Life

Catching You Up on Life Around Here

Even though I haven’t been posting much on here, I have been keeping busy. I finished this book last week: I haven’t told you about it yet, because I read it for the Cedar Rapids Gazette. The author is an Iowan, near where I grew up.  So, I am doing a feature on her and…
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Too Many Things

Where have I been? I’ve been subbing. I’ve been busy in our community. I’ve been a mom to three active kids. So….the blog had to take a back seat. I’m behind on book reviews.  I have already missed two deadlines and am close to missing a third. I’m extremely behind on reading. I’ve had a…
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Sunday Snippets 10.5.14

On Sundays, I like to share snippets from our life here in small town Iowa.  It’s been a few weeks since I have posted Sunday Snippets. Sadly, that’s how busy it has been around here. I’m taking a moment to slow down  and reflect on these snippets from our life these last few weeks. Take…
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Just Breathe

Last night I shared this photo on my Instagram feed.  I needed a reminder, something I could visualize and remind me  to take a moment and just Breathe. This has been a hectic week and an emotional one as well. Yesterday I was pretty frazzled.  My cousin sent me a text and all it said…
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A Tough but Valuable Lesson

Our daughter learned a lesson this week  that was one she had to learn much too early.  This lesson broke her heart  and brought tears to my eyes as she shared the story.  Our daughter ran for Room Representative this year so she could be part of the Student Council at her elementary. Last year…
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A Little Monday Inspiration

Has your summer flown by as fast as ours has?  I feel like the kids just got out of school yesterday and now they start up again a week from today!  I feel like this summer was all about  rush, rush, rush  and not enough laid back, go with the flow kind of days. There…
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Time for a Summer Break

I had planned on taking a blogging break while we were on vacation this summer. But after reading THIS ARTICLE from Harleena Singh, I realized it is really OK to take a break…a real break. I really loved what Singh had to say about the importance of unplugging and really focusing time on my family.…
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A Little Monday Inspiration

Life is often compared to a marathon,  but I think it is more like being a sprinter;  long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments  in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best.  Michael Johnson, 4-time Olympic Gold medalist in Track & Field Photo source – HERE My guess is…
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I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up…

You know that commercial where the woman is on the floor and she is saying, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.”?  Well…..I’m not the age of the women in that commercial, but it has happened to me.  A couple days ago I was getting in the shower and completely slipped and fell, half in…
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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Seven Sundays: A Faith, Fitness, and Food Plan for Lasting Spiritual and Physical Change


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