A Three Step Guide to Being a Happier Mom

Published on We Have Kids on 5/20/2017 When I first jumped aboard this mother train, I was barely an adult. I was this young wife who knew nothing more than what I remembered growing up as the oldest of three—plus what I learned in an early childhood development course in college. Despite that, I had…

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How to Find a House to Rent

Published on ToughNickel on January 17. 2017 “You just found more places to rent in five minutes than I have all week,” said my coworker. Shrugging my shoulders, I reminded her how I’ve become an expert on how to find a house to rent. And I’m not exaggerating. I’ve found seven places for us to…

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4 Truthbombs to Remind You How Much Control You Actually Have Over Your Life

After everything I’ve been through to get back to feeling sane, I feel like I’ve reached a point where I’ve accepted the circumstances of life. Rather than gripe and complain about how much better life could be, I focus on what I actually can control – which, come to find out, is pretty much everything.…

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5 Things to Consider Before a Big Family Move

Several months back, my husband completed work on a construction project that had him living away from home for over a year (on top of another year away on a different project). When he first started working there, we didn’t expect the project to last that long. Had we known, the kids and I would…

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9 Simple Ways to Delete Negativity from Your Life

With all the responsibilities that rest on my shoulders as a mom, wife, and entrepreneur, I’ve learned that I must diligently delete negativity from my life so that I don’t lose my sanity…again. While it hasn’t been easy to pull off, making the conscious decision to remove anything negative has definitely been worth it. My…

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How Stress Damages Your Health, plus Ways to Build Up Your Resilience

Published on Pick the Brain on April 23, 2018 “The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.” – Jodi Picoult The life I live often results in hearing things like “I could never do [that]” or “I don’t know how you [do it].” My response is…

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