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How To Tell Your Family You Aren’t Doing Thanksgiving This Year

Let’s face it, holidays are stressful on good years, and this has not been a kind year to our family, much less the social climate in general. Times like these turn what’s supposed to be a celebration of family and friends and love… into one, huge MMA match with Grandma wielding a turkey leg like …

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Why I Might Never Fly Again (And It Isn’t What You Think!)

Last year you couldn’t click onto Facebook without seeing a story of a police officer going bananas on someone and it was scary as hell. Sometimes the officer was in the wrong, sometimes they were in the right, but ultimately it made a lot of wing nuts start to challenge the police because they wanted …

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How I Found My Zen And Other Ways To De-Stress

I stress out every day. I can’t really help it. It’s part of my job. I work as a newspaper reporter, which is one of the top 10 most stressful jobs a person can have. Every single day I stress about making deadlines, posting stories on Facebook, setting up interviews, taking photos and planning stories …

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9 Ways To Survive Christmas Without Driving Yourself (And Everyone Around You) Insane

I love giving gifts, but I hate shopping for them. I mean, HATE it. It isn’t that I’m indecisive. I know that when I see the right thing for somebody, I’ll know it. And by God, I’m going to keep looking until I find it. That’s why I cheat. I’m a Cheaty McCheaterson when it …

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Confession: Every Time Things Get Tough, I Move…

Furniture. Every time things get tough I move furniture. Am I alone in this? It’s sort of a joke in my family that we don’t particularly like change. And by “joke” I mean one of those things that’s funny until it’s not. My grandmother, for instance, has not moved a stick of furniture within my …

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The Stress Of Being A Christmas Procrastinator…

Now, it may not seem like a habit that requires professional help, but shopping in December can be just as overwhelming as last minute Thanksgiving day shopping. Every single store is jam-packed with annoying people like me and it is always a fight to get to the section you need to (especially if you’re a …

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Confession: I’m Less Stressed When I’m In School…

The end of the summer means Netflix binges have to come to a close and it’s time to enroll in classes for the fall. I feel excited and anxious at the same time; glad that structure will return to my days, even if it limited my free time. My mind constantly races, thoughts flying by …

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It’s Just A Day, So Why Do Birthdays Seem So Scary?

I am 39. Today. Yeah, yeah, happy birthday to me. I’m not writing this for the wishes, but because of how much I’ve been freaking out over this silly number. 39. My very last year as a 30-something. There was a show called Thirty Something, once upon a time. There’s never been a show called …

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Beware Of People-Pleasing; It’s Not What It Seems…

I love that people depend on me. I mean, it’s one of my favorite things in the world that I’m able to be there for people and help them with their daily, well, whatevers. But, sometimes it stretches me so thin I feel like a rubberband about to pop. It’s like everyone wants everything all at …

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How Having A Housekeeper Saved My Marriage…

First off, June Cleaver is a freakin’ liar. No one smiles that much after spending all day cleaning their house, taking care of kids, and somehow creating a dinner fit for magazine covers. No. In fact, if she were real and expected to do all that she’d probably be crying in a corner by 4:00 and …

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Overwhelmed!

Okay, so yesterday I was emotional… but today I am overwhelmed. Now that Hal is on the mend, I keep looking around the house, and there is just so much to be done! For starters, my cleaning lady quit. She got a job and isn’t able to clean our house anymore. At first I was …

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