Are Broken?

February 10, 2020 Have you ever done a social media detox? If it’s your first time, the first couple days go like this: you pick up your phone as many times as you did before only to realize the apps have been removed. You continue…

The Day When You No Longer Have To “Fake It”

The Day When You No Longer Have To “Fake It”

February 9, 2020 Oh, get your head out of the gutter. I mean, faking having fun playing with your kids’ stuff. There comes a time when you go from playing with your kids to truly enjoying the same things. My kids and I both love…

Accepting Help Is Not A Sign Of Weakness

Accepting Help Is Not A Sign Of Weakness

February 7, 2020

There is no need to do everything on your own. End of sentence. Period.

The thing about parenting is in order to survive, you learn to divide and conquer. Our weekends are not the calm, sleeping in deal we had pre-kids.

Now they are full of kid activities. I love watching my kids play sports and doing what they love but it’s not a job I can do on my own.

There are some days we are at tournaments all day for one child and the other kids have stuff, too. Those are the days we divide and conquer to come back at the end of the day to reconvene as a family.

Burn out happens when you, alone, try to do everything. It doesn’t work out well for anyone when you assume you have to be the do-it-all person. Let others take the reins allowing your tribe do things for you.

People love helping when they’re asked but sometimes they don’t know if you don’t say anything.

Let your friends, grandparents, spouse know you need help. Speaking up is honorable and allows you to engage in self-care.

It’s not a form of weakness to need help. In actuality, admitting you need help makes you stronger.

How are you going to divide and conquer today.?

Why We Need To Designate A “No Electronics Area”

Why We Need To Designate A “No Electronics Area”

February 6, 2020 Our house has a lot of open spaces where sound like to travel. Like many homes, the kitchen is the main gathering place where the kids like to hang out. I love that everyone wants to be in the same general area.…

Being The “Only” Kid Without A Smartphone

Being The “Only” Kid Without A Smartphone

February 5, 2020 Several years ago when I was introduced to the decluttering and minimalism movements, I took many things to heart to tidy up my life. Since I used my phone as much as any other typical human in our society, the first adjustment…