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Jumping The Shark

 

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Hey Mamas,

I’ve got a new piece up on the Today Parenting Team Community page about my parenting resolution for 2016. Not surprisingly, it includes a story about poop, because I’m a mom and, well, poop happens.

Here’s the link:

http://community.today.com/post/jumping-the-shark-in-2016

Thanks in advance for reading and voting it up!

What’s your parenting resolution for 2016? Tell all about here or on my Runaway Mama Facebook page.

Talk soon,

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It started with a whisper.

Earlier this year, I very quietly made a New Year’s Resolution.  The reason I did it quietly is because last year I made the mistake of doing it rather loudly.  I told you all that I was going to write a book, and even though I wrote my ass off all year long, I didn’t write The Book.  (I didn’t lose 10 pounds or run a marathon either.)

The truth is that I do want to write a book, but the daily practice of writing is a constant reminder that getting to the finish line is a journey with a lot of pit stops along the way.  (Someone always has to pee in my family.)

So, on this New Year’s Eve, I smartened up.  I whispered two words very, very quietly to myself.  I said them so softly and so faintly that if I wanted or needed to, I could deny ever hearing them.  Just in case.

I whispered: Get published.

Shh.

I whispered it once, and then I got to work, and I’m so excited to tell you scream from the rooftop:

I’M GOING TO BE PUBLISHED!

HOLY CRAP!

I DID IT!

I REALLY, REALLY DID IT!

AN ESSAY I WROTE

WILL. BE. PUBLISHED!!

If motherhood has taught me anything, it’s that a calm, purposeful whisper is way more effective than yelling.  (Seriously.  Kids are terrified of the whisper.)

Please stay tuned for more details and links and gratitude and some very loud “Holy craps!” in the near future, and thank you for all of your support!

To be continued… (!!!!!HOLY CRAP!!!!!)

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