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What We Learned This Summer – The Science of Being Busy

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Summer was good. Really good. I don't know if it's because we are leaving soon but this summer felt very special. Like we had done something right.  We had figured out the science of busy, but this summer spent time in a whole new classroom and this is what we learned. The importance of letting go of BUSY We have all been guilty of "being busy". That busy easily creates when we are just so fucking tired we have to cancel on dinner/lunch/coffee/drinks/get togethers/theatre dates/you name it. More often than not that busy stems from the work you are doing, not the fun you
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Finding the Edge of Comfortable

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When everything feels icky & squirmy & totally uncertain Mom Says: I was a bulging, sweating, 8 months pregnant hot mess in the middle of one of the hottest heat waves we have ever experienced. My husband will recount to you tales of woe and suffering as he endured the words "I'M UNCOMFORTABLE!!" more times than I care to remember. It has become a standing joke between us, one that is typically accompanied with boohoos and mockery to indicate said Uncomfortablist is being entirely unreasonable. On a happier pregnant day at the cottage The word comfort has been an enemy in so many ways throughout my
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12 Ways to Survive Disney With Special Needs

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For many parents the thought of a Disney Vacation brings visions of apocalyptic temper tantrums, crying, hungry and over-tired children. For parents of children with special needs top that with a tenfold of anticipated stress and anxiety that accompanies the thought of maintaining a manageable environment while “doing Disney”. Our main goal was to make this trip as easy and enjoyable as possible. Thinking through the many catalysts that could trigger a breakdown & the tools that we could use to manage them, here's how to take the cringe-worthy worry out, survive Disney with special needs, and keeping everyone smiling. 12 Ways to
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I slept with the President: My affair with Netflix

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or HOW TO EXPLAIN BINGE-WATCHING TO YOUR SPOUSE. Dear Husband, So I did it again. I fell deeply down the rabbit hole of another series on Netflix and disappeared for days, weeks in fact. OK, maybe I became a little crazed, wanting to discuss with you when I came to bed, watching on the iPad when doing laundry, on my phone during lessons for the kids and convincing you that I would watch "just one more episode" even though it was already 1 am. It couldn't be helped love, it was JUST. SO. GOOD. I weaved through storylines and seasons. I questioned character
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WHAT I LOST. WHAT I FOUND.

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THE VALUE OF FRIENDSHIP My husband has a saying. "You put the feelings in a jar...you push them way way down...& then you close the lid".... For me, this past year not only popped off the lid. It kind of shattered the whole jar. One of the hardest years of my life and probably one of the best in teaching me how to live. I felt a tremendous sense of loss this year. From losing a dear friend, business relationships, money, trust, beliefs, and faith: this year suitably kicked my ass on all fronts. But what I realize now is that every time
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The Perfect Family Present. Ross Petty’s Peter Pan #PettyPan20

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If you are in need of a gift for a family in your life or you yourself are looking for a guffaw, a giggle, or a moment of pure unadulterated delight..let me guide you to the perfect present. The BEST gift you could possibly give this year is laughter. Bring sheer joy & smiles to family on your list by giving them tickets to Ross Petty's Peter Pan in Wonderland at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto.   I can't say enough about how truly awesome it was. Go. Just Go. Click here. Buy tickets. NOW. You have to. Trust me. We had the pleasure of
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