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There is No Undo Button in Life

There is an old Jewish tale to teach children about gossip. It goes something like this: The rabbi called a little boy to his office who was often gossiping around town. The child claimed his words did not matter because he could simply apologize and take them back whenever he needed. The rabbi, determined to […]

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Parenting
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When Your Children are Better at Sorry than You

It was one of those nights. One of those nights when everyone is exhausted, at the end of their proverbial ropes. My husband was working and I was trying to scrounge up some dinner. And naturally, when all I could use in the world was a few minutes of peace and quiet, my kids started […]

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Parenting
Parenting Mission
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Changing How We Think of Success

By now, we’ve all heard about the big college application fraud scandal and read plenty of commentary on it. I can’t get it out of my head. Here’s the thing – I cannot wrap my head around how any parent could waste that much energy caring which school their children go to. And yes, these […]

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I'm at War with My House | Making Peace With Constant Mess
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Parenting

I’m at War With My House

There’s a war that’s been happening in my house. It’s been going on for years now – since about the time my daughter turned one. You might think of it more like a cold war than a violent one. Each side has been building up arms, testing out bombs in remote areas, but not a […]

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Looking for Inspiration? | A List of Books to Inspire You
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Perspective

Looking for Inspiration?

I started Ordinary Days, Meaningful Life to share my journey toward finding perspective, seeking inspiration, and learning to let go. Scary as it is to share this stuff so openly, I decided to start it in the hopes that if I share the meaning I’m discovering in my life, you too will discover new meaning in your […]

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Better to be Unsettled | Discovering Your Many Gifts and Going for Them
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Life

Better to be Unsettled

This blog existed for almost two months before anyone knew about it. The first post I shared with anyone was the 18th post on the site. Actually, I hadn’t even intended on sharing the blog at that point, but the piece was so important and felt so big, I knew I had to share it. […]

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If You Couldn't Hide Your Pain | Seeing Brokenness Might Heal Us All
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If You Couldn’t Hide Your Pain

Years ago, I read The Illumination, a collection of short stories based on the premise of a world in which suddenly everyone’s pain becomes visible light, illuminating from the source of the pain. The light would increase with the pain – the greater the pain the brighter and more beautiful the light. All types of […]

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What Would I Say To My Daughter? | Get Unstuck and Make a Decision
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Parenting
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What Would I Say to My Daughter?

In the fight or flight moments of life, my natural response is almost always flight. Well, not so much flight as crawl into bed and turn on Netflix. At times, when dilemmas in my life invoke fear, I have felt completely paralyzed. Flight. The paralysis encroached about a year ago when I was considering calling […]

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Is a Thanksgiving Resolution a Thing? | Gratitude and Happiness
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Is a Thanksgiving Resolution a Thing?

I downloaded a gratitude journal app recently. I was going to try this “practice” people talk about. Perhaps I would find more positivity in the world. Maybe I would “re-wire” my brain as these apps claim to do. Hmm… After downloading the app, I also happened to read The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky. […]

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Marriage
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Important Life Lessons from the Birthday-Obsessed

It’s Jamie’s birthday! My sweet husband loves his birthday. He loves it so much, in fact, that every time he looks at the clock and sees that it is 11:14 (am or pm), he announces, “Hey look! It’s my birthday!” When I met him, I thought this was one of his adorable quirks. But over […]

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