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Just Say Thank You.

When someone helps you out or offers you an opportunity for rest, just say thank you. Take that guilt, ball it up, throw it on the ground, and stomp on it. You are worthy of some peace and quiet and you are allowed to enjoy it without feeling one ounce of guilt. In...

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Making Yourself Available : Less is More

This day in age, I believe loneliness is stronger than ever. The highlight reels of social media prime us for jealousy and our busy calendars keep us feeling like we can't ever make room for those fun social activities everyone seems to be attending without us. We...

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Simple, But Purposeful Generosity.

One of the things I’ve found most effective in building friendships is to live with a spirit of generosity. I think it's a wonderful and easy way to spread joy and to create positive change in your community. Audrey and I talked about this topic LIVE on Facebook this...

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Being Mindful and Strengthening our Relationships

Last week, we got real on Facebook live to talk about mindfulness and how it can play a positive role in your friendships and your self care. In case you missed it, here's a quick link to watch. Mindfulness : the quality or state of being conscious or aware of...

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Four Steps to Fostering Healthy Friendships

As parents, the days are full. The nights are sleepless. And the free time is practically unable to be seen. Time for building and maintaining friendships? Can't see it. Time to relax by yourself? Impossible. This is just what parenthood is and it is the reality that...

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Are You On Your List?

Do you struggle with making yourself a priority? Are you always putting the needs of your spouse, kids, pets, parents, neighbors, mailman, second cousins and the rest of the living world in front of your own needs? Do you forget to stop and rest? Do you feel guilty...

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Best Teacher Gift Giver Ever.

THE PROBLEM: Teacher Christmas Gift Giving Stinks. Family gifts ✔Friend gifts ✔Teacher gifts... uuhhhhh... eerrrrr... hhmmmm... Bueller...? Teacher Christmas gift giving doesn't stink because we don't want to give to teachers. It stinks because we don't know what to...

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Playdates Are The New Babysitter

When you hear the word Babysitter what comes to mind? A 14 year old neighborhood girl? Robin Williams dressed as an 80 year old German granny? A box set of books from the 90's?   Well, my friends, it is 2018 and it is time to redefine babysitting!   Playdates Are...

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We’re Bringing Komae to your Doorstep

If you're in love with the idea of sharing free babysitting between friends, but you're not sure how to get your community up and running, then you're in luck. Also, if you're someone who doesn't need sitting yourself, but you'd like help introducing Komae to a group...

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3 Reasons I Love the Side Hustle

I love me a side hustle. I honestly can't even count the number of side hustles I've had here and there over the course of life. Some of them have been in direct sales. Some have been helping my friends with their small businesses. One was starting my very own at-home...

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