I Could Use A Hand

Have you found yourself in a situation where you really could use a hand?  A helping hand?  A strong hand?  A loving hand? Did you sit around and wait for one to show up or did you ask for help?  If you’re not one to ask for help, I get it….then please don’t be the one who complains because nobody is there when you need them.  People CANNOT read our minds.  AND if they’ve never ...
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Friendship In The Time Of Chaos

Friendship In The Time Of Chaos.. Anyone else feel like the world is on fire? Holy… Where do you start, and when does this end? I am going to say what you already know and have probably heard a million times. Reach out to your friends. Often. Call them. Email them. For the first time ever social media can be used for good. I have actually talked on the phone to friends I normally text ...
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TWSM Book Review ‘The Five Love Languages for Singles’

The Five Love Languages for Singles by Gary Chapman Reviewed by Liz Fendley The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman started with his original work designed for married couples over 20 years ago. Many of us have heard of the five love languages to help us understand how we prefer to give and receive affection: words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, quality time, and physical touch. This book is dedicated to single adults and ...
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Keeping The Drama Out Of Your Life

How do you keep the boundaries set that you have spent years putting into place?   How do you constantly not get pulled into the drama of someone’s life?  I have spent the last few years of my life, setting boundaries with my ex husband.  This has made my life much easier and less stressful. There have been less engaged discussions or one sided arguments due to the boundaries that I have created.  I have kept ...
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My Journey Through Infertility

My journey through infertility... There’s a 7-and-a-half-year age difference between my oldest and middle child.  People often make comments about it such as, “did you mean to space them out so far apart?”  or, “well at least you have a good helper” and my personal favorite, “oh wow, I don’t think I could have started all the way over!”  What these people don’t know is that my children’s difference in age was not by choice.  ...
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‘Little Fires Everywhere’ Will Be Your New Obsession

Since everyone is stuck in their homes for the foreseeable future, Hulu decided to be the real MVPs, releasing the hotly anticipated limited series “Little Fires Everywhere” early. The limited series, based on the novel by Celeste Ng, follows the intertwined stories of two polar-opposite families in Shaker Heights. Elena Richardson (Reese Witherspoon) lives a picture-perfect life. Her husband, Bill (Joshua Jackson) is a prominent lawyer. The couple lives in a large, picturesque home with ...
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Sometimes You Just Have To Make Joy

Joy or no joy, happy or unhappy…that choice is yours and yours alone.  Contrary to what you believe, things and people and circumstances can’t make you ‘happy’ or ‘unhappy’, only YOU can do that. Granted being happy for no reason or being joyful no matter what takes skill and determination, however it CAN be accomplished.  You can be happy and joyful no matter what, whether you are shoveling crap out of the cat’s litter box ...
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Give Me Twenty Minutes A Day With My Children

My 13 year old has a bus stop 5 houses down and everyday I drive her to the bus stop. We leave 10 minutes early to sit 5 houses down and wait for the bus.. seems silly doesn’t it.  I do it because I get 10 minutes with her alone and no distractions.. this is 10 minutes that I can’t get anywhere else.  This is my time with her… I also drive my oldest daughter ...
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Loving An Addict

Loving an addict.... It’s just another normal day in my life.  Wake up, rally the kids, get out the door, and go to work. I’m relatively new at the office.  Less than 4 months in fact.  That’s pretty much as infant as it gets when working in child welfare.  Professionally speaking, I have zero experience.  None. I live in a small rural area in Ohio where the “opioid epidemic” is out of control.  I don’t mean it’s a nuisance, or a ...
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Alexa, Please Help Me With Mornings!

“Alexa, wake me up at 6:45” My 8 year old son snuggles up to his stuffed dog while I tuck him in. It’s the first night back to a bedtime routine since winter break. Everything is peaceful; it’s not even 8PM. Rewind twelve hours before though, and peaceful is not the word I would use. “You’re always yelling at me!” My son cries from the bathroom floor as if the task of putting on just ...
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7 thoughts on “Blog

  1. Robbie walker

    I’m glad to see ,some of us know that stuff ain’t free. Hard work is not a give me. You learn how to appreciate what you have worked your ass off for. I’m glad there’s a few good ones left.

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