all by myself

Routine, schedule, comfortable, familiar and predictable. These are words I like more than any others. Starting a new school year brings all of that, and after a summer of not keeping track of time or schedules, I usually crave the start of school. This year was so much different though and if I could have […]

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hi, how are you?

Hi, how are you? How do you answer that question? Good.  Fine.  Tired.  Busy.  OK. Recently, there have been so many times where I have found myself caught up in the busyness of life. I have a job, a husband, 2 kids in school and activities and a lot on my mind. I have posed […]

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let your love shine through

I was enjoying a lovely chat, when a friend asked if I’d be sending Rhys to preschool … I was surprised to suddenly feel a physical sensation as if I’d been buzzed by a taser in my chest. I got so overclemped it was hard to say yes, even though that was the answer. “Where […]

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moms night out {registration open}

You deserve a night out! That’s why we are so excited for our next fun Moms Night Out. Get your  friends together and join us for an awesome night at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport! You do not want to miss this special event! Your ticket includes: food and drink entry to the Figge […]

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drew’s faithful feet

Do you know someone who has been affected by stillbirth or early infant loss?  Most of you could probably answer that question with a “yes”, while secretly wishing it was a big fat “NO”! I wish I could say “no” as well, but unfortunately, my family has experienced both stillbirth and early infant death.  To […]

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mind chatter of a struggling exerciser

We’re interrupting this post to tell you we’re having a GIVEAWAY over on Facebook! We’ve planned another great Moms Night Out and we’re giving you the chance to WIN tickets before registration opens on Thursday! We’ll give you a set of tickets so you can bring a friend! All you have to do is leave […]

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top five ways whitewater rafting is like motherhood

Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m not the adventurous type. I’d much rather curl up with a good book than go zip-lining any day. But on a recent family vacation, I had the opportunity to try something new. You know, get out of my comfort zone. Live dangerously. Actually, I just wanted to prove to my […]

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running lessons: learning to breathe

This is the second edition of 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 second of many lessons learned while running.  You can read the first lesson about slowing the pace here. I’ve asked my runner husband before […]

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indoor fun

Kids are back in school (or will be soon) and that means fall, and cooler weather, is just around the corner.  I am bringing some of our favorite summer time activities indoors for those days when it is too wet and chilly to make it outside. I have two boys and anytime we go outside […]

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adjusting to back to school (with Nelson Chiropractic)

By the looks of the Facebook newsfeed, it’s back to school time. Today, we’re sharing some back to school information from our awesome sponsor, Nelson Chiropractic. Time to pack up the pool gear and take out the school gear! For most moms this is a bittersweet time of year. You’ve probably enjoyed having your little ones around […]

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