Okay, so apparently, I was nominated for another award, which I am thrilled by. Seriously. Plus, I like passing the love onto other bloggers, so let’s do this....more

What I learned in 2014 and hope for in the new year

And now, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the obligatory new year post.*drumroll*(Seriously do the drumroll noise in your head.)(Or out loud, if you want to.)Ok, now that that's out of the way, let's get started....more


From my blog, Take It Easy published 24 November 2014...more

I'm no longer interested in being a "1 Hit Wonder"

“Do you ever just get frustrated that you don’t have something you’re great at?  I know I’m good at a lot of things, and, given time and effort, I could be great at them as well…  But, I know myself.  I get bored easily, and what feels fun one week turns into a chore the next.  I am surrounded by such an amazing group of talented people and almost every single day I get jealous and depressed, because I haven’t found my ‘thing’ yet.  How do I narrow it down to one, five, or even ten things that I’d like to learn and become better at?  I’m sick of waiting for it ...more

No More Parenting on the Sidelines: Things I Want My Kids to Know

I don't want to be a side line parent. Always cheering for my kids in the crowd, instead of actively engaging with them.I want to follow my kids lead, instead of living vicariously through them. I want to celebrate their differences and appreciate the uniqueness of them....more
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Hopes for Myself as a Mother

It’s an odd place to get parenting advice, but the best story regarding mothering I ever heard was from Penn Jillette on Marc Maron’s podcast WTF. Penn talked about how his mother’s philosophy was that she loved and cherished her children for who they were, from the moment of birth, and never for what they did. She delighted in their joys, but it was never about accomplishments....more

Your Daily Reading: “Living Wide Awake” Secret Hopes for Plans or Relationships 4-7-12

Balance ambition with forward thinking as you’re capable and have so much energy to utilize today.In all creative aspects you excel; and it’s important to feel respected and admired.So, diversify and vary your tasks to keep the creativity going.Opposing Energies: depression, unexpected problems, manipulation, confrontations, vulnerability, boundariesToday’s challenges are easily overcome with thinking positive and having acceptance....more

Two Strikes, Three Fouls And...

bridget Two Strikes, Three Fouls And…     I have three kids and over the years, at their requests I have bought two electric guitars, a keyboard, an acoustic guitar and a clarinet. Do any of my children play any of these instruments? Not really. My middle one plays the clarinet when forced to but she has been telling me all year that she wants to give it up....more

In The Mornings

In the mornings. This is the time of day that I feel so refreshed, so rejuvenated. I am quite certain that I can accomplish anything.In the calm of my car, during my 45 minute commute to work, this is the time that I contemplate the future. It must be the sweet morning air, or the privilege of watching the sun rise over a land so beautiful that it takes my breath away (yes, Minnesota is good for some things)....more

In the morning anything is possible. I love that feeling.

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Following your dream...

No matter where it takes you is always the best way to go!  We grow every day now with confidence and satisfaction that we are finally exactly where we are suppose to be in our lives. Kimberly Peterson Freelance Writer, Photographer, Entrepreneur & Jack of All Trades Visit our website at or our blog at Liv...more