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Making Room For Purple Days

Today is a purple day. What is a purple day? Life is really full right now. Teaching homeschool, caring for a baby, and a commitment to a less expensive lifestyle (more cooking from scratch, etc.) fill a lot of time, and Easter musical is upon us now, too. Some days are full from start to … Continue reading

Milestone Motivators: Happy Birthday to Me!

Remember as a kid when we wanted “cool” stuff for our birthdays? Toys, clothes, experiences, special meals and our favorite cake decorated with our favorite colors or characters? And now as grown-ups, our birthday requests are centered more on other people and making life more manageable. Stuff like vacuum cleaners and time spent with family. … Continue reading

Bouncing Back from Mistakes

Bouncing Back from Mistakes

My least favorite thing about myself? I’m not perfect… I make mistakes. And sometimes it’s hard to recover from those mistakes. Really hard. Even the insignificant ones seem to be a screaming statement about my self worth. Like the other day when I was trying to find the dust pan. What does it say about … Continue reading

7×7 Day Eighteen: Breakthrough!

It’s a  long-held belief of mine that discipline breeds desire. How many necessary things do we avoid in the day because we “don’t want to?” Too many! From exercise to forgiveness, anything is hard to do and harder to want to if we aren’t used to doing it. But if we wait until we “want to,” … Continue reading

7×7 Day Three, plus modifications

7×7 Day Three, plus modifications

Yes, I skipped day two. I didn’t actually skip it, I just skipped writing about it. Don’t tell my publisher. (Just kidding, I don’t have a publisher.) Today’s my third day working on a morning routine and making it a habit. Routines take considerably less time than muddling through the morning because I don’t spend … Continue reading