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Mental Health

My Name Is Paulette And I’m A Chronic People Pleaser

Hi. My name is Paulette Parker and I’m a people pleaser. If someone asks me to do something – friends, family, colleagues, bosses – I am almost incapable of saying “no.” Low on cash? If I have it, it’s yours. Wanna hang out? Let’s go! – Even though I’m exhausted and broke. Need me to pick up that shift? Why…

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blog, Lifestyle

A Year in Blogging: What I learned and what’s ahead

What an insane year it’s been. And with the craziness of the upcoming holidays over the next couple of weeks, this will most likely be my last blog post of 2017. Wow, that’s bittersweet. I started this blog in February of this year. At the time I was just looking for an outlet for my feelings. I was newly diagnosed…

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Mental Health

Why I’m perfectly fine with being imperfect

I’ve been missing from my blog for a while. It’s not that I haven’t had anything to say. It’s just that I haven’t had the time or energy to write it. Between life and family and work and school, my schedule has been eating me alive. I’m over-extended and overwhelmed. And one of the biggest mistakes I’ve been making is…

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Parenting

Help! I’m Sending My Youngest Off To Kindergarten.

I can’t believe it’s already August – the Sunday of summer. Pretty soon summer vacation will be over. It’s time to get back to a routine. Time to buy backpacks and supplies and uniforms. The end of summer is always bittersweet. My soon-to-be 4th grader loves school and is always excited to go back. But I must admit, I love…

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Lifestyle, Mental Health

I’m almost 30. Why don’t I have it all figured out?

Every year around this time, my social media feeds fill up with photos of kids headed to prom or graduation. I see the smiling faces of proud parents and young adults living in what are essentially their last moments of childhood. And every year I nostalgically think back to my own senior year of high school. Those kids remind me…

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