perfectionism

Mr. Perfect doesn’t exist. Seriously, he doesn’t. Get over it now if you want to find your own version of happily ever after. You need to realize scenarios like this don’t exist:  What about a guy who will miss a major sporting event for a craft fair? You can find him. I am sure you […]

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After four years as a single mom, I still have not realized the impossibility of also being a superhero. Instead of accepting this reality, my inner voice regularly makes declarations like this: “One day in the future, this is all going to come together, and be easy.” It would be better to stop telling myself […]

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Single Me vs. Married Me

September 7, 2012

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Married Me would rise most weekday mornings at 5:30 to run at least six miles. One weekend morning each week she would typically run 10. Her cycling would never be shorter than a 20-mile ride. Swimming in the summer was a mile a day, five days a week. Winter months would involve 1.5 mile swims […]

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It feels good to end the work week with half the moving boxes for the office unpacked and files starting to get organized in drawers, but prepping the office, moving, and my work has taken a toll on another area of my life: cleaning. Tonight the kids both have birthday parties to attend so I […]

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Thanksgiving Blessings

November 29, 2010

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A gaggle of children running in and out of the house; two refrigerators filled with food; 15 people coming for dinner; the house rearranged for a large sit-down; five more people joining in for dessert; and, most important, a quiet moment to thank God for all the blessings in my life. Thanksgiving this year was […]

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