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Carrie Maldonado – Writer

Freelance writer, wordsmith, and novelist

Having expectations about what should be results in either two things. You get what you expected, and are satisfied (but not overly happy because it’s just what you expected) or you do NOT get what you expected so you are frustrated and resentful. Because of this, I work really hard at not having expectations, and life is a lot more fun.

And you know how not to be an entitled jerk?

Gratitude

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April is a pretty special month around here! It starts off with a particularly meaningful anniversary for me, as April 1st is the day I stopped being a fool and started living my life a whole new way. After that, we leap right into the twins’ birthday (a day that will live in infamy), then …

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Well folks, it’s been one of those ‘You’re doing it wrong’ kind of weeks. Moms, you know what I’m talking about…the days where in the morning before everyone wakes up you are filled with love for your amazing kids. That leads into some reflecting over the night before and how maybe you were too harsh …

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I wrote last week about my trepidation about setting up a Christmas tree with Bisky and the boys. As you can see from the pictures, the tree was indeed erected, with surprising little fall out. I keep underestimating the twins’ ability to do stuff, and they actually both enjoyed hanging the ornaments on the tree. …

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I have a wonderful friend who texts me every day something she’s grateful for, and I text something back that I’m grateful for. We’ve been doing this for a while now and because she gets up so early, it’s usually one of the first things I do (after working out and hoping the babies go …

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