When I think of summer, I think of lingering days, BBQ’s, my kids in the water, or running through rain puddles living life as we all should, purely in the moment. This is something we can learn from our children, to live in the moment and enjoy all the simple pleasures that summer brings. We [...]

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Even on Twitter, Maya Angelou shared so much wisdom. Her life was not an easy one. She was not perfect, but she used her entire life as an evolution to become the best person that she could be and as she learned, she shared those life lessons with all of us. Her death is a [...]

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Which SuperHero Mom Are You?

I read a fantastic piece by a stellar blogger who I have the pleasure to call a friend. The piece she shared was the transcript to a talk she gave for the Listen to Your Mother show she helped produce for the Twin Cities installment. In this piece she discussed the idea of being a [...]

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A Military Spouse Life for Me: 9 Long Months

We waited for him. We waited for long overdue hugs and to set our eyes on one of the most precious human beings in our entire world. While he was across the world serving a larger purpose for our country, we waited, yet lived our lives. The girls tried news things, accomplished new milestones and [...]

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Your Legacy as a Mother

Your legacy as a mother is probably the most important thing in your life. Unless of course you aren’t a mother yet (or have chosen a life without children), then your legacy as a human being is the most important. But, if you choose to bring children into this world, raising them with thoughtful care [...]

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What I Didn’t Tell You

What I didn’t tell you is that I have been alone for nine long months. Nine months managing my household for the first time in 12 years – without family within driving distance to come and rescue me on those rough days. What I didn’t tell you is that I thought I would love my [...]

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Joy in Simplicity {and, a Giveaway!} #HappyMamas

Part of being focused on bringing joy to the forefront for me has been to focus on the simple moments, rather than the build up and expectation of the larger more planned events. While both have their merits, the little moments reveal so much about the joys in life if we allow them to. Like [...]

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A New Chapter Begins

I have been so inconsistent here. My little space in the blogosphere has been my space since my oldest daughter (now 8) was a baby. Granted, I didn’t actually start truly blogging on the regular until the twins came along nearly four years later, but I started the journey years prior. I knew I wanted [...]

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In Defense of the Selfie

I was reading some posts about how the selfie is a “call for help” and while I can see a point in that, I don’t agree completely. Additionally, there is now the #365selfie movement in response to that which I think is fantastic.   Until I was 12, I had no idea what I looked [...]

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Does Wonder Woman Exist?

Does Wonder Woman exist? Is it possible to do it all, and do it well? In our house, she exists on Halloween. But otherwise…. …I have a slightly different opinion. I tackle this topic over at Kludgy Mom’s today┬ábecause what we strive for, and what the reality is are two different things. Read over at [...]

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