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Accept The Compliment

As a veterinary technician, I work in a field that is heavily dominated by women.  While there are a fair amount of fellas around and more are venturing our way every day, it is still mostly women.  I think this is really great.  Women have the amazing ability to be strong and fierce, while also somehow being loving and caring.  In the clinic that I work in, the owner is a male veterinary surgeon.  Our other surgeon on staff is a powerful and accomplished female, though she’d be damned if she’d let you recognize her for that.  The rest of the staff with the exception of 1 man are all female technicians or assistants.  Every single person that works in our clinic is great at what they do.  We are a cohesive unit, a well-oiled machine.  We get the job done and we do it well every single day.  Our patients feel the love and confidence in our abilities. We get compliments regularly from our peers and clients about our exceptional care and service. We are over here just doing the dang thing! Continue reading “Accept The Compliment”

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3 Things to Include In Your Morning Routine

If you’ve delved into any sort of personal development material, you probably already know that most of the influencers in this space stress the importance of your morning routine.  If you want to be successful in your day, your job, your parenting, and your life, shaping a morning routine that supports that is vital.  There are two main ways that people can start their day.  Reactively or proactively. Continue reading “3 Things to Include In Your Morning Routine”

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10 Winter Friendly Family Activities

I grew up in the Midwest.  We had all 4 seasons.  Summer is my favorite, if I’m being real.  However, there’s positive traits and special moments in every season.  I feel like the summer positives are obvious – sunshine, beach parties, flip flops.  Springtime brings a wonderful sense of renewal as if the earth has just woken up from hibernation.  Fall brings beautiful colors and those wonderful days where it’s cold enough for a hoodie but warm enough to skip the jacket.  Then, there’s winter.  Winter is most magical the first few times it snows.  The blanket of white covering everything and bedazzling the leafless trees is my favorite part of snow.  The only problem I have with winter is that it seems to last way too long.  It’s too cold to do a lot outside and, especially where we live, it gets windy sometimes and cold + wind is just the worst combination. Continue reading “10 Winter Friendly Family Activities”

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How To Be A Leader In Your Family

When your couple becomes a trio for the first time, things change quickly.  Routines change.  Your surroundings change.  Your schedules change.  Suddenly, one parent is thrust into a role that they didn’t realize came with that tiny, adorable human being. This role is deemed “family manager”.  Somebody has to keep all your ducklings in a row.  Someone needs to make sure each family member’s needs are met, appointments get scheduled, the household continues to run, and the baby stays alive.  In my home, I’ve assumed this role.  I think this role is often taken on by whomever is more instinctively inclined to take it on. Our brains are just better wired to worry about all of these things and see the bigger picture, while our partners are more inclined to focus on one thing at a time. Even if your partner is incredibly helpful, there’s still one of you that generally keeps the train moving.   Continue reading “How To Be A Leader In Your Family”

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10 Ways to Build Momentum In Your Life

We all have goals, don’t we?  Whether it’s to become the senior executive at our corporation or to build a following of our parenting blog, our goals can seem difficult to reach.  When we look at our lofty goals like this, we don’t know where to start or what the journey will look like.  We feel overwhelmed by our dreams and limited by our beliefs of our ability to achieve them.  Additionally, if we are surrounded with people content in their current situation without goals for improvement, it’s hard to find the motivation to keep working towards our own.  Continue reading “10 Ways to Build Momentum In Your Life”

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Dealing With Miscarriage

Warning: There is minor talk of blood and periods in this post.

I always thought miscarriage was a devastating thing.  I always felt so sad for anyone brave enough to confide in me that they’ve had a miscarriage.  I never knew what to do or say to them.  What do you say when someone has lost a child they never got to meet?  There aren’t words… Continue reading “Dealing With Miscarriage”

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5 Tips for Starting a New Habit

When you want to change the way your days go, a change in habits is generally what’s needed to accomplish real change.  Habits are helpful in that they relieve a lot of the decision fatigue that can happen when you’re trying to develop a new way of doing things.  When something is a habit, it basically gets done on autopilot.  It doesn’t take a lot of mental effort and is automatic.  Continue reading “5 Tips for Starting a New Habit”