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Family Thanks Jar

by Deena on October 30, 2020

In this year of chaos and uncertainty, finding ways for my family and I to cultivate gratitude has become even more crucial to me. I think this year has been really hard for a lot of people. So, I want to remind myself and my kids that even during the most challenging times it is […]


Thankful for November

by Angela on November 14, 2017

I love reading everyone’s daily status updates on things they are thankful for during the month of November. But I’m going to let you in on a little secret.  The thing I am most thankful for once November comes around is that October is over! I know, I know, it doesn’t make any sense. I […]

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Veterans Day 2017

by Angela and Deena on November 11, 2017

  As we celebrate Veterans Day today. Let us pause and salute all who have served and honor the tremendous sacrifices our US armed forces and their families make to preserve our freedom. Thank you for your dedication, service and bravery. The following piece was originally posted in November of 2011: On a more personal […]

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Wait, where did 2015 go?

by Angela on January 1, 2016

I blinked my eyes and 2015 was gone.  I don’t know if it’s because I’m a mom trying to hold on to my kids’ childhoods or because I’m just so busy that the days slip by so fast, but either way another year has gone by. I was actually surprised my blog editor still worked. […]

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In my dreams you are 5 years old, you hair is the color of summer wheat and your eyes sparkle green in the light. You are laughing and running from me… looking over your shoulder waiting for me to catch you. I chase you but not too quickly, I love seeing your smile and how […]

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Celebrating Baby

by Angela on January 21, 2013

No, no, not my baby…well sort of.  My brother and sister-in-law’s baby….so kind of like mine, but not really.  🙂  My baby brother (10 years younger than me!) is going to have a baby….waaaaahhhh!  How can this be when it was just yesterday he was a 10 year old twerp and I was a young […]

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‘Twas the Day After Christmas

by Angela on December 26, 2012

‘Twas the day after Christmas, I rolled out of bed And realized I had a few pounds to shed. My favorite jeans, in my dresser did lay. In hopes I could wear them again one day.   When up in my bathroom there arose such a clatter. The hubby came up to see what was […]

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Heaven is an awesome place

by Angela on December 17, 2012

It’s been an emotionally draining weekend, to say the least.  My kids are 9 and 5….innocent, fearless, happy, sheltered (thankfully by my choice), and they love school.  I chose not to proactively tell them about the events in Newtown, CT.  I imagine they will hear about it in school.  Then I will be honest, age-appropriate […]

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The Season of Giving

by Angela on December 3, 2012

This time last year I was all over my Random Acts of Kindness advent calendar.  I had good intentions of doing it again this year for the kids, but December 1st snuck up on me and I just wasn’t prepared.  But teaching my kids about the season of GIVING rather than receiving is still important […]

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Happy Halloweenie…

by Deena on October 31, 2012

I don’t know about y’all but I love Halloween right up until I have to try and convince two wild boys hopped up on sugary goods that its time to go to bed. “No more candy, it’s time for bed.” “Just one more piece?”   “No it’s TIME for bed” “What about this one?”  No. Can I […]

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