things I’ve learned

The Cure for the Tragedy of Entitlement

by SomeGirl on June 29, 2011 · 9 comments

“Entitlement…. is a lie that exists for only one purpose – to steal our happiness, our respect, our appreciation, and our joy.” “As entitlement evolves in our culture, it threatens to extinguish genuine happiness and success, but we can do something to stop it.” “We have loosened our morals but restricted our kindness.” “So many […]

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Our Greatest Role As Moms (Tea Time)

by SomeGirl on March 7, 2011 · 12 comments

The tea I’m sipping this week is more for health than for peace-filled relaxation. It’s an “apple blossom” like mixture of a cup of warm water, a teaspoon of honey and two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, at the recommendation of a good friend to clear up some kind of upper respiratory junk (and it’s […]

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Ahhh… My sweet friends, I can’t tell you how much I’ve needed this time to sit down, unwind, light a candle, sip on a warm cup of “calm” tea and chat with you! It’s been a long weekend and I’ve let my focus slip from my new found purpose in parenting, back to my old […]

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My REAL Friends

by SomeGirl on February 19, 2011 · 18 comments

Linking up with The Gypsy Mama’s 5 Minute Friday. Written with lots of love and enthusiasm after meeting some of my friends from this blog and twitter at the Mom Heart Conference, and after many discussions about how our on-line friends seemed so imaginary until we finally meet some. :) This may seem strange, but… […]

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I went into my laundry room yesterday to tackle the never ending, always growing, pile of laundry. It’s been big before, but not this big (must have been our five days away and three days of recovering). As I looked at the pile and breathed a deep sigh, my thoughts swirled around how much laundry […]

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Cookie School

by SomeGirl on January 12, 2011 · 30 comments

After meeting with a speech and language pathologist last Friday and discovering that my extremely bright, oldest son has some language and memory issues that have been exasperated by the great FRUSTRATION involved in learning to read, I set about to make a change in the way we do things around here. After a lot […]

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