Bored with Life? The Ultimate Boredom Buster Guide will Energize You

 “I’m bored.”  How many times did you whine those words as a kid?...more
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Mom, I'm bored

There is a phrase that echoes across every household on the weekends. It is intolerable to parents. It is ridiculous and annoying and insidious. "Mom! I'm bored!"...more

12 Things My Kids Did When I Let Them Get Bored

There’s an old saying,”Idle hands are the devil’s playground,” or workshop or something like that. The point is that a person who is not busy, will likely get into trouble. Perhaps it is this way of thinking that has spawned the kids’ craft industry and the untold number of websites and Pinterest pages devoted to making things with popsicle sticks, paper plates, and pipe cleaners....more

A Bad Case of the Mondays... on a Thursday

Yesterday and today I’ve been all…Bored. Down. Listless. Impatient. Annoyed.Basically, I’m all just…MER.Like I have a majorly bad case of the Mondays.Even my coffee cup full of gas station hot cocoa is telling me to “Get Happy” but I’m just not feeling it.Maybe it’s the rain....more

Ingenuity And Creativity Are Birthed In Boredom

Relax, bored kids never stay bored for longChildren thrive when they are given ample unscheduled play time. Free time to explore, use their imaginations to amuse themselves and even time to be bored because boredom is the birth place of creativity and ingenuity....more

I'm Snooping on My Neighbors! What's Wrong with Me?

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I work at home and have developed a very strange problem: I can't stop spying on my neighbors. The houses in my neighborhood are all very close to each other, so I can see people in their backyards, front yards and sometimes I can even see into my next-door-neighbor's living room. It's not like I'm watching them do anything that exciting, really, but I still can't help myself. I'm even tempted to invest in a pair of binoculars. Why am I so snoopy?Sneaky Sue...more
There is nothing wrong with being curious and looking out the window to checkout the neighbors ...more

Bored

I consider myself to be generally content with my life. There’s a roof over my head. The kids are all healthy. I’m pretty much still breathing and the Hubby is doing well. We have enough to live on and pay the bills. Then why am I so blah?Before you say it, it’s not depression. I know what depression is and I’ve had enough people die in my life to recognize it and know what to do about it. It’s more of a malaise or my favorite word ennui....more

Dear Dr. Romance: Overwhelmed to the Point I Want Out

Dear Dr. Romance:I read some of the things you stated about marriage and why people divorce. I am feeling overwhelmed lately to the point I just want out. I have been married for over 17 years. We have 2 school-age children together. I am in school full time and work full time and still have a household to run. Can you please help me find a counselor? You are a blessing to all who reads and speak with you. Keep doing your daily work. God Bless.Dear Reader:...more

Are You Bored at Work?

Have you ever been bored out of your mind on the job?  If so you know it can be incredibly stressful. Even more so than a fast-paced, high demanding workplace.  So why does the stress of boredom get swept under the rug? You would think that in a time where jobs are scarce and the attitude “I’m just grateful to have a job, any job” is prevalent that boredom would be the least of our worries.  Yet, apparently, boredom is spreading. ...more
This is true... and it makes me really sad! Ideally, I think employers and employees should work ...more

The Sad Ballad of the FarmVille Thief

I know what it's like to feel stagnant. I don't know how it happens. It feels like we're moving up, like we're achieving something, but the grind is a high price to pay. Work, commitments, obligations and errands pile up and next thing you know, you're dying to get home so you can just throw on sweatpants, pop a Hot Pocket in the microwave and watch another season of something you've already seen a thousand times. It's easy. It's better than work and stress and the fact you're behind on your taxes or upside down on your mortgage. ...more
As always, brilliant writing and sage advice.more
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