Mar 21

When the financial struggle is REAL.

By Bridgette Petrino | self

Yes, that’s right. Budget, asset, debt, and financial record are all words that cause me to immediately cringe and think of any possible way that I can change the subject. So, for about the first 10 years of our marriage, I left my husband “in charge” of bank accounts, paying bills, and managing the money. […]

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Feb 08

How to Manage Your Time Like a Boss

By Bridgette Petrino | mind

First, the obvious answer It’s about that time of year when many of us (ahem, myself!) realize that we have put too much on our plate. Our intentions are usually good, but when we are starting to feel that we are spread too thin it’s a good idea to do a time audit. We can […]

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Jan 29

9 Unexpected Lessons that Martial Arts has Taught Me

By Bridgette Petrino | self

I have felt like a warrior my entire life – in the metaphorical sense – so it seems only fitting for me to start training in Martial Arts. It’s something that I’ve always wanted to do, you know, become a badass, warrior, sword-fighting ninja like Uma Thurman. And, I’ve been at it for about six […]

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Jan 25

To the Mom who just needs a break

By Bridgette Petrino | self

Yesterday as I shuffled around my “too messy for company” house in my slippers, robe, and bifocals (yes, I have fucking bifocals – I was, however, able to get the ones without the line down the center – yippee!) I realized that I either looked like a crazy, hoarder lady who refuses to throw anything […]

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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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