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I have been drinking water!  Only one soda pop yesterday and on Friday. Two each on Wednesday and Thursday. None so far today. These healthier habits are quickly taking hold. I didn't want to jinx it and say anything but I am really proud of myself.  My snacks have been cucumbers and clementines (and some ice cream.) I even passed up the Double Stuf Oreo cookies. It is so odd but I don't
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Anxiety won last night. Plans were set for a Saturday night weeks in advance. I procrastinated to find a sitter hoping to use it as an excuse to cancel. With a small boost of courage and confidence, I found someone to watch the boys. I had two days. Two days to finish my to-do list. Two days to wash dishes, take out the trash, straighten up the boys' room, and clear the middle room.  I
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This is a paid post for AZ 529 Holiday Blog and Coloring Contest. Giving the Gift of College to Children and Grandchildren Christmas has come and gone, all the presents have been unwrapped, returned, or exchanged. As the kids get older, it is harder for extended family to find the perfect present. So avoid the stress of finding that one special gift and instead support their dreams. 
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This is a guest post from Alexis Hall  and SingleParent.info Making the best of the holidays for your kids post-divorce Divorce is difficult for your kids, and if it’s recent, getting through the holidays can be especially difficult for everyone involved. But, there are plenty of ways to make the season less painful and help all of you get through it peacefully. Image courtesy of
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Hey Friends! Next week is Thanksgiving, and besides eating turkey, that means shopping for many families. Black Friday deals are plentiful and some begin as early as 6pm on Thursday. Last year, Amazon offered a ton of great deals. My favorite item was the Instant Pot.  Not only did I get a great deal, I made money as an Amazon Affiliate. When you use one of the links I shared, a small
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I saw that the Black Friday ad was released for Wal-Mart, I had to go look. What is on your list this year? These are some of the items I am hoping to grab next week. Wal-Mart Black Friday 2017 We had a Halloween light like this and loved it. I think snowflakes would be pretty. I love getting new pajamas for the kids. I always snag a few for each of the boys. They have gotten
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Today I really felt like being crafty.  I made a winter wreath, a yarn wrapped picture frame, and some subway art printables. Then I did one of those pour paintings. It is still drying so I will have to add a picture tomorrow.  Crafting won't bring any real income, but it helps me feel productive which keeps depression and anxiety at bay. I want to share my printables with you. Click on the
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So... I am am back to being a SAHM again.  I loved being back in a classroom but the stress of coworkers, short staffing, and overtime hours was too much for us. I had considered quitting when the boys had issues at school. They didn't hate the before/after school care but it was too big of an adjustment to our life. Earlier bedtimes and morning alarms were overwhelming for all of us. My
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Today at school pick up, Jayson jumped into the car telling me about Day of the Dead. He explained that it wasn't a scary day with ghosts, it was a day to remember family that died. He wanted to drive to Phoenix so we could have a picnic by their dad's name. (Their dad was cremated so he wanted to go to the memorial garden and sit by the name plaque.) He said he knew it was too late to go right
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When I feel like this why do I look at a bottle of pills and think about sleeping for days tuning out the world when I feel like this  why do I look at the ditch on the side of the road and  wonder what would happen if I turned the wheel to the left why do I think about other people committed suicide and  that they succeeded and I feel like I failed why do I try so hard to be better each day when
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