Back to School, Guilty Girl Guide to Life

Kick Off Summer by Preparing for Back-to-School: #5 Develop a Shopping Schedule

BTS shopping can be an ordeal when you do it alone. Add a couple of kids that hate trying on clothes, want to choose the shoes, backpack, whatever that they want no matter how unsuitable or expensive plus they just don’t want to be there & you have the formula for disaster. How many of these excursions have ended in…

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Back to School, Guilty Girl Guide to Life

Kick Off Summer by Preparing for Back-to-School: #2 Clean Out & Organize

Have you ever prepared for back to school after a long summer, dug a backpack out from under a bed, only to find a 2 month old sandwich rotting on the bottom of the backpack? Do you spend the week or two before school starts trying to determine what clothes still fit, what shoes still have life left in them,…

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Back to School, Guilty Girl Guide to Life

Kick Off Summer by Preparing for Back-to-School: Introduction

  When I was a kid, my mom always encouraged me to get my homework done on Friday so I wouldn’t have it hanging over my head all weekend. “Put it behind you & you can relax, enjoy the weekend!” she always said. I wasn’t always good about following that advice but over the years, as a mom, I understand…

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Guilty Girl Guide to Life

The Problem with Guilt Part 6: Guilt Likes the Dark

Guilty Girl Guide to Life

The Problem with Guilt Part 5: We Go It Alone

  A guilt trip is a lonely journey. We rarely take a companion along with us. Those around us may suffer because of our guilt but they aren’t able to ease it. We are unable to share our burden with others so they might carry part of it for us.

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The Problem with Guilt Part 4: We Overcompensate

  We feel guilty. We think we’ve done something wrong. We try to make it right. When we can’t make it right, we overreact. One of the ways we overreact is to overcompensate. In other words, we try to make things up. We can’t make it right, so we work to make it better. Oh, Boy!

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Stop Calling It Guilt!

I like watching courtroom programs like Law & Order & Perry Mason. One thing they have taught me is the meaning of guilt. In my opinion, guilt implies a misdeed has been done. Sometimes, such as on these shows, the misdeed is a terrible crime, someone has broken the law. At other times, people have done something bad that may…

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Guilty Girl Guide to Life, Uncategorized

Welcome!

  Welcome! I am Jean Ann Duckworth, Simply Jean Ann, your Tour Guide helping you make the journey from Guilty Girl 2 Empowered Woman. Your tour package includes many items you need to make a smooth & successful journey: Advice & tips; Podcasts; Videos; Books; Online Events & more. Coming Soon! Guilty Girl Tour Groups & Social Network Increase your…

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