My earliest childhood memory is the day we found out we would be getting my little sisters – TWINS!
My being adopted has never been a secret. There was never a big reveal or life-shattering moment where I found out. It has always been a part of who I am and the dynamics of our family.
I do not recall asking for a little brother or sister, but my parents swear that I was first one to bring up adding to our cozy trio.
While a short word, it’s the hardest for some people to learn to say. “No” is a very powerful word and it can be a difficult thing to tell people, especially if you’re worried about burning bridges. Many of us fall into the category of people pleasers. The truth is, saying no rarely will burn bridges if you know how to do it.
Evaluate the Circumstances
Listen carefully to the other person before blurting out “no”.
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Chili’s Restaurant Food At Home? Well, why not! My children and I picked up a few boxes of their Bacon Mac ‘N Cheese during our last grocery trip. It’s not often I can get them all to agree to one thing quickly – but this was a simple choice for them.
It’s no secret that my husband is the main cook in our household. He has a passion for being in the kitchen that I just haven’t been able to tap into yet. With that being said, he was very excited to see our new set of cutting boards delivered. We’ve had the same cutting board since our newlywed days and just kept putting off replacing it.
Part of Mr.
My husband and I recently celebrated our 8th Anniversary. I was talking to a co-worker and realized I am at the stage where newlywed wives are looking to me for advice and support. I’m no longer a “newbie”!
I decided to share 8 lessons I’ve learned from each year of our marriage. I will be the first to admit – we are not that “happily ever after” fairy tale story. We have had our moments but we’re committed to each other and our family.
Oh the long lazy days of Summer! Today was the first day of school for us and a stark reminder that summer will soon be wrapping up for good. One of the benefits of living in South Carolina is that we’ll have great outdoors weather for a few more months – one of the down sides is that we’ll have not-so-fun flying critters for awhile, too. Flies and mosquitoes are ruthless around these parts and can truly put a damper on an afternoon in the backyard.
Increasing productivity or even being productive takes planning and time. We often want to find an extra hour or two a day to do certain tasks, but if you put into effect systems and get organized in your daily life you can get a lot more done each day. Parents can easily fit in more fun time with their kids when they organize their day and their home and learn to say “no” more often.