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Merry Christmas: My Virtual Christmas Card ❤️

Hi darling readers, Christmas is right around the corner which means the end of the year is quickly approaching.  Once I get my gifts wrapped and meals planned, I start to allow myself the space to count each year's blessings. The readers of this blog are certainly one my life's greatest blessings. You guys have made this platform for encouragement and practical advice for mothers a frequented space. I don't feel like I'm speaking to the great unknown. Every email…

On gratitude and goals.

Let me confess, I am not typically a fan of Thanksgiving.  I have always struggled with the idea of gluttony.  I grew up in remarkably humble means, grateful for anything and everything.  Thanksgiving has always struck as one day of year when suddenly everyone is thankful, and I hate that.  I wholeheartedly believe we should be thankful all the time. This year, I'm taking a new approach to the holiday.  I'm choosing to see Thanksgiving as a special day of…

Happy Thanksgiving!

When I was about six years old, my aunt took me to the community pool.  Up until that point, I was sure I could swim. Upon getting there, I immediately saw a friend from school and he suggested we jump off the low dive.   I had no reason to believe I couldn't swim adequately enough to get from the low dive to the ladder so I went for it.  The whole incident lasted no more than four minutes.  I jumped in,…