• Life

    You never know…

    Always, always remember you never know what someone else is going through. How many times a day do people say hey, how are you and it’s just something to say? How would people react if we answered honestly? How many people do we talk to really care about us and our well being? Would we be considered a pessimist or labeled as being a depressed person if our season of sad went on too long? Would people want to be around that person? As I have gotten older and seen just how unkind others can be, it has made me work harder to be kind and fair to everyone I…

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    You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile! 😊

    I love the original Annie musical movie!  A smile can change the course of the day for yourself and someone else in an instant! I couldn’t agree more with this song that the one thing that makes an outfit complete is your smile. 🙂 I found a news article published by NBC News that states, “The fact is, as Dr. Isha Gupta a neurologist from IGEA Brain and Spine explains, a smile spurs a chemical reaction in the brain, releasing certain hormones including dopamine and serotonin. “Dopamine increases our feelings of happiness. Serotonin release is associated with reduced stress. Low levels of serotonin are associated with depression and aggression,” says Dr. Gupta.…

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    Time to make the donuts…..

    I just used to love this 80s commercial and for some reason whenever I am in my groundhog’s day moments, I find myself saying, “time to make the donuts” with about as much zest as he has.   Each day I wake up I know it’s “time to make the donuts”, aka clean up the kitchen from all the mess and dirty dishes from the night before as well as any toy explosions that may have occurred on account of me just being too tired to pick up OOOOOOOR, wait for it……, I wanted a moment to just sit and do NOTHING! 😊   So, I am the donut man in and…

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    Tantrums are a part of it!

    To the woman behind me in the train line at the mall over the weekend that had a young toddler in her arms throwing a tantrum, plus an older boy next to her …please never feel embarrassed by your child throwing a tantrum.  When I heard you say you were embarrassed and pointed out how well my two kids were behaving, my heart broke for you.  You were by yourself and I wanted to talk to you so badly and tell you how awesome a job you were doing!  Being a mom is messy and some days are so wildly hard and defeating.   It’s completely OK that your child was…