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Beautiful Fall Day

It’s a gorgeous October 3rd. About 75 degrees with lots of sun and a warm breeze that is quickly drying my laundry hanging outside! It’s one of those days you just want to drop everything and spend outside watching the clouds…except there are no clouds up there! I’m sitting here typing and listening to the …

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Our Mom Expectations

I had a nice chat with one of my friends this morning. It was one of those ‘mom’ chats, where you cram everything and anything in because you don’t have kids with you and you have a lot of words to use since you’ll be alone the rest of the day sort of chats. The …

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Are You a Hidden Mom?

For the past seven years I’ve been a mom. That was my main occupation. I was no longer a Medical Transcriptionist, or a Women’s Ministry Leader. My focus was within my home, on my kids and husband. I was a hidden mom, as Emily Wierenga posting at The Better Mom calls it. “As mothers we …

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Fall brings Changes

My youngest headed off to Kindergarten this fall. I’m excited for him. (And maybe a little bit for myself!) My last career has all but disappeared since I left the workforce seven years ago to have my oldest and started as a stay at home mom. Now I have the opportunity, and blessing of my …

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Take Time, Be Present

In the course of remembering throughout Thursday, (9/11), and losing a young mom-friend to a rare cancer last night I haven’t been able to get something out of my mind. (I think there was a reason I didn’t post this earlier yesterday. Thoughts of her and her family were intertwined with my thoughts going into …

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Nine Eleven

Never Forget those who actively serve for our country those who serve our communities those who serve fellow man those who serve to remind us to love each other those who were lost in tragedy those who were lost senselessly Remember 9/11… Never Forget

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Old School

Have you ever had the opportunity to go back and visit your elementary school? When visiting my hometown last month we checked out the playground at my old school. Its closed down now. The district is shrinking so the school is no longer needed and it looks as sad as the situation is. I stood …

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Family

No words can express how much family means to me. This past month the boys, Hubby and I enjoyed a family reunion weekend for my Grandmother’s family. It was also a family reunion for some of the most important people in my life. We enjoyed the company of my father, but also my sister, my …

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What a guy

I was going to sit down last night and write a fresh post all about my Hubby. Instead, I spent time at Urgent Care with Sweet Pea, followed by the ER with Hubby joining us. Sweet Pea had a little biking accident. He’s OK now, a mild concussion and a couple of stitches, but that’s …

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The Garden

My boys have really fallen in love with the Frog and Toad books by Arnold Lobel. There is one story Cutie Pie brought to life in May when he, Sweet Pea and their daddy planted the garden. I almost totally forgot about this until I ran across the picture the other day. I just had …

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The Endless Questions

I remember when my nephew was about two and a half. I had so much admiration for his dad, always answering the ‘why’ question a zillion times an hour and was ever so patient. Five year old Sweet Pea has been asking his own share of questions lately. Questions that would make you assume he …

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