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Feeling Blue: Expectation Versus Reality


I caught myself feeling blue for the last couple of days, and before I picked myself up from the slump, I allowed myself to just sit and feel. I wanted to understand WHY I was feeling that way. I wanted to know how a new plan could adjust my mood.

I used to try to quickly sweep my feelings under the rug, but this left me drained, in a mood with everyone around me, and extremely short fused.

I realized I had been comparing my right now to previous experiences that went better. I was being hard on myself about not meeting my own deadlines that were way too aggressive to begin with, and unaligned with what God wanted for me. 

I mean I completely took on the weight of all the things that are essentially out of my control, and added them up one by one until the weight weighed me down. It’s always in these moments of darkness that I remember to Let Go, and Let God. The more I try to hold onto things that I can’t control, or resist the seasons of change, the heavier the load gets.

This time, I reminded myself that all I can do every single day is show up as my most authentic self, and do what I can to bring my goals to pass, and everything outside of that, will align as it should.

Once I fully accepted that, I woke up grateful and a lot less heavy.

I want that for you today too (and everyday after that).

Let go of the things that you can’t control. Everything will come together in due time…and when it does, you’ll see why God made you wait.

Remember, You’re doing well and IT’S HAPPENING.

Target’s Car Seat Trade-In Program Returns: Here’s What You Should Know

Target Retail Store Signage, St,Paul,MN/USA
Target Retail Store Signage, St,Paul,MN/USA
Photo Credits: Ken Woltor, Shutterstock

Next Trade-In Window Is April 18 – April 30, 2022.

Alright Moms, The popular car seat trade-in is coming back this month and we want you to get the most out of this experience.

Twice a year, you can bring an old, expired or damaged car seat to Target and recycle it to redeem a coupon on your Target app or for 20% off one car seat, one stroller or select baby gear. Materials from the old car seats are recycled by Target’s partner, Waste Management. 

Trade-ins must be made during the next window, April 18 – April 30, 2022, and eligible purchases using the 20% off coupon can be redeemed through May 14, 2022.

Target’s Forward Program has reported 1.7 million car seats have been recycled since 2016 and has directly contributed to their commitment of reduced waste.

More information can be found at or visit your local store.

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