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Note from Nicole ~ Take a Breath

By Nicole Donnelly

Have you ever had those days, weeks, months... heck, years... where you are so consumed with everything you need to do that you feel like you can't function? Laundry is piled up, the fridge and cupboards are empty, and your family's calendar is jam-packed with appointments, practices, games, meetings, and school is back in session. Maybe work is demanding or your kids are struggling in math, adding to your stress.

Take a breath, mama, and a step back. These times when you have so much to do that you couldn't possibly fit anything else in if you tried? This is when you pull on your big girl undies, cancel the things that you are able to, and make time for YOU. Your cup needs to be refilled. Lunch with a friend, a morning pedicure, a dinner date with your spouse. A long walk, a bike ride, or a run through our beautiful town.

Whatever it is, make that time for you. Because once you fill your cup back up, you'll take on that laundry pile like it's nobody's business while ordering grocery delivery and admiring your new pedicure. It sounds backward, but it works. Trust me.




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