Helping You Navigate Your Journey Through Parenting Saying “No” Respectfully


With the busy holiday season upon us, it seems I’m bombarded with wonderful opportunities to participate in cookie exchanges, gift exchanges, canned food drives, jewelry parties and candle parties. I have ample opportunity to volunteer on community committees, in work groups, on fundraising campaigns, and of course, be the team parent on sports teams. It is never ending, I love to help, and I should be so fortunate. My problem is I simply have a hard time saying “no”. It’s such a little word, but has such a big feeling attached to it for me personally.

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