My Mother’s Appreciation Pitch

While I was rushing around trying to figure out what to get, last minute (I’m that mom) for teacher appreciate week, I thought to myself… wait a minute…teachers get a whole week where students are to show their appreciation.  Parents are even fortunate enough to get a sheet of paper outlining each themed day to…

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I’m A Fraud

Maybe it’s because for most of my adolescence my peers managed to remind me of every single flaw I had.  Ones that I didn’t even realize were flaws but just differences that either I was able to choose or not.  Regardless, I was a magnet for those who figured out how to dress and to…

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Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?

Every morning starts about the same. The click of her doorknob, the soft padding of her toes across the floor and her scratchy voice whispering “It’s morning time!” We spend the next 20-30 minutes begging her to let us stay in bed “just a little bit longer” while she tells us random stories and insists…

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This Is A Fun Stage…

Up until this year, things were relatively easy.  Easy being a term I’m using QUITE loosely… but overall… I’ve only cried alone in my closet about 3 times.  I call that a success by any mom’s standards living in a 2-child household. But 4… I can already tell is a whole new ball game in…

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Crossing The Finish Line!

It started as a 10-page assignment for my scriptwriting class and somehow over the course of a year, morphed into a novel.  I had to make adjustments along the way.  I’ve always loved writing but never thought I did anything worth nurturing until that professor encouraged me in a way I’ll never forget.  I did…

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Unsolicited Advice With A Smile

I saw you mama.  I saw your unwashed hair and the dark circles under your eyes that matched the ones I carried just a few days ago.  I watched your toddler screeching, leaning over the side of your shopping cart insisting on a toy that you refused to buy.  Dad probably would have given in,…

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Motivation Monday!

Today wanted to be bright and sunny – it really did.  It’s even, quite literally BRIGHT AND SUNNY!  I opened the window, watched the imaginary birds flit from flower to flower singing tunes similar to the ones in Disney movies – we will be going for a run, but I need it to warm up…

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Another Year Gone, Bye!

When I started this blog, I wanted a name that would be memorable and meaningful.  I wanted something that truly touched on who I am, what I’d like to represent and what is important to me and my brand so to speak.  I landed on JourneyLust and something about that name has been a constant…

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You’re More Enough Than You Think

If you’re reading this, you’re an adult now.  Hopefully a well-rounded, happy, successful and kind adult.  One that still comes back to mom and dad’s because something about my pot roast and chocolate chip cookies just comforts you during those especially adulty days.  Maybe you have kids of your own, maybe not.  Maybe you want…

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This Is 30

I often wondered just how different life would be once I turned 30.  The excessive sweating can definitely be blamed on the children.  I’ll go ahead and throw the wrinkles, frequent peeing and dark circles on them too.  But 30 – ahh, you’re going to get way more praise than you thought you deserved. Let…

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