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Barbara Shares a “Stress Paralyzed” MOMent

You’ve been there, right? You look around at all that needs to be done, you look around at the little faces that depend on you, and you think, There’s no…

3 Life Lessons I Learned From Teachers

As the school year comes to a close, I wonder if my children have learned anything of lasting value in the last nine months. Sometimes I lament the proportion of…

Feeling Overwhelmed? Consider This…

Recently we moved from the house where we’d lived for nearly 35 years. You can imagine the stuff that five kids and two parents had collected during this time. It was…

What To Do When Overwhelmed

Today I am overwhelmed. My unplugged laptop had been set aside to fix another cup of coffee, water some plants, start and fold some laundry, and when I came back…

The Early Years

We were sitting in a restaurant, enjoying some family time, when a couple with two small children made their way to a booth in the corner. She wore baggy jeans…

“Stop Judging Me!” 5 Ways to Overcome When Others Judge Your Child with Special Needs

When out with Rachel, my daughter with autism, I’ve been stared at and judged more times than I can count. She has stripped naked in public, held screaming tantrums, had huge tangles…

You’ve Got the Wrong Mom

“You’ve got the wrong Buzz! You’ve got the wrong Buzz! YOU’VE – GOT – THE – WRONG – BUZZ!” I picture Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story 2, stuck in a…

Kids, I Quit! Mom

I am so weary, so tired, frustrated, overwhelmed, stressed out, put out, worn out – I can’t take this anymore! How many times a week have I uttered those thoughts?…

Lessons from a Hair-on-Fire, Cranky-Boss, Cranky-Mom Day

Written Last Night… Today was a stressful day.  Already late in starting on an important deadline, trying to make up for four wonderful days off with my kids – which…

10 Ways to Avoid Mama Burnout (Part 2)

When our 5 kids were little I ran away. Well not exactly, but I do remember standing by the front door at the end of a horrible, rainy day of…

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