pulling the plug

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Shock the monkey, I can’t change what’s coming

Editor’s note: This post is part of our Pulling the Plug series! My focus this Lenten season has been to let go of my worries. Yep, I’m giving up the anxiety, saying adios to the plaguing doubt. And it is actually going pretty well. But the cold, hard truth of the matter is that sometimes, it is just really difficult to accept that you cannot change what is coming. When Little Son was about a year old, I started to...

Setting screen limits – for myself!

Editor’s note: This post is part of our Pulling the Plug series! We monitor our son’s screen time carefully because my husband and I are big believers that too much time in front of a TV, or on the laptop or tablet, is like fast food for the brain. It dulls creativity. It promotes zombie-like inactivity. For him, at least. Me?  Ummmm. While I try to tune out on the weekends if work isn’t demanding my attention, I am consistently...

Cuz breaking up is hard to do … .

Editor’s note: This post is part of our Pulling the Plug series! I do not “like” water. It’s not very fun. But Diet Coke – yum!  Diet Dr. Pepper – come to mama!  I even like Diet Mountain Dew, which now that I look back on it, is pretty foul.  But I used to happily Do the Dew!  I drank diet soda like it was water.  And sometimes it was all I drank. For the whole day.  Terribly healthy, I know....