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When You Don’t Know What You’re Doing 

We recently got a voicemail message from the cutest family. They were giggling hysterically and called our podcast voicemail number to ask us a question about our game, Family Faceoff. Their question was, “What was the first thing going through…

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Being A Better Human 

I realize the irony in what I’m about to type: Social media can be a really scary place. Chances are you’re reading this because you’ve found it on social media, so I’m aware how this all sounds. I have days,…

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Can You Decide To Be Happy? 

I often call Penn my ‘golden retriever.’ Even on his worst days, he will find something to laugh about and find bits of joy in the madness of our day to day life. Me? Well, that’s entirely different. As I…

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The Silver Linings of Perimenopause

Lately I’ve been feeling a little bit like I’m going crazy. My anxiety has been elevated and I’ve been on edge about everything. Maybe that’s why when I saw Dr. Kourtney speaking on TikTok, her words about hormones struck me.…

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Make Perfect Holiday Cookies

I won’t pretend I’m not a crafty person. In fact, whatever the opposite of “crafty” is, that’s me. Still every year I have grand visions of creating perfectly decorated cookies with my kids. In this vision, we’re gathered around the…

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Reframing Our Thoughts To Gratitude 

With Thanksgiving around the corner, I have been thinking about thankfulness and gratitude. It seems like there’s a social trend of “if you can just be positive enough then everything is fine.” I don’t really buy into that concept, but…

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Our Political Therapy Session 

I will admit, I seriously debated even having this conversation. The political scene of the past few years makes me very stressed and anxious. But as I’ve learned in my mental health journey in the past, sometimes sitting in the…

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How Gen X Are You? (Take Our Quiz) 

Now that my daughter is in Driver’s Ed, she likes to remind me when I’m not completely following the rules of the road. So much so that the other day I reminded her how long I’ve been driving. You guys,…

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Opening My Heart

Someone recently asked me as an Enneagram Type 1 personality, how I react to constructive criticism. First of all, if it’s any foreshadowing, I was very defensive the first time someone told me that I was an Enneagram Type 1.…

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Craving A Big Project

This week on the podcast, Penn and I talked about the rare occurrence we had recently of both kids being gone for the night at a friend’s house. It felt suspicious to have a bare calendar and no children to…

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