Tagged: Staying Home

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A Creative Gives Herself Permission

[For all creatives who need to do the same] It was the beginning of July when I started thinking it might be a good idea to just take the summer off from the podcast. I mentioned it to a few...

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Summertime Parenting: Offering Choices

It’s Thursday. I’ve been writing notes for a podcast all week. Still not recorded. Summertime means kids all day long, running the dishwasher three times a day, delivering them to their various functions, and breaking up fights or learning how...

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Unconventional Decision Making

I think I’m going to buy a car. I’m sure thousands of cars are sold everyday so this isn’t mind-blowing. But I’ve driven a van for the last nine years and I have three children. Among families like ours a...

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Confession: I Want to Be an Expert

Especially if you spend much time writing and/or promoting online, you run-into plenty of advice about building yourself up to be an expert in your field. Authors suggest one can become an expert – a leader – in almost any...

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Need Some Endurance? Me Too.

Sometimes we NEED to change our circumstances instead of complaining about it all the time.  And sometimes we need to stick with the plan and quit the redundant doubting.  This week for the 12,000th time I had to remind myself...

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019: The Overwhelming Job of Parenting

  First of all, there are some glitches in the technology in today’s show here and there. I know about them and apologize. I think I was talking too fast for my computer. 😉   Been thinking about parenting and...

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014: Don’t Be A Loser, Part II

Awhile back I listed out some things I can do when I am feeling like a loser and just can’t get it together. (I’ve decided I need to post these in my office. Or on my forehead.) But meanwhile, I...

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010: Decision Making Is Hard

How do you make decisions? Recent conversations have revealed the usefulness of having litmus tests and standards for filtering decisions and priority-making.  It reminded me of an illustration Kendra Smiley shares in her books High-Wire Mom and Do Yourself a...

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002: Knowing God’s Will for Your Life – Vocation

It seems like the first 30 years of my life, I spent a lot of time asking what God’s plan was for us, discussing it with friends, or analyzing what He might be trying to tell me.  When I discovered...

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Why Moms Struggle to Prioritize and A Flowchart w/ All the Answers

Staying home with kids and managing a family is such a unique job. It requires 10,000 skills (half of which you don’t know you possess), does not include a salary, and can be strangely rewarding despite the fact to-do lists...

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