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Time for Mom: A Road Map for 2009

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If you’ve read more than three blogs this past week, you’ve for sure landed on some posts that talk about setting goals or making resolutions for the New Year. It seems that everyone, including me, loves this opportunity for a fresh start. By the time December arrives, the year has become messy and cluttered. Oh! […]

When Christmas Isn’t So Merry

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This past week my eyes are opened to the realization that for some people Christmas will not be so merry. For our family, we are grieving the loss of someone we loved very much. We spent several Christmases with my mother-in-law, and now, everywhere I turn something reminds me of her. A brightly colored sweater […]

December 21st

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Four days left. December 25th looms on the calendar. Are you ready? It seems that there’s this big, frantic deadline approaching. In years past, I’d be feeling anxious by now. I haven’t baked but one kind of cookie.I haven’t driven around looking at Christmas lights with the fam.I haven’t even addressed a single Christmas card. […]

When Do You Say When? Having Babies, Building Families (Part Four)

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The conversation started here. A few months ago Libby wrote me and asked, Here is the thing: do you think that your family would have felt complete if you had only given birth to boys? I ask because I have three precious sons, hard won after years of infertility treatment. They are the center of […]

Time for MOM: Make a Record of It

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One of the things that I have found so helpful, especially after a holiday, is to take notes of the projects I try or the mels I create. I like to write down what worked and what bombed. In this way, I have a record of what things to repeat and what to pitch. You […]

Time for MOM: Have You Got a LIFE LIST?

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A few weeks ago I spent a couple hours at a local bakery — by myself. Yeah, I know. By myself. I fed the baby, grabbed my Bible and a notebook, and left the house – by myself. I haven’t done that much in the last three months. I felt naked almost. I know many […]

Book It! French Women Don’t Get Fat

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One book that I read this past year has a rather intriguing title; French Women Don’t Get Fat. Subtitled, The Secret of Eating for Pleasure, this book by Mireille Guiliano is a super easy read – I think I whipped through it in about 2 days. All I knew about this book was the title. […]

Time for Mom: Indulge Yourself

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While I know a few moms who make themselves first in all things, the general MOM population that I am acquainted with tends to follow the martyr route. Mom attends to everyone else’s needs before her own. Myself included. It’s not uncommon that while my peeps are watching a movie or playing video games, I’m […]