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When life hands me lemons

When life hands you lemons you’re supposed to make lemonade, right?

That is what I’ve been made to believe, but that just doesn’t work in my life.

If life hands me lemons, they will sit in the bowl until they rot, most likely.

I don’t see myself as a pessimist, but a realist. I know how I’d like for things to go, but I’m also aware of how things most likely will.

Don’t get me wrong, there are times when I’d prefer to be the person who takes punches and always gets back up, but I’m not. So far, life has shown me that I can’t always win. I can’t always squeeze those lemons and make lemonade. But, what I have learned is that it is okay to push things to the side. I don’t always have to attempt a swing at a curve ball.

Being a wife and a mother who works full time can be rough. Not only am I trying to succeed for my own benefit, but I am trying to lead by example.

I want my kids to see me ‘roll with the punches’ and come out on top, SWINGING every time, but it is unrealistic to paint that picture for them.

I want to paint a picture where they know it is okay to set that lemon aside and focus on what they were doing; give that lemon your attention WHEN YOU CAN.

As women and mothers we are idealized to be invincible, bulletproof and always succeeding. Although we all want to believe we are those things, we need to recognize that we are human and we can’t predict what life is going to throw our way.

I never want my children to feel like they’re failing because they couldn’t fit that lemonade into their schedules.

If I hide my setbacks, I am setting them back.


Brunch & Canvas

Laura and I will provide all the art supplies needed to create your own personal master piece. Laura will guide you through the days special piece, while I keep the setting comfortable, so you may explore your
artistic side.

The class is $25 per person, prepay $30 day of.

The easiest form of payment is through PayPal
email address Thesangriastand@gmail.com, which will insure your spot. 🙂

Please, Make sure to memo date of party
Hope to see everyone there!

Tombstone Research: The Dash Between the Dates

Deb Kitko, a genealogy librarian, will present a program on tombstone research. This presentation will provide an example of how research completed the story of an ancestor who lived more than a century ago.

Registration is required for this free program. Follow the “tickets” link to register online or call the Main Library at 330-364-4474 ext. 101.

Healthy Kids Day & Safe Kids Day

YMCA Healthy Kids Day & Safe Kids Coalition-Safe Kids Day have joined forces to bring you the best kids day ever!
Two Events -Together Again!

Are the kids in your life already dreaming of summer? When kids are inspired, they can do anything. Let’s awaken their imagination so they can explore new activities and healthy habits. Join us!

Inflatables, community booths with fun activities, and a special schedule planned throughout the 4 hours included Tusc Philharmonic Bucket Band, Family Yoga, and more.

Watch here for more details

Big Thanks to our Main Event Sponsor
Dover Brake
and our Inflatable Sponsor

See you on April 21 at the
600 Monroe Street, Dover

New Wave Nation Returns to Martini 97

Join the New Wave Nation on Saturday April 14th, 2018 as we return to MARTINI 97 located at 232 N Tuscarawas Ave in Dover, OH 44622. This is always a great time, admission is FREE…so get there early for the best seating (very limited). 21 and over welcome. Doors open at 8pm. Showtime is 9:30pm!

Mini Spring Succulent Workshop with the Garden Gurl

Come join the fun creating/designing a Spring Succulent Centerpiece for indoors and out.
These versatile plants make great gifts or desk pals to brighten up that office space and wonderful centerpieces for an event.

All materials provided, including:
-glass container
-3 succulents

Feel confident as you learn how to be successful with succulents.

Must RSVP by April 7th

Celebrating AMAZING Moms-Newsymom Mother’s Day Giveaway

Elaine Zurcher has been nominated as an AMAZING mom! “I want to nominate my momma Elaine Zurcher because she has the biggest heart in the entire world.”

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Celebrating AMAZING Moms-Newsymom Mother’s Day Giveaway

Mary Stevenson has been nominated as an AMAZING mom! “My mom is the best because of her heart. No woman I have ever met loves people the way she does. She puts herself last in every situation and has enough room in her heart for everyone and anyone. If caring for others was a crime my mom would be locked up for life!” -Danielle

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Celebrating AMAZING Moms-Newsymom Mother’s Day Giveaway

Alexis Pryor has been nominated as an AMAZING mom! “She is the definition of strong, courageous, resilient, positive, smart, uplifting, and kind. She’s not only a badass mom, she’s an amazing friend. She deserves nothing but good things and I’d love it if she won this.” ❤️ -Andrea

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Be Who You Needed When You Were Younger

I’m passionate about motherhood. I am so thankful for the small group of authentic friends I have formulated over the years because being a parent is hard. I feel like that is something society can agree on as a whole. In this day in age where the stereotypical mom, dad, sister, brother is being challenged it makes it even harder.

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