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A Year in Review

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(Welcome to my first post on my new site, as well as my last post of 2013!  Lots of construction still under way…thanks for your patience!) (Because no family photo could actually have everyone looking in the same direction, and smiling, at once…) In order to move forward in head and heart as the New […]

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Thankfulness is a Lifestyle

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…not just a November thing. Sure I love Thanksgiving!  Pumpkin is one of my favorite foods, along with warm comfort treats like mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, and turkey.  Of course, that’s simply the meal.  More so, I love the gathering of people throughout our home, often orphans and widows, like the check out lady […]

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Top Ten Thanks

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Every night, unless he is out of town, Jason and I are a tight team in the bedtime, tucking in the kids, routine.  At this stage, Ryan wants me most times and I won’t lie when I say, I’m eating up every single, “I want Mommy!” moment I can get because I know at some […]

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Why I Hate "CARS"

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I don’t really.  If I did, I don’t think anything I ever said again from this point on would be credible, so I jest.  But, it’s okay for me, as a mom, to be mad at Lightning McQueen, Guido, Luigi, and all the Ferrari’s in the whole world. Do NOT let his looks deceive you…this […]

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All Up in Your Crazy

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“I will combat my stress and heated difficult parenting moments with trips to the toilet. I read a really darling short story about a woman who locked herself in her master bathroom happily for the weekend.  It was her own special stay-cation, complete with Orangina and crackers. I may have to try that.  Don’t tell […]

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Lessons from Spain: Life is a Celebration

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One might think all the planning which may go into a two week, second honeymoon, 20th wedding anniversary vacation would solely entail where to eat, play, and relax.  And truly, one would be correct in such thinking.  Sure, “What should I wear?” directed some of the planning, a little more than necessary and looking back […]

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It’s Important for you to Know

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It’s important for you to know I don’t always hate myself. It’s important because it is the truth. And “hate” is a big word, one which isn’t truly accurate for how I feel day in and day out.  But for those of you who struggle with the person in the mirror on occasion, you know […]