On Affirmation

To J. S. When I was in junior high and high school, at various camps and church events and retreats, we did what was called affirmations. Most of the time this was written down. Your name on a card passed around the room for everyone to write something positive about you. Mine always listed things […]

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On Quiet.

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Hello? Is this thing on? The blog’s been rather quiet these last few weeks. It’s crossed my mind a few times and I’ve dreamt of words I’d like to throw into this space but the clock ticks on and I climb into bed only to awake hours later already reeling. It’s the middle of January […]

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Vaccinations and MSNBC.

Last week I wrote a little bit about how I feel about vaccinations especially in light of the fact that there is now a confirmed case of Measles in Minnesota. The post over on Star Tribune took off, the comments ON BOTH SIDES, went a little crazy and then MSNBC called me. So Wednesday morning, […]

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Mommy, I Need You.

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In the after dinner bustle of cleaning up the kitchen and getting homework done and backpacks checked and baths and lunches and just all that school night chaos, Miss F grabbed my legs and said, “Mommy, I need you!”  Clear as a bell. “Mommy, I need you.” “You need me?” I asked surprised. My only […]

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Ice Castles in Eden Prairie {Giveaway!!}

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I was kind of skeptical of the whole ice castle thing having never gone before but with weather in the 30′s this past weekend I thought it’d be such a simple, fun thing to do. Plus I had heard rumors there might be some Frozen infused fun happening. We made the jaunt to the Eden […]

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My Fourth Stitch Fix.

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My 4th Stitch Fix arrived over the weekend and I couldn’t wait to rip open the box. As you know I really enjoyed my first and second boxes but my third one majorly missed the mark. I had high hopes that with some more notes and direction in my profile this one would be a […]

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Paddington

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From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (HARRY POTTER), PADDINGTON tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all […]

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Four Reasons to Go See The New Annie Movie!

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Miss E and I went to see the prescreening of the new Annie Movie last weekend and here’s four reasons we think you should go see it now that’s it open in theaters too: 1. You’ll get those Frozen songs OUT OF YOUR HEAD and replace them with a new-old soundtrack. We weren’t out of […]

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Citrus Lane #2 {Great Last Minute/Long Lasting Gift Idea!}

So you probably remember back in October when I tried out Citrus Lane . I wasn’t super impressed but promised I would try it once more and just “see” if it got better. I actually totally forgot about it until I got an email that my checking account was charged the subscription fee and a box was […]

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Lost My Name Personalized Book Giveaway

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I’m pretty much a sucker for anything personalized. Initials, monograms, names. I will take them all, please. So I really was excited about this new Lost My Name book that Miss E was recently sent. The book was started as a DIY project by three dads and an uncle in the UK and is spreading […]

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