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I Google everything. I mean everything. From symptoms to suggestions, I Google all aspects of my life. Just recently my Google searches including some of the following:

Student learner profiles
Denise Richards Local bike paths Explanation of the ending of The Dinner
How much did Teddi Mellencamp’s retreat actually cost
Baton Rouge Food Bank
How do I renew my passport

Lately, especially since we’ve added four feathered friends to our lives, my searches include:

How many nesting boxes do I need How do I know if my chicks like me
Do chickens feel emotions
How do I know if my chicks are happy
How do I introduce my weird dog to new chicks Will the heat lamp kill my baby chicks

It’s almost as though I solve all of my life’s problems through Google.


I’d been trying to figure something out lately. Something digital — social media graphics — and I couldn’t solve my life’s problem. I have downloaded new apps, I tried it a different way, I even tried to make something on my own from scratch. Nothing worked.

Lying in bed one morning I had a thought — I’m going to reach out to a friend. I know someone who is a graphic designer, surely she’ll have the answer. Social media may not be her specialty, but surely she can point me in the right direction.

I texted her with my question — “How do I do this?” and even sent some examples. Guess what? She absolutely helped me solve my problem. Almost right away, she sent me all of the information I needed to solve my problem. Any guesses how she got it?

Yep. She Googled my problem for me.

Make sure you have people in your life like this. As a full-time-working-stay-at-home-home-schooling-mom-wife-teacher-writer, we can get so incredibly busy and burdened, we can’t see the solution right under own very own nose.

The truth is y’all, help can come in many forms. Sometimes we need people to listen to us vent or shed some light for us. Sometimes we need people to be a shoulder to cry on or to assure us we aren’t monsters for feeling a certain way. Sometimes we need people to share a good laugh with or to enjoy a long, lingering phone call.
Sometimes we need people to Google our problems.

I had a good laugh when I realized what happened. So it was such a win-win — my problem was solved and I laughed out loud. A lot. Which I really needed. What’s better than that?

We all could use some help right now, y’all. Don’t hesitate to be there for your people even if it means simply Googling their problems. You have no idea how much it might just actually help.

And, maybe even more importantly, don’t be afraid to ask for help. More than likely you’ll find someone on the other end ready and willing to Google it for you.

Hang in there, y’all. xo

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