Tag: goals

Becoming a Goal Getter

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I confidently stared into the mirror and the woman looking back was different. After 18 months, I had lost 100 pounds, but my eye...

Goodbye Summer Nights

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Summer nights in our home have had a drastic impact on bedtimes. The sun stays up later and so do we, and I’ve loved...

Write It Down: Name Your Goals and Dreams

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The third row down on my bookshelf is full of a collection of old journals in many different shapes and sizes. I’ve been writing...

Five Resolutions You Should Make This Year

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New Years resolutions are inevitable. Even when I say I’m not going to make them, I’m unintentionally making a resolution to not make resolutions! I...

Teaching Kids to Finish Well

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There is much hope in any beginning, and a new school year is filled with many. In order to see those hopes realized in my...

Releasing Control: Fostering Independence in our Kids

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I vividly remember the conversation. My friend and I were standing in my kitchen, joking about how tempted we were make our six-year-old daughters...

What Do I Want To Do When My Kids Grow Up?

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"What do you want to be when you grow up?" How often do we ask our kids this question? Through the years my kids have...

Confessions of an Overwhelmed Mama

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I am a fraud. It pains me to admit this in a place where the people I have tricked may discover the truth. How is...

New Year, New…Meh: The Anti-Resolution

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Let’s just put it out there right now…This year I am NOT going to lose weight, work out more, eat less sugar, spend fewer...

Hey Kids, How ‘Bout These for Resolutions?!

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My kids are getting ready to compose their glittery goals commonly known as New Year's resolutions. I think it's commendable they want to learn...