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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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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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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 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 10

Is keeping secrets good or bad?

By Bridgette Petrino | self

Secrets to Keep Our secrets can be considered personal or private. Private is something that is basically no one’s business and they really shouldn’t even ask. For example… About once a week I get an email from a random internet stranger with the subject “I’d LOVE to interview YOU!” “Oh, how nice!” I think. I read […]

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