Author Archive | Myndee

Dear Mamas, Chase Your Dreams

I’ve been blogging for over 10 years, but my hands are trembling and shaking as I type these words. I have a story to tell and passions to pursue, but so do you, and my passions and dreams aren’t any more noteworthy than yours. It just so happens, my passion is to encourage people. That’s […]

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Choosing Compassion Over Judgement

Oh man. You did it this time. You fumbled. You did something that you know the other parents would surely judge you for. Maybe your child ate a tube of toothpaste. Maybe you meant to change their diaper but it slipped your mind, then later you find poop dried to their reddening bottom. Maybe you […]

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unsolicited advice

Unsolicited Advice for New Moms

When I was pregnant, I was subject to tons of unsolicited advice from well-meaning friends, family and even strangers. Usually, I had no intention of following the advice, as I knew I would find my footing as a mother. I knew, above all else, I was the one who had to live with my kids […]

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saints 2019 playoffs

There’s Always Next Year

The silence in the room was deafening. The defeat was palpable. The goodbyes were swift and unenthusiastic. No post victory celebrations were to be had. I wanted to say something to everyone as we made the slow march toward the car, our heads down, avoiding eye contact, just like everyone else. I don’t think anyone […]

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you got this

Hang in There, Mama; You Got This

To the pregnant mom, Everything is uncomfortable. Your husband or employer or both are on your last nerve. If you have a child or children already, you are extra done. You’re peeing every five seconds, crying at the drop of a hat, and your house is never clean enough. As the baby grows and stretches […]

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be fearless

I Can’t Be Fearless

Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire. –Author Unknown When I first read the above quote, it really resonated with me. I am finally starting to go after the things I want out of life. And I want to be fearless as I chase my dreams. The longer I stared […]

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digital konmari

KonMari Your Digital Life

I have not yet read the book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, but I have read just about every blog post written on the subject. I struggle with the concept of “if it doesn’t bring you joy, get rid of it” in my day to day. If I were to follow this method […]

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Highlight Reel Talk

My highlight reel is real. It’s just … highlights. I don’t sportsball, so correct me if I’m wrong, but when the ESPN announcer features the highlights of a sporting event, she or he shows the important parts. Some good. Some bad. All significant to the outcome of the game. Social media is a highlight reel. […]

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parenting: does it get better

It Got Better :: Life in the Sweet Spot

Does it really get better? I used to wonder if things would ever get better while I was knee deep in all that comes with raising three kids, three and under. The tl;dr version: yes it does. As my kids, now nine, seven and six, scamper off to play overpriced video games, I look around […]

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