I may be reserved and nice, but I’m also surprisingly stubborn. As in, so stubborn that my husband once joked I could have a C-section without anesthetics, if I got it in my head to do so.
Stubborn plus parenting doesn’t always mix, let me tell ya.
It’s been a bumpy road, but I’m slowing learning the art of knowing when to give up—and that it’s not always a bad thing.
Case in point…
For those of you who’ve been following my escapades for a while now (if so—thank you!), you know that my daughter’s Halloween costumes have been kind of a big deal.
It started when Szaba was a mere four months old. My mother-in-law, Sue, was coming to visit. Her cancer had taken a turn for the worse, and I wanted something to cheer us both up. So I asked Sue to come up with Szaba’s costume.
I only had one rule: something aspirational, no princess girly nonsense.
Sue came through in spades with an incredible Amelia Earhart costume.
There was only one problem. Continue reading
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I’d venture to say that every person reading this has had their life touched by it. I’ve lost a grandma to it, a mother-in-law, and this year, nearly a friend.
Isn’t it time we took down this killer for good?
Your life—or your sister’s, daughter’s, friend’s, or mom’s—depends on it.
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Exceptional, wonderful, inspired YOU.
It’s something we used to do as kids as second nature.
But it’s not until you’re parent that you remember how much you may have lost.
How do you prioritize between outside needs and internal inspiration?
Well, to start with, you need to get back to the basics of the word need.
For instance for the past three years, on top of my monetary and motherly contributions to my family, I felt I needed to blog 2-3 times a week, all for a possible audience of future books.
The one problem with that?
What does the word “Ole!” make you think of?
Rejoicing, dancing, bullfights, Spain?
But before it was Spanish, it was a religious chant from another country altogether.
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