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Taken by Surprise

Have you ever been taken by surprise by life? Sometimes you think you have everything under control and one little thing happens and – poof! – life’s curveball has you wondering ‘what just happened?’ That’s been happening a lot to me since coming down with the flu. I get tired so easily and those little …

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The New Beginning

Starting the New Year like a New Beginning In past years I printed out the little forms for everyone to fill out on New Year’s Day and this year was no different. (I used these cute forms from Thirty Handmade Days this year!) For myself, I focus on trying to figure out if I actually accomplished …

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Sweet Pea is Six!

Thanksgiving break is never a relaxing time for us. We celebrate Sweet Pea’s birthday, celebrate Thanksgiving twice (once with each family) then celebrate my niece’s birthday. Then we are soooooo ready to relax into the meaning of Christmas and the Christmas season. Seriously, though, Thanksgiving has always been special to me, but six years ago it …

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OKSocial resource

I’m slowly changing the focus of what I’m sharing in this little corner of the blogosphere. I thought along the way I should share some of the resources I’m finding helpful in this transition. One resource that has helped me a lot has been oksocial.com. Kristy is a photographer, social media strategist and real food transition coach, …

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Happy Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving. Not just because family gathers together, or that there's pumpkin pie and lots of other good food. I love Thanksgiving also because it's totally acceptable for everyone to express (almost) freely what they are thankful for and not be judged. Doesn't it seem there is so much bad in this world right …

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Did you say changes?

Nothing to do with this post, but aren’t my trick-or-treaters cute?! Yes! I did say changes! I’ve been working hard (and long) on making those changes behind the scenes, but have run into some major snafus, including now not being able to access my www.momistheonlygirl.com domain! Let me tell ya! Technology! Anyway, since things aren’t …

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Child-like Faith

The other night as I was tucking five-year-old Sweet Pea in bed, he was really adamant I pray for something. I thought it would be for a new train (he’s always reminding us he needs one). I paused like any good mother would and asked what I should pray for. God to give me good …

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