Monthly Archive: February 2010

Feb 28

Dealing with Stressful Situations: The Four A’s

So, as you know, I’m on a mission to better deal with my stresses in life. I came across this great article from It shares the 4 A’s of dealing with stress: * Avoid the stressor. * Alter the stressor. * Adapt to the stressor. * Accept the stressor. #1: Avoid unnecessary stressHOW? * …

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Feb 27

Blogger Award!!

I was just given this amazing blogger award from Who Doesn’t Love Coupons! Her blog is a really wonderful one, you should definitely check it out. WOW…I’m touched. I’m flattered. I’m giddy. I would like to thank all who made this possible! (Would you ever guess this is my first award? hee hee) Seriously though, …

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Feb 27

Jar o’ Change update

(photo credit) All righty, so I added up our change jar yesterday and the total now is: (drumroll, because that’s the only thing that’s going to impress you…) $43.87!!! Hey, I’ll take it. 4 months ago it was ZERO. I think I can afford a little spending with that, right? If it were grocery money, …

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Feb 25

Autism Speaks, 5 Years of Hope

Bob and Suzanne Wright spoke to Matt Lauer soon after founding their site, Autism Speaks, about why they thought it was so important to create a community of hope for those whose lives are touched by autism. Check out the video here

Feb 25

Thursday’s Thought

The Garden of Life Work on your garden early, while the dew is still on the roses … For the garden of your daily life plant three rows of peas 1. Peace of mind2. Peace of heart3. Peace of soul For strength of character plant four rows of squash 1. Squash gossip2. Squash indifference3. Squash …

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Feb 24

It’s STRESS, people!

I am a sickling. Everyone knows this about me. I hate it. There’s always SOMETHING wrong with me! But today, I had an epiphany. There’s really only one thing wrong with me. STRESS!!! Take May-June 2008, for example. I had chest pains that were so bad I couldn’t lift my kids or push a vacuum. …

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Feb 21


Kids. Who else can be so fully entertained by a marker, a newspaper bag, and lotion? Goobers, my kids. They’re total goobers, and I LOVE EM!

Feb 20

My boy is counting!!

My boy is counting!!! Oh, it’s so cute. It’s thrilling, it’s exciting! For those who aren’t aware, my son is on the Autism Spectrum. He’s 3 years old and still doesn’t say “mama”. So this counting thing is awesome. Don’t you just love how he says “18″ for half the numbers, and then says “19″ …

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Feb 19

Frugal Fridays…Frugal Recipes

(photo credit) One of the best ways to stretch your food budget is to learn to LIKE frugal meals! Rice, for example. Rice is SO cheap, and you can incorporate it in so many different delicious ways! Beans are cheap. Potatoes are cheap. There are so many different great meal ideas that cost pennies. Below, …

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Feb 18

Thoughtful Thursday

If I Had my Child To Raise Over Again I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later. I’d finger paint more, and point the finger less. I would do less correcting and more connecting. I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes. I would care to know less and know to …

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