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Boys Will Be Boys - Mom Can Fix It!

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What do I do as soon as I no longer have school work to worry about (technically I have one more paper to finish, but not a big deal)?  I break out the sewing machine that has not seen the light of day for the past 21 months!  It is spring-time here in Pennsylvania and we will still need to wear pants until about June; however, the boys only had two pairs of jeans (two for each of them) that did not have massive holes in the knees. My handy MIL had fixed a few already a few months ago, but I got the bug to learn to do this myself so the boys could get more wears out of them before we move on to shorts season.  The last thing I want to do right now is buy them more pants as I'm sure in the fall, they will be moving up a size in jeans, but then they will just need play clothes as they will be wearing uniforms to school.  I don't think I've posted recently about the school choice for the boys' Kindergarten, but will do that later.  They are going to our local Catholic sc…

Last Weekend in School

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I'm at school for my last weekend before graduation!  We will be leaving in about one hour and then we will have graduation on May 17.  It was 21 months ago I began this journey to get my MBA and I'm so surprised it's over.  I've learned so much and have truly changed for the better.  I've learned more than just accounting, financial management, marketing and strategy.  I've learned how to manage my time better, focus on what's important and let go what is not.

I have a huge thank you to my family: my amazing husband and fabulous daughter and sons!  They have been so supportive of me in the pursuit of my goals.  I look forward to having more time to spend with them and also find my next goals and dreams.

Losing Weight Over 40

I am finding that for me losing weight over 40 is extremely difficult.  I have a lot of empathy right now for anyone that has tried to lose weight, as I'm finding it to be hard to achieve.  I've gained about 10 pounds while I've been in this EMBA program due to lack of exercise and comfort eating.  I've been trying for a few months now to get very serious about losing this weight, but now I've stepped it up in high gear.  Especially this week, I've been very good, but I've barely seen the scale budge.

I managed to exercise three times this week, as I try to get back into that habit.  Unfortunately, it could not be more as we had a presentation at school this week and we had a lot of team conference calls to prepare for that.  But on top of that, I've been very good with my eating.    I'm drinking green tea and not coffee all week.  This reduces my sugar intake as I like sugar and milk in my coffee and nothing in tea other than lemon.  I've also…