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Thoughtful gifts for someone who needs a break

We’ve all been there. Overwhelming responsibilities, looming work deadlines, and the uncertainty of the seemingly endless pandemic add stress to our daily lives. Whatever the reason, show the person you love that you understand their struggle with one of these thoughtful gifts for someone who needs a break. Time-saving gifts for someone who needs a …

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The Ultimate Fall Cleaning Guide (with Fall Deep Cleaning Checklist)

We’ve all heard about spring cleaning, but did you know that fall cleaning is also a thing?  If you think about it, it makes sense. If you only deep clean once a year, the things you don’t clean on a regular basis are likely to get pretty dirty and grimy. This makes your cleaning jobs …

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How to get motivated to clean when you’re overwhelmed by the mess

Is your house a disgusting mess? Have you been so busy juggling everything else – or just avoiding it – that you haven’t cleaned in ages? Are you having trouble figuring out how to get motivated to clean when you’re so overwhelmed by all the mess? I’ve been there. And I know how hopeless, exhausting …

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Why I HATE the Holidays: The ultimate guide to surviving Christmas

Am I the only one who hates Christmas? I hate the Holidays for a bunch of reasons, but the main reason is the blatant consumerism that drives the whole thing. The endless Holiday Season marketing extravaganza begins months before the actual holiday and ramps up everyone’s expectations. And those expectations are practically impossible to meet. …

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How to deal with disappointment when you’re sad about life in 2020

Today is my son’s 21st birthday. Instead of celebrating the wonderful day of his birth, I am feeling very sad about life during this pandemic. We had a big day of celebration planned, but it has all been cancelled. We were supposed to be seeing the Broadway show, Hamilton, tonight. We were supposed to be …

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