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Finding Calm in the Crazy

September 12, 2014

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My life has been crazy this year. I planned a wedding, got married, launched a new blogazine, and merged two houses into one a couple of weeks before the wedding. And that was all in the first five months of the year. I went on to have the four younger kids here for a month, […]

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What’s Under Your Rug?

September 16, 2013

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All of us have something under our rug. It might be as small as a corn kernel or as big as a corpse, but I am confident we each have something we have happily swept under the rug, thinking it’s easier to place it there than deal with it. Thankfully we all come equipped with […]

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“Instead of complaining that the rose bush is full of thorns, be happy the thorn bush has roses.” ~Proverb On the last two miles of my typical run course, I often see an older woman out for a walk. I don’t know her name, but I have a brief exchange with her each time I […]

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G is for Great

May 28, 2013

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Driving home recently, Monkey started telling me what a great letter “G” was in the alphabet. It seemed like an unusual start to a conversation, so I asked him to explain his thoughts to me. Monkey told me he was thinking of all the good words for the letters in the alphabet as we were […]

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On Turning Three

April 18, 2013

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Curled up with a hot cup of coffee, listening to the rain pattering outside on this spring morning, I am thinking about the past three years of my life. I am reflecting on all the events–big and small–as I contemplate the impact of Naked Girl in a Dress on my life and that of my […]

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