running lessons: slowing the pace

Welcome to the new series Life Lessons Learned While Running.  Each month a new lesson will be posted related specifically to running and, well, to life in general.  Enjoy the first of many lessons learned while running. I’m a runner.  Sort of.  I mean, I run a few times a week and I suppose, after […]

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i’m not crazy!

I’m not crazy!  Well at least not in the sense that I need to be put in to an asylum.  Let’s admit it, we all have a little crazy in us. Do you ever get the feeling that something is wrong even though everyone tells you there isn’t?  That is how I felt for quite […]

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unexpected blessings

Today is Elizabeth’s 12th birthday.  In our family, birthdays are a big deal.  The day is yours.  You get to choose what we do, where we eat, and best of all PRESENTS!  Unfortunately, our daughter Elizabeth has never had the privilege of celebrating a birthday with us.  When she was 3 months old, Elizabeth died […]

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life lessons learned from vacation

This blog post is coming to you live from Colorado.  We have traveled all over, to some amazing destinations but since my first visit here 14 years ago it has remained at the top of my favorites list.  There is something about being in the midst of natural beauty that centers you, grounds you and […]

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those crazy kids!

Imagine your life before kids… peaceful, independent, carefree, spontaneous, relaxed, organized, clean. Being able to ask yourself, “What shall I do today?” Ahhh, those were the days… Wait. Hello? Earth to mama…? Before you get lost in the reminiscent era gone by, don’t forget about those little ones clamoring for your attention at this very […]

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easy banana muffins

I had a major craving for Banana Muffins and Evan desperately needed a stimulating activity that wasn’t part of our regular routine. I noticed I had some bananas stashed in the freezer and decided morning-time baking would be the perfect activity for us, but I had very few ingredients to work with.  I have to […]

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the 8 a.m. list

Yesterday, I was a bad mom. I was too busy to listen. I lost my temper. I yelled. I cried. Thank goodness for a new day, right? When I woke up this morning, I started my routine and realized … this was it!  My morning routine was lost yesterday. Henry was up early and I […]

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diy pureed foods

Eating healthy is something that everyone thinks about.  We take the time to prepare healthy and delicious foods for our families so why not use those same foods to make your babies first pureed bites? I am a mom that has been making “baby food” for FOUR AND A HALF YEARS!  Not because I have that […]

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summertime blues

Summer. Just saying the word, instantly makes most people beam like the July sun. Long warm days, swimming pools, popsicles, vacations.  The lazy hazy days of summer are usually most people’s favorite time of year. But for this working Mom, summer can also be one of the hardest times of year. I think the summer, […]

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surviving and thriving

If you want to get technical, last summer was our first as a family of three. Having had a winter 2013 baby, summer with a squishy 6-month-old was nothing but sweet stroller naps, stretching out on blankets in the shade and plenty of other willing arms to hold on to her for a while. Pretty […]

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