Pre holiday (winter) chaos?

I am not sure if it is the plummeting winter temperatures that have prevented the kids from getting enough time outside, the increased stress levels that my husband and I have experienced these past couple weeks or the anticipation of the holiday season… but it is CHAOS in our house lately! (Something I hate to…

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How a Glass of Wine in My Closet helped my Marriage

The kids were WIRED right around bedtime and my energy was LOW. I had withstood the previous three hours of children taking their turn losing it! The crying, whining, and bickering I endured that afternoon, must have been worse than Chinese water torture, I was confident. So after the kids and I returned from soccer…

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Ladies, Need A Spiritual Boost in Under 10 Minutes?

Always searching for a way to give women a spiritual boost, I partnered with Mayslake Ministries to launch their Moms Ministry just this past summer. Since early September, they have released one video, less than 10 minutes, every Monday, geared towards Christian women who can benefit from a little spiritual lift! I talk about topics…

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School Drop Off, the Middle Finger and Permission  

I was dropping off my youngest at his preschool.  I backed out of the parking lot, and drove through the neighboring strip mall’s lot, as a way to pull onto the road. I was sitting there watching the cars, one lined up right after the other, speeding by…. quickly!   I did not want to risk it, I…

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Mommy Guilt during Back to School Season?

I bumped into an old acquaintance whose children were grown, last week, who saw me with only one of my three children and asked “Your kids are back to school already….isn’t it so sad?” “NO!” I said a little too enthusiastically. She frowned. I went on, surprisingly feeling a tad guilty that I was NOT…

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Top Five Reasons I Got “nothing” Done this Week.

Top FIVE reasons why I got “nothing” done, this week: 5.  Last week of summer, cram all that stuff in that you promised the kids you were going to do, and never did. (Water park? That new movie? Nature Center? The Museum? That craft project? Sleepovers?!?!) 4.  “Mom, Mom! MOM!??? MOOOOM!” Can we go call…

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The Ups, the Downs and Facebook Envy

A while ago, I was asked in the school parking lot, how on earth I balance being a Mom to three young kids, a college instructor, and owner of my own professional speaking business. I was truly shocked…. Did I LOOK like I was “balancing it all”? because I certainly did not feel that way! I…

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Why the Superwoman Syndrome is So Dangerous!

Often I speak of the dangers of the Superwoman Syndrome, most importantly because as women, we are bombarded with  ideas that we should be able to “do it all” (balance work, family, personal interests in harmony) on a regular basis with a smile on our face. This myth pushes forth the message that we should…

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