Tag Archives: Toni Kelly

No Pain, No Gain… Not Really?

No pain, no gain. As a kid I heard the saying all the time. And interestingly, it was used as a blanket statement, as if it applies to everything in life. As an adult, I realize that is not the … Continue reading

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Security Blankets

It’s summer and my boys’ vacation time is in full swing. This being the first summer where we are supposedly easing out of Covid, I can tell the kids are wanting to just get out and play.They are having friends … Continue reading

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Busy for What?

My life right now feels crazy. I feel like I am always writing about how busy I am, how crazy things are, how little time I have and all the ways that we need to learn to slow down in … Continue reading

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Unhealthy Competition

Competition is part of life. It can be fun, it can motivate us to try harder and strive for more, and it can lead to innovation and more challenging goals. It can also be destructive if it gets the better … Continue reading

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Just Another Day

Change is not always a bad thing. Today is my first day back in the office and even today is just a tryout for the real deal. Despite this, I can’t help but feel super nervous about going into an … Continue reading

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Open to Happiness

If you were to ask me who the happiest being I know is, I would answer that it is my dog. And why not? He spends the day sleeping, eating, playing, pooping and being loved by the entire family. He … Continue reading

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Making it Through

I’ve spent the last few days researching moles, voles, chipmunks, squirrels and the like. If you couldn’t tell I’m clearly having some sort of pest issue and fortunately it isn’t in our home but they are in our garden, which … Continue reading

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Life’s Languages

My kids seem to be learning another language. It isn’t really another language although sometimes it seems that way when they come home with all sorts of abbreviations or substitute words for what they want to say.Then falls upon me … Continue reading

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Free Your Mind

I consider myself a very blessed person. I’ve a good job, a wonderful family and my health—at least so far. That doesn’t always mean life is a breeze. The job can be demanding, children are a lot if work but … Continue reading

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The Super Power of Reading

I’ve always been a reader, always a learner. I love it because there always seems more to learn and do—it makes life more interesting in my opinion. These days, it seems like we have to constantly read just to keep … Continue reading

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