Category Archives: Life Observations

Can I Make 2016 “The Year”?

My mind screamed for a break from the work I was doing, even though I’d finally gotten into a good flow, and probably should have stayed focused. But that’s how my world is now, right? Unfocused. Scattered. Distracted. Tired. So … Continue reading

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Now I Understand the “Oops”

For years, as a woman who struggled to successfully conceive a child, I struggled mightily with “The Oops.” I just didn’t understand how someone could have an oops, cry over an oops, be shocked by the oops, possibly even regret … Continue reading

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“But that wasn’t the PLAN!”

Marriage to my husband Erik, and parenting have taught me two truths …. Not at all the evening I expected … I expected a family dinner, playing at the park with my kiddos while Erik was at band practice, early … Continue reading

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Can you handle this 24 hr challenge?

Originally posted on Absorbing Grace:
? *image found on facebook ? Happy Monday! Usually on Mondays I like to write something encouraging for the week ahead. I found this picture on my Facebook news feed and the ideas started flying…

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How Spontaneity Helped Me Clean the Bathrooms

Tonight, from 5pm on, I cleaned two bathrooms, bathed two children, gave one haircut, made three dinners, cleaned one kitchen, baked one cake, dressed two children, painted 10 fingernails and 10 toenails, created two Easter baskets, did a 30 minute … Continue reading

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Plodding through the Airport

I’m plodding I thought this to myself as I traipsed through yet another airport. Is that an output of my state of mind right now? YES. I’m plodding. I’m not strolling, skipping, speed-walking … But plodding. If you know me, … Continue reading

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Amazing, Sweet Lemonade. No Joke.

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade … right? I had a bunch of lemons left on my kitchen counter after our half-finished cleanse, and I wasn’t sure what to do with them! I asked out loud, more to myself … Continue reading

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