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Nicole Nenninger
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counselor, coach, blogger, wife, mother, runner, dog-lover, beach-goer
counselor, coach, blogger, wife, mother, runner, dog-lover, beach-goer

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Nicole Nenninger commented on a post on Blogger.
That's very sweet!  It is the little things--I agree!  I've never tried making soap with my kids, so you've given me a great idea to do with them this summer!  I love Whole Foods--they have so many interesting products.  I find it hard to get out of the soap, aromatherapy and vitamin/supplements sections.  

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Nicole Nenninger commented on a post on Blogger.
I remember this book from a long time ago!  I'm actually doing a class right now for assessments in my Marriage and Family Therapy program and we're doing a lot of this type of stuff.  I'm curious:  Do you think it's good to have these labels?  Do they help or harm? 

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Nicole Nenninger commented on a post on Blogger.
What a nice tribute to your mom!  I feel a lot of society has lost their respect for their parents and elderly population and this blog post is such a nice and kind way to not only show your love toward you mom, but your respect too. 

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Nicole Nenninger commented on a post on Blogger.
Glad you're doing better and your husband caught the mistake.  I believe every challenge is a learning opportunity in disguise.  I bet it makes you appreciate life more fully!  And your husband! 

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Nicole Nenninger commented on a post on Blogger.
Love that first quote (Hinckley)!  What a great topic for a post.  It's one of those issues that now that I've read about it, it will be on my mind for at least the rest of my day (reflecting on how this trait fits into my life, how I model it to my children, etc.).  When I think of someone who is NOT humble, I think of someone who is narcissistic which is a trait unfortunately that we see a lot of in our society today.  There's so much more to write about this--how our society fosters competition amongst others instead of connection and by switching our focus would foster more humility.  But, change begins on our doorstep--with us--with how I live my life.   

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Nicole Nenninger commented on a post on Blogger.
I want to jump!  Looks like so much fun!  You did a nice job making your son's birthday so memorable for him.  

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Nicole Nenninger commented on a post on Blogger.
No one is perfect.  I'm glad you recognize the ineffectiveness of yelling--that's a start!  When you consciously recognize you have another choice available maybe next time you could use another tactic.  "Mom's feeling angry and frustrated right now and I need a few minutes to settle down.  I'm going outside to cool off, and I'll be back to discuss this in 5 minutes".  That's good for kids who are older anyway.  Sounds like there's tension in your marriage and with your kids so your release is to yell.  If you can release the tension in another more effective way, like maybe even getting some of your needs met by making a list of what self-care experiences you like and choosing one or two a day to do.  Or, exercise to get rid of the adrenaline coursing through your body from stress.  I've been there with the marriage problems.  I've been there with the feeling of frustration with the kids.  So many people have.  Now that you recognize it though, the challenge is to change the way you've handled it in the past.  You are your kids most important role model.  

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Found you as part of the #LOBS (via A Dish of Daily Life)...I have one designer I stick with when I buy jeans because I'm petite and it is so hard to find jeans that fit--especially after 3 kids.  I'm curvy, but I'm a runner so I'm in great shape, but all I've had luck with are Tommy Hilfiger jeans.  They definitely aren't your mom's jeans!  

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So cute!  I"m already thinking of other words to spell on signs--like Autumn, my kids' names, my pets' names, etc.!

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Love this list!  It's very thorough!  I think a woman should know how to assert herself; to know her needs and her boundaries.  I think along with #1 I would add if you are a SOM, a list of all your accomplishments--something to turn to when you're feeling UN-accomplished.  And, be choosy about the people you surround yourself with--surround yourself with people who are going to lift you up, not put you down.  What a fantastic list--I think I'm going to make a list for my girls so they can have one as a reference.
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