Jan 08

Why I’ve completely given up on New Year’s Resolutions

By Bridgette Petrino | mind

I want to be all “What, you can’t keep a resolution?! That’s soooo easy, watch me.” But, in reality, I usually come up with some kind of excuse as to why my original goal of completely cutting out carbs/decluttering my attic/never losing my patience was dumb in the first place. I mean, I need carbs […]

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Dec 02

How being discontent will make you happier

By Bridgette Petrino | self

Um, no, having high standards is actually a good thing There are times when it feels like high standards are looked down upon. It’s like it’s selfish or greedy or pretentious. And, I am so over hearing the message to “be content.” There is a big difference between contentment and gratitude. We can want and […]

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Nov 24

The best Self-Care Gifts for Moms that they will actually like – and use.

By Bridgette Petrino | self

Let me let you in on a little secret… Us moms, we don’t like – or want – clever kitchen appliances. Or, extra thick and fluffy bathrobes. Or, even those cute little sequins throw pillows. We want to feel special and pampered. We want something that we can actually use that makes us feel younger, […]

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Nov 18

11 Ways to Actually Get Shit Done

By Bridgette Petrino | mind

I recently bought a planner. Because I want to be plaaaaned. I am going to be so productive that my laundry won’t know what hit it. I am going to walk down the streets in my black, knee-high boots, long peacoat with oversized buttons on the front, wearing soft, leather gloves. My planner will be […]

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Nov 12

What to do when someone just doesn’t like you.

By Bridgette Petrino | self

OUCHHHH. Personally, I find it hard to accept when people don’t like me. I mean, c’mon, I am like totally great, never bitchy, and overall super-dooper awesome. Well, okay maybe that’s not entirely true. We are human. We all make mistakes and we all have personality flaws. So, of course, not EVERY person is going […]

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Nov 07

5 Alternative Self-Care Ideas for Moms

By Bridgette Petrino | self

Don’t get me wrong. I am all for the conventional self-care practices like bubble baths, long walks, and naps. In fact, I have an entire list of ideas for practical self-care ideas for moms. You can check that out here==> 51 Ways to Make Yourself a Priority But, I also want to talk about the […]

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Oct 30

When did we trade happiness for busyness?

By Bridgette Petrino | self

Did you see the weird video on Facebook of the green, hairy, stick figure with no arms or head dragging a giant boulder across a thread of DNA stating, “This is what happiness looks like.” I’d include a pic, but it’s not my pic, and I don’t want to get in trouble with the copyright […]

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Oct 27

How the world would be better if we got angrier

By Bridgette Petrino | self

Let’s get pissed off. Like, really pissed off. To the point that you finally say NO and set necessary boundaries, To the point that moves you to make a badly needed CHANGE, And, to the point that your passion becomes GREATER than you fear. Remember, anger is not negative when we use it to make […]

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Oct 23

5 Ways to Worry Less

By Bridgette Petrino | mind

I’ve had a lot of worries in my life. Most of which never happened. ~Mark Twain This quote has been on repeat in my head lately. Because I am a chronic worrier. I can get so wrapped up in the what if/maybe/worst-case-scenario-possible, that I have to remind myself that most – if not ALL – […]

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Oct 18

Why I stopped promoting my MLM business

By Bridgette Petrino | mompreneur

We all have those Facebook friends who non-stop post about their incredible, life-changing, jaw-dropping, absolutely-must-try Direct Sales product and opportunity. Actually, I was one of those friends. Yup. I admit it. I am a recovering spammer. A few years ago, I joined a Direct Sales/MLM/Network Marketing business. It was the first time I had ever […]

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