A Slide 36 Years in the Making

Last week I did something new and brave thanks to a recent round of fresh counseling sessions: I slid down a water slide with NO inhibitions! I grabbed the overhead bar with both fists, swung hard, launched myself, leaned back, crossed my arms on my chest and FLEW!!!! I have NEVER gone down a water…

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You Have Divine Beauty – Use it for Good.

God put SO much beauty into one simple rose, just imagine how much beauty He’s put into you! Sure, we have our thorny, prickly moments. But I believe people, YOU included, have much more beauty inside than they realize – beauty of character and conversion, compassion and charity, that’s just still trying to blossom. ♥️ Let God…

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Being Real about Insecurities in Motherhood

I completely lost it today. In a moment of stressful madness as we were running late, dealing with miscommunication, and some unexpected chaos, I hurried kids out the door. The first kid sprinted out the front screen door and the second trailed close behind, running right into the slamming screen door. Smack! Shock. Cut cheek.…

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"Try Everything" Dance Workout and an End of Year Pep Talk

Last month, I came across a COMMENT (Woot! Woot!) on my first dance workout video: I LOVE this video and the dance! It makes me smile. When I am back on my feet, I will be learning your dance! Thanks for sharing and congrats on losing + keeping off 70lbs! I was ecstatic!  It was…

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Head Shot Bloopers and a Lip Sync: Taking Time to De-stress Between Surgeries

Last Friday I desperately needed a mental break.  I needed to laugh, though I wanted to cry.  But for work, I really needed to get a professional headshot done that evening.  After a day of doctor’s appointments, debating what kind of reconstruction I’ll have after a mastectomy, I needed to look happy, professional, and capable.  All…

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Money Talks

 I’d had it with my kids.  “It’s NOT as good as theirs.”  “I’m not as fast as them.”  “Why can’t I do it like they did?”  Homeschooling is great for a lot of reasons, but getting to be the audience to phrases like this is definitely my least favorite part.  I needed to make a…

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To Weed or Not to Weed, That Is The Question

 Today the Facebook world learned how unlearned I am in the area of Botany.  I posted these pictures asking if anyone knew what kinds of plants they were since I couldn’t tell if they were weeds.  I remembered planting some things last spring, but couldn’t remember what or where. Thankfully friends set me straight right…

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