Resets – Life Lesson from a Toddler

It feels as if my life is on super-speed this season. Thanksgiving came and went, but in addition to the typical holiday excitement and stress, it also brought with it a good old-fashioned North Dakota snow storm. We had barely shoveled out of that when December came crashing in with work expectations, school expectations, social …

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Unexpected Moments of Unrestricted Joy

Sometimes I think it is easy to feel disappointed.  It can seem as if one bad thing is happening after another, and even the best moments seem to not quite meet expectations.  I find that there is an - expectation→ anticipation→ disappointment - loop that occasionally tries to take over, and it can often succeed …

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Jessica’s Unexpected Ever Afters

It did not take me long to fall into the same trap as the majority of other social media users, I created the perfect online life.  According to my Facebook, I always look good; pictures taken in ideal lighting, from the correct above-angle, while wearing cute clothes.  My children are beyond perfect; they sit quietly …

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