t.g.i.Friday – Can You Hear Me Now?

Can you hear me now?

I have to confess that I have never actually read Gary Chapman's book, The Five Love Languages, but I have seen him in interviews and done the online test, and have found it extremely helpful. For those not familiar with it, he says that people "speak love" in different languages: words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time and physical touch. You can check out the webpage for more detail.  

The thing about these languages is the same as if one partner is speaking English and the other is speaking Greek.

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It’s All About Connection – With Yourself!

It’s All About Connection – With Yourself!

For the past month I have been battling against my anxiety attacks, getting out and attending networking events and workshops, introducing myself and my blog to businesses and simply stepping a HUGE leap outside my comfort zone. This weekend will be the symbolic icing on the cake for me.

Do you wake up every morning looking forward to the day?

I think we can all agree that the answer will vary daily on this question. But overall, do you feel good about where you are, or feel bogged down and lost? Maybe you believe you are not reaching your true potential?

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The Imperfect Parent – Snack Time, Are You THAT Mom?

The Imperfect Parent - Snack Time, Are You THAT Mom?

Do you fret about what to pack for snacks, how to pack them, and wonder what others are doing?

You know how it goes, you go to the park, mall or a playgroup, everyone is watching you as you haul out the snacks for your child. Or at least you THINK they are all watching you. Honestly, every parent is probably feeling judged for the umpteenth time during their day already, they are likely all sheepishly hauling out their snacks as well.

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It’s A Date, Our First Night Out In Ages!

*this date was sponsored by Lotus Vietnamese Restaurant. All opinions and wording are our own.

This past weekend my husband, Doug, and I managed to go out for a date. Other than work related night's out, I can not remember the last time the two of us actually went out without the children. In the past we have always relied on family to babysit, but our oldest is perfectly capable to babysit now, so we decided it was time to have an evening together, out of the house, and away from the kiddos!

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My 80lb Journey – In Need Of A Little Inspiration

Being inspired in life is sometimes hard. We fall into patterns and routines that are automatic and not always good for us. It is no secret I struggle with my weight, but getting at the reason for that struggle is another thing. 

Over the past 8 months I have had some great results, and I have faltered. Right now I am dealing with a head full of "stuff" and de-cluttering is taking time and effort. But I am in this for the long haul and finding inspiration along the way. Celebrating the small milestones, and not 100% focused on the weight.

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