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It’s the Little Things Thursday

It’s the Little Things Thursday

This week I was so touched to receive a poem, two actually, that were written by Chloe for me.  I had no idea she had done this for me!  She has been working on a book of poetry for months now, but it is mostly about the changing of the seasons.  She also wrote a(…)

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It’s the Little Things Thursday

It’s the Little Things Thursday

For once my “Little Thing”  is going to include me.  So often our days, weeks, months, feel cluttered with the mundane, or not so, flow of life.  One of the things I have been noticing, enjoying, and making more of an effort to do is play.  Just play.  The response from the kids is all(…)

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Seeking Positive Gymnastics

Seeking Positive Gymnastics

Recently the weight of my actions as well as others at our gym has been weighing on my mind.  Throughout Chloe’s gymnastic years I have already made my share of mistakes.  From being that parent complaining loudly enough in the lobby for other patrons to hear, as well as staff, but not being the parent(…)

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Flashback Friday ~ Easter Egg Hunt Edition

Flashback Friday ~ Easter Egg Hunt Edition

Easter is here and thus the time honored tradition of Easter Egg Hunts.  From Chloe at age 10 to Ava at 3, all of my children are looking forward to this.  In fact, since last year we have had those plastic eggs floating around the house because Jayden and Ava hide them for each other(…)

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Marriage: Differences ~ Opposites

Marriage: Differences ~ Opposites

While moving books around into our new cabinets in the basement I came across a book that my mother gave Joey and I for our Anniversary in 2001.  It is called Lists to Live by.   Here is one by Dr. Steve Stephens that struck me today: Celebrate Your Differences 10 Areas in Which People(…)

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I ♥ Faces ~ Bundled Up

I ♥ Faces ~ Bundled Up

I ♥ Faces is celebrating the cold weather this week with their theme of “Bundled Up”.  Living in the Northeast certainly means cold weather for more then 50% of the year.  We have so many pictures out in the snow, cutting a Christmas tree, sledding, building igloos and snowmen, ice skating, or just plain out(…)

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Knitting – From the Beginning

Knitting – From the Beginning

For those of you that really know me, you know that I don’t sew, use a sewing machine, crochet, cross stitch, needlepoint or anything else crafty or involving cloth!  That was until the fall/winter of 2008.  Chloe was involved in a home school Waldorf-like program called Lilac Children’s Garden where one of the things they(…)

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Learn Something

Learn Something

This is a new blog project for Amy over at Bring Yourself. As Amy writes here: “This project is about learning in a different way. I want to learn different things. Instead of big, earth shattering things, I want to learn things that are important to me. I want to find things out about myself(…)

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Flashback Friday ~ My Birthday Edition

Flashback Friday ~ My Birthday Edition

Yesterday, February 25th, was my birthday.  As birthdays go it was pretty normal for me.  A regular day with nothing really special other than general well wishes, a couple of cards, and a fantastic homemade ice cream cake.  My birthdays in adulthood are not nearly as great as I remember my childhood ones to have(…)

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Total Momsense

Total Momsense

Chloe and I  spent the afternoon at one of her friends’ houses for a birthday party this weekend.  Her mother asked me if I had seen this comedian on YouTube who does this funny ” Momisms” song.  Since I had not seen it, she pulled it up for me.  It is Anita Renfroe doing “Total(…)

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One of Those Days

I am having one of those days where nothing seems to go my way.  In fact, I am having a whole week like that!  I am so irritable that my senses are on overload.  My hair that falls in my face like a mop makes me want to pull it out, or back, or shove(…)

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Simple Woman’s Daybook…January 25th 2010

I am following Shana’s lead, even though it seems she has finked out and only done this once!  We will see how many times I can manage to complete and post one of these on Monday’s!  This is from Peggy at The Simple Woman’s Daybook.  It is a list of questions to answer each Monday(…)

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