TWO.

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And just like that our youngest, our last, our little Frannie. She’s two. Two years have never gone so fast, yet, it’s as though she’s still our babe that we’re carting here and there and everywhere. I am loving this age and stage with Frannie. She is busy and funny and so, so smiley. She […]

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On The Best Yes I Can Give Myself.

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Last week, because of life’s commitments, my inability to say no and everything landing on the same week I found myself out four nights out of five. Three of those nights were “work” related and these evenings were in addition to going downtown a couple days, doing some media work within my community and trying […]

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Farm Babies at the Minnesota Zoo {Giveaway!}

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The farm babies are back at the Minnesota Zoo for the month of April and my littles and I paid them a visit over spring break. We loved it, I knew Miss F would especially love the baby animals and hands down her favorite were the baby goats who loved nibbling right out of her […]

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Moms Rock! Expo Coming to Minneapolis

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Moms Rock! Expo is coming to Minneapolis this spring so mark your calendars, grab your girlfriends and make a weekend of it because the Minneapolis Convention Center will soon by crawling with MOMS! Moms Rock! Expo (May 2-3, 2015) is two amazing days, just for moms, filled with inspiring and informative Keynote Speakers, Real Talk […]

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My Fifth Stitch Fix

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My 5th Stitch Fix came today and I’ve been awaiting this one. With early spring like weather in Minnesota and my birthday approaching I knew that I wanted to update my spring wardrobe FAST. It was scheduled to arrive March 20 but when it hadn’t shipped by Thursday, March 19 I was a little nervous. […]

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But I’m Not a Wicked Stepmother! Review

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I gave up on most blended family and stepmom books years and years ago. I found most unrelatable or unrealistic and the worst culprits- the “faith” based ones that told me that prayer would make everything work out just fine. {Yes, I’m a believer in prayer but I’m also a believer in good, ol’ fashioned […]

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On Cinderella

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Miss E and I went to a prescreening of Disney’s Cinderella last week and to say we loved it is quite an understatement. Disney really outdid themselves this time. The movie is breathtaking and beautiful and true to the fairy tale yet made today and I promise it will be a beloved favorite. The story […]

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On Yellow Paint

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In March 2006, my mom came over and painted an entire little room yellow in preparation for my first baby. We didn’t know if we were having a boy or a girl so the room was yellow and I spent many an afternoon wandering through Pottery Barn dreaming up just how I wanted it to […]

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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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