Monthly Archives: November 2013

Congratulations from Buddy the Elf!

Well, I did it. Every single day for a month. EVEN THOUGH during this month I hosted an artist open house, was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, and our car was stolen. It just proves (to myself anyway) that if you … Continue reading

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Not. Giving. Up.

My husband’s car was stolen a couple of days ago, and I am at the very Very end of my VERY frayed rope. I have spent the day car shopping with three kids and getting the auto loan pre-qualification papers … Continue reading

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Five Dollar Christmas Challenge

I used to love Christmas when I was single. Decorating the tree, putting up the lights, wrapping and shopping for all the gifts. But that was before. Before kids and mortgages and the stress of being a responsible adult in … Continue reading

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The Quiltmaker’s Gift

Have you seen this wonderful little book? It is perfect for sharing on Thanksgiving. The Quiltmaker’s Gift by Jeff Brumbeau is a beautiful story, both in its core message and visually stunning illustrations, of a greedy and dissatisfied king who … Continue reading

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Hierarchy of Needs

I’d like to write more about this subject, but since it’s been a day of doctor visits and alternately icing and heating my back and neck muscles so I could move around (after my almost gluten-free Thanksgiving food), I will … Continue reading

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An Almost Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

I guess I spoke too soon last night when I said that I didn’t get sick after eating the wonderful gluten-free Thanksgiving dinner my family took so much care to make. I woke up this morning with a headache again, … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

I am stuffed. In a good way. My family (and especially my mom) is so awesome and went the extra mile to make almost all of the Thanksgiving food we had today gluten-free and dairy-free so I could enjoy stuffing … Continue reading

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Another Saturday Night

I’m getting kind of tired of being “conscious” every single day.  Mindfulness and inspiration become trite when you write about them every day.  I want the things I write to be worthy of your time, but I just don’t think … Continue reading

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When the Ceiling Fell In My Eye

This story is for you, dear lovely reader who loved the tampon story so much it made you snort. 😉 Here’s another story for you. *** Once upon a time, when I was in college, I had just returned from … Continue reading

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Embrace the Present

Originally posted on The Conscious Mom's Journey:
I’ve had a busy, let’s say… emotionally diverse day, which ended with the kids chasing each other around half naked — screaming at each other over an hour past bedtime — and…

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