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Way too much

Things I wish I'd known - Jenna - September 16, 2009

It is almost 1am AGAIN & I am up working, still trying to put 4 more hours in a day than there are. Still resenting all the projects I have going! I am at that major burn out point- you know the point when you just have somany things going on that you are working so hard you can’t even think straight! Yeah that point!

I don’t want to sound whiny but, really this may kill me! I am pretty sure that super mom was on drugs by now! There just isn’t any way I can keep up this pace & be ok. I am not sure what to do or how to handle it, but something has to give..but what?

Maybe this is just how it is in this stage of life? Maybe this is just what you do & I have to earn my brownie badge of insanity before I can live a peaceful life? Maybe ? What ever it is I am sure it cannot go on forever, but the only one who can change it is me.

I only wish I had the time to slow down long enough to figure it out.



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Me time is only a locked bathroom away!

Kids & Family, Mom Time - Jenna - March 31, 2009

Let’s face it this economy is tight no duh! And even in the best of times when we are running low on time or money the very first things to get cut out are usually the me time things. The spa trips, the mani’s and Pedi’s , hair colors, ect.

I am not so dense as to say that we should treat ourselves before we pay the bills but we do need to remember that we are valuable , and not only do these things keep us looking pretty, alot of the time they can be a makeover for our soul as well. So if you are like me and have found yourself coming on to spring with no spa trip in the budget for those winter toes, unmanicured hands, and not so natural roots showing then check out these fun homemade ideas that won’t break the bank and may just give you the pick me up you have been looking for. Continue Reading

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Boys Will Be Boys

Things I wish I'd known - Jenna - March 21, 2009

A wooden painted sign hangs on my fence in the back yard that reads “Boys will be boys” I of course have two boys that are all boy. however when I hung this sign I had no idea the true meaning of this statement.

Recently my eldest son decided that he had had enough with winter and he was heading outside to break out the summer toys. It was a sunny day and quite nice so I said ok buddy no problem I will help you get out the summer toys and you have at it. After all this would keep him busy and the baby was napping so I could squeeze in some work.

As my elated little boy broke into the sidewalk chalk and sand toys, bubbles, buckets, and water pals I ducked inside to catch up on the ever growing piles of life that awaited my attention.  I could hear my little guy playing and the baby monitor was quiet so I went about my business. Some time between phone calls and laundry loads I popped my head out the back door to check in on my summer loving little boy. Sitting there in the box with all the toys dumped out sat my half dressed bubble faced muddied up boy with a smile the size of Texas . He looked over at me with a “HI YA”  mom and a grin! “Want some summer I still have some in the box”

“Boys will be boys”

 In the moment, down and dirty, and loving every second of it. Never mind what time of day, or year.

We should all live like this don’t you think!

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Juggling is Tough – but I have a few tricks

Things I wish I'd known - Jenna - February 22, 2008

I started writing this blog so that I could spare other women the same mistakes I have made juggling all the things that matter most to me. I also wanted to see how other women were juggling their lives. Please let me know how you deal with life and how you have found ways to make it easier!

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