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Trying to be Perfect at Everything

I use to be a perfectionist. I would drive myself crazy worrying about every little detail and trying to make everything just right. Not only did I drive myself crazy but I drove everyone around me crazy too. My kids had to have the perfect outfit, birthday and presents. Every time my husband did something to help me out it wasn’t good enough because he did it wrong. I would spend entire weekends cleaning my house so it looked amazing (which is next to impossible with 3 kids). I was getting burnt out trying to make my life look perfect.

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Christmas tradition

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Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love how peaceful it is (if you stay away from stores). I love the excitement that my kids have all month waiting for Santa to come. I love the decorations and putting up the tree. I also love the traditions that come with the holidays. Continue reading “Christmas tradition”

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Does having the “perfect” life make you happy?

 

does having the perfect life make you happy

I have a vision in my head of what my “perfect” life looks like. I have a beautiful house, new car, well behaved kids (all the time), nice clothes and I never have to worry about money. But who really has that? No one and even if they did, it doesn’t mean that they are happy. You have to learn to be happy where you are now. If you aren’t then what makes you think that buying things is going to change that.

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My Imperfect Thanksgiving

Imperfect Thanksgiving

 

I use to hate holidays. My need to be perfect would usually ruin holidays. My kids would be grumpy and I would be stressed just trying to make it perfect. This year is going to be different. I’m not going to aim for perfection. I’m going to have an imperfect Thanksgiving.

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How I’m working on not having the “perfect” birthday party for my kids

Not worrying about the perfect birthday party
My oldest is turning 16 this week. It’s hard to believe. I came into her life when she was 10 months old. Technically she is my step-daughter but I have been raising her since she came into my life so she is my daughter in every sense of the word. It’s hard to believe that the time has gone this fast.

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