But what if I’m not strong enough…

what if im not strong enough

When I’m faced with new challenges, I like to take a step back before I embrace them. Sometimes, it’s just to get a running start. More often, I’m dealing with some version of the question “but what if I’m not strong enough?”

I worry that I’ll fail.

Spectacularly.

Lately, I’ve realized that how “what if I’m not strong enough” gets answered has a big impact on what happens next. [Read more…]

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Pages from My Yelling Journal – The Volume Knob

Pages from My Yelling Journal – The Volume Knob. It turns out that the volume knob isn't just for televisions.

Since we’re on this journey from anger to peace together, I thought it was only fair to share some of what I’ve written in my yelling journal.  This is all about the volume knob on the television.  It turns out that volume knobs aren’t just for tv.

(Yes, I know, televisions don’t have knobs any longer.  They have buttons.  But you know what I mean.)

This is pretty much a word for word transcription of my  journal entry.  You even get a peek at my really bad handwriting. [Read more…]

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Lessons Learned from 31 days

31 days lessons learned

So… last year I joined hundreds of other bloggers in the Nester’s 31 days challenge.  It ran the entire month of October, and for 31 days straight I wrote about Finding Joy in Motherhood.

I loved it.

I hated it.

I almost quit partway through. [Read more…]

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Hamburger shapes matter

hamburger shapes matter

There is a reason that hamburgers have their shape.  Hamburger shapes matter.  A lot.

I don’t know what all was going through the mind of the person who invented hamburgers, but I’m pretty sure there were a few trial and error attempts along the way.  There’s no other reason why they ended up in an easily cooked form that fits perfectly between two slabs of bread.. all without resembling anything unfortunate.

Yesterday, I decided to mess with that burger shape.  I paid a price.

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