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Adventures in Balcony Diving

No, that was not just a catchy title I came up with.  There is a really story to go with this title.  My daughter Angie is one of those kids that you can’t take your eyes off of.  This past weekend my husband went away for the weekend to go snowmobiling with some friends and then watch the Super Bowl.  Well needless to say, when he goes away the house turns into a zoo.  I mean literally the second he walks out the door my kids think it is party time.  I am a little too much of a softie. I went downstairs to the basement to put wood in our wood furnace.  Meanwhile, my daughter is upstairs by herself.  Keep in mind this was maybe five minutes of time.  When I get upstairs I noticed she had drug her…
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Why don’t you just quit mommy?

The other day after hearing me complain about struggling to keep up with my school work and everything else and how tired I was, my daughter asked me why don’t I just quit? I was sitting there asking myself the same thing as I tried to answer her.
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If at first you don’t succeed… try drinking more coffee

The reason I titled my post if at first you don’t succeed is because I have tried many things and failed the first time, the second time, the third time, and then finally got it right by the fourth or fifth time. So many times I see moms give up on something they want to do because they failed at it the first time or felt like they failed at it. Instead of persisting and saying I can do it, they say “whelp I tried that and it didn’t work for me.”
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