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Biscuits (Music While You Wait)

  Sorry I missed you last week. I’m working on some things. All the things.  I have ideas. A mission. A plan. Two posts I’m writing. Gimme another week.  Creating a thirty-two day mindfulness series. Gimme two three weeks. Side note: This morning, I was comparing my skills to others. Parenting, wife-ing, housekeeping, working.  Comparison is… Continue reading Biscuits (Music While You Wait)

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The Cards We’re Dealt

“Think of the life you have lived until now as over and, as a dead man, see what’s left as a bonus and live it according to Nature. Love the hand that fate deals you and play it as your own, for what could be more fitting?” ~~Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 7.56-57 Quoted from The Daily… Continue reading The Cards We’re Dealt

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A Little Lost, A Little Found

“Getting lost was not a matter of geography so much as identity, a passionate desire, even an urgent need, to become no one and anyone, to shake off the shackles that remind you who you are, who others think you are.” ― Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost   Rusty barbed wire lines… Continue reading A Little Lost, A Little Found

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Shiny Objects: An Ode to Sunshine and Spontaneity

If you’re a new reader to this space, you don’t yet know about my chronic disease. What started as an itch in my brain several years ago, has now morphed into an all-out syndrome. If you’ve been reading for a while or live in my life, you already know about my ailment and you’ve probably… Continue reading Shiny Objects: An Ode to Sunshine and Spontaneity

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Teaching Our Children to be Humble and Kind–With Swagger

Imagine who you want your kids to become. Be that! ~~Source Unknown A great quote, don’t you think? A mantra, an action, a deed. Words that are striking and impressive on a page, a screen, in a notebook, on a bookmark, in a tweet, a Facebook post. What’s the catch? The meaning? The beautiful metaphor?… Continue reading Teaching Our Children to be Humble and Kind–With Swagger

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One Hot (Yoga) Mess of a Mama

lines~~curves shadows~~light yin~~yang good days~~bad days Our lives are a ballet among contrasting landscapes and emotional highways. One moment, we are screaming down a back road in a sweet Chevelle with the windows rolled down and our hair flying everywhere. The next instant, we are pulled over getting a speeding ticket. The day is ruined.… Continue reading One Hot (Yoga) Mess of a Mama

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A Hacker’s Guide to Whine-Free Living

Do you ever feel like a five-year-old in a grown-up world? Oh, maaaan….I have to work today? Again?  I’m so tired. I wanna to stay in bed. Puleeeazzzzz?? No! I am not going, and you can’t make me!  *Raises hand. Guilty! I’ve been whining a lot lately which means I’ve broken one of several Terry… Continue reading A Hacker’s Guide to Whine-Free Living

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Tackling Imperfection (and laundry): One Pile at a Time

“We need to spruce up our laundry routine,” utters the adoring husband. He slides a donut in under my nose and backs away before fangs appear. It’s a wise peace-offering and not the first time he has placated with carbohydrates to save himself. “Whaddya mean?” my inner voice screams. “I can barely manage to blah,… Continue reading Tackling Imperfection (and laundry): One Pile at a Time

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Oh Look! Shiny Objects

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! You know how it is when you open too many web browsers? The processor runs at a snail’s pace, the pages won’t load and your mood exponentially drains like the battery life of your iPhone. That’s my brain these days. Full of so many things I want to do… Continue reading Oh Look! Shiny Objects

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When the pony tail hits the fan….

Happy Monday! I hope today finds you rested, refreshed and ready for another week of chaos and adventure. This mama hen had a fantastic weekend with all of my chicks, chick’s friends and Rooster under the same roof. We ate hearty food, enjoyed the sunshine and mostly avoided injury in a wild Girls vs. Boys whiffle… Continue reading When the pony tail hits the fan….