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5 Things That Make Your Job Suck A Little Less

4 days ago   |   By Scary Mommy

Even under the best of circumstances, working for a living can suck. They say if you're doing what you love you will never work a day in your life. And I get that, but let's be real-even if you're doing what you love, you still have to do it every day until retirement.
I don't know about you, but I can think of a lot things I love that aren't a job. Things we love don't typically come with an inflexible 9-5 schedule, or cause us to worry about taking a day off when we get sick-just sayin'.
I go to work to pay the bills, because I'm an adult, and that's a thing adults have to do, but I...
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How Doing This One Simple Thing Each Day Changed My Life

How Doing This One Simple Thing Each Day Changed My Life

4 days ago   |   By Scary Mommy

One day, I was watching my sons paint. We like to paint, and we're serious about it. I let them use acrylics , and paint on canvas or cardboard so they get vivid colors. I throw down towels; I have special take-out containers I use as palettes and old sippie cups we use to clean brushes. They take off their shirts. But still, a mess ensues.
My youngest looked up at me over his scrawl of a dinosaur, blue paint smeared on his nose, a grin spread ear to ear. And I thought: I want to keep this forever. I want to remember him just like this, freeze this perfect childhood moment in amber.
Then I...
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