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My Procrastination and Perfectionism Problem – Update #5

There is not a candy, pie, cake, turnover or doughnut I want unless it has chocolate in it. I am openly hostile to desserts that are not chocolate. A sugar cookie? Why bother? Vanilla milkshake? Barf. A snickerdoodle? F— that. Continue reading

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My Procrastination and Perfectionism Problem – Update #4

I had some trouble with exhaustion this week. That’s okay though, because it means I’ve otherwise achieved a recognizable state of non-exhaustion, which is what I was hoping for with this experiment. Previously, I was frequently too tired to move, … Continue reading

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My Procrastination and Perfectionism Problem – Update #3

I’m not going to lie to you, week 3 has been problematic. I missed a couple of meditation sessions because I left it for the evening and then forgot. My solution for next week is to do those in the … Continue reading

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My Procrastination and Perfectionism Problem – Update #2

Week 2 felt very dichotomous. There’s several things on my list that feel like, “this is just what I do now,” and some that remain a struggle. Having a set bedtime frees up a prodigious amount of mental space. Answers … Continue reading

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My Daughter’s Six-Year Well-Child Check

On a most beautiful autumn afternoon, the kind that make me glad I live in the Northwest, I collected my daughter from school for her six-year well-child check. On the drive to the clinic, my second that day since I’d … Continue reading

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My Procrastination and Perfectionism Problem – Update #1

This is the first of several Sunday updates to my procrastination and perfectionism project. I’ve been at it for nearly a week, and mostly, I think things are going well. Some notes from the first (almost) week: Day 1 -Monday: I … Continue reading

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My Procrastination and Perfectionism Problem

I have a problem. Several, in fact. Some of these problems fall within the realm of time management, and I knew they would be helped when my child (finally) turned school age. But I also knew that some would continue … Continue reading

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REPOST – My Dad’s Columbus Day Storm Story

This blog originally appeared on October 14, 2012. It is a time-honored tradition for parents to bore their kids by telling them the same stories over and over and over again. I am personally looking quite forward to boring my … Continue reading

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My Six-Year-Old

When Sonja was about 15 months old, she was playing with some foam letters and numbers in the tub. I wanted to use them to spell out “class of…” and stick it to the wall. I had to do some … Continue reading

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My Daughter’s First Day of School

After 4 years of preschool (and 3 different preschools), Sonja finally started Kindergarten yesterday. The rest of the grades started on Tuesday, but the Kindergartners waited until Friday, in the meantime getting a chance to check out the school and … Continue reading

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