2017, The Year of Gratitude

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Someone asked me what the best thing about Christmas was for me this year. Before this year, I might have thought about all the people I spent Christmas with, the gifts, the music, the tinsel, the “magic” of the season… but this year, although all of those things are PART of the holiday “magic”, only […]

22 Homeschool Mom Goals

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Remember that graphic I shared at the beginning of 2016 that said… “Count your blessings instead of your crosses?” Then it went on to ask you to add up gains instead of losses, joys instead of woes, friends instead of foes, smiles instead of tears, courage instead of fears, full years instead of lean, kind […]

New Years Blessing and a Prefix for 2016

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Do you feel the sun setting on 2015? The cold wind is blowing and the last bit of this holiday season seems to be on fast forward. The afterglow of Christmas is still glittering… but my birthday week began on the 26th. I have to share my birthday week with the most important person who has ever […]

When You Simply Must Eat Frogs

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My OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) tends to force me into one thing at a time, in a row, alphabetical and color coordinated like the rainbow (read: perfectionism). Red comes before orange, planning before doing (sometimes so much planning that there’s no time left for doing). Same goes for my New Year resolutions. I always start […]

My Healthy Living Wake-Up Call – This Week in the ICU

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I spent about 24 hours of this week with my mom in the ICU instead of meeting her for lunch somewhere during both of our busy weeks. Last night was my first night of full sleep since getting a call Tuesday that she was in critical condition. Tuesday, I wasn’t sure if she would make […]

Fed Up 2 Fit: Week 2.8 – Baby Steps

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I bet you are chuckling at the title. I should have had this update on the blog Monday. Now I’m nearing the end of week three. I’m going to have to sandwich both in to one post. Hope they don’t mind over at Mamavation. Let me just tell you that I HAVE lost a little […]

The CHOICE is Yours : 2013

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Someone asked me if I had any resolutions. I really hate that word… not because of what it means, but what it has come to represent: people making goals that they know will be really difficult, and failing as they try to reach them, and then abandoning them in a few weeks or months and […]