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Here is a list of our top 10 most-viewed posts of 2023! Make sure to read the ones you may have missed, reread the posts you were able to connect with, and share the ones you love!
“Trends will always come and go, and they are not something that needs to be followed. If you like something that isn’t considered “trendy,” I want to start by saying that’s ok! When it comes to our home, we choose to decorate it how we want. Our home is a reflection of us and our taste. I am not one to always follow an up-and-coming trend, but as a real estate agent, I enjoy the ever-changing trends within the market.”
“The start of a new year, or the end of the holidays, may bring sadness, dread, and apprehension for many. What feelings get brought up for you as you tuck away the holiday cards you’ve received and box up the ornaments?”
“Undoubtedly, by default, the youngest child gets more attention and affection than their siblings. I can’t explain why this happens, but it does.”
“There is an ease and comfort in exes. That is why, on occasion, I have gone back to an ex. When the prospect of putting myself out there to meet someone new was too much to handle, but I wanted a plus-one, an ex seemed like the perfect solution.”
“As a mother to three children, my eldest being eight, I needed to read and listen to the two sides of the sleepover saga. As with any hot topic, I had to take each article, podcast, and newscast with a grain of salt. Naturally, I understand that we no longer live in a world where kids (like I did) spend hours alone together, creating, pretending, being silly, and sometimes getting into trouble.”
“Over the last few years, words like diets, superfoods, toxic foods, clean eating, and detox have been overused, and as a result of all the craziness, parents seem to be shamed or feel guilty about their food choices for their families.”
“I’m not asking for sympathy or empathy here. By no means do I believe our situation is the most trying. It’s just a newer part of our relationship to continue tackling. We’ll have to continue to make it work. Travel isn’t going to tear us apart, but there is no shame in admitting that it’s not all sunshine and lollipops. (And obviously, it’s much better than the alternative of no job.) It’s just a little taller of an order than initially anticipated.”
“One of the best ways to prep for a shopping session is to know what trends are out there. Even if you don’t consider yourself trendy, knowing the trends will allow you to better navigate what you see, know if it’s for you in advance, and not be overwhelmed when you open that web browser next time. To simplify for all of you busy mama’s out there, I will break down this season’s most wearable trends. Some may surprise you!”
“Being a working mom makes for one complicated motherhood experience with a constant need to multi-task, compartmentalize, and live with a feeling of being pulled in two opposite directions. It involves pouring my heart into making the most of my time and energy at all times. And always keeping a mental self-imposed tally of work versus home.”
“I haven’t attempted suicide since, but the thoughts haunt me most of the time. I’m scared of them. They are persistent, urging, and sometimes overwhelming. I’m working on facing them. Is it my fate? I want to live a normal life free of fear.”