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Day 5: Celebrating Friends

Today on Day 5 of my Celebrating Thanks Project, we are celebrating Friends. Friends is such a great topic to discuss, because I have been blessed with so many in my life. Friends from my childhood, college, colleagues that I have met along the way, and of course, all my new mommy blogger friends! My friends are my circle of life. They give me such joy, stress, and happiness all at the same time, that it is hard to put into words the many thanks I have for them. People always make fun of me when I say I have lots of best friends. But this is my philosophy....more

Day 4: Celebrate and Be Thankful for Family

Welcome back my friends! Today is Day 4 of my 28 Days of Celebrating Thanks project, and today we are being thankful for Family. What does family mean to you? For some, family is blood, and others it's the amazing friends that they have met through their lifetime. I have such a great mix of those, and can't start to even name all those amazing people in my life. But today, lets talk about my blood family. Those are the people, that have never failed me, and can't imagine what my life would be if I didn't have the kind of relationship with them that I do....more

Day 3: Someone That Lifts You Up

Today's post in the Celebrating Thanks project, is about a person or people in your life that lift you up. Someone that brings positivity to your life, who doesn't hold you back. They have your back, they want you to succeed, and most importantly, never judge you. I have been fortunate in my life to have many of these people, family and friends, who have surrounded me and given me strength....more

"Oh, You're A Joiner" - Why I Joined NanoWrimo

She sat across from me at the local coffee shop, checking her phone, looking around as we "got to know each other." I was the new gal in town and since it wasn't my first rodeo, I was out there doing what I do best or at the very least what I know I need to do to acquire that sense of belonging in a new place. I was reaching out to a fellow mom, a local, in the hopes of finding that one friend that can instantly take you from outsider status to outsider with a friend status....more
Karen Ballum I agree. I'm learning to wear my label with a smile. ;-)more

28 Days of Celebrating Thanks

Have you ever looked back on a year and thought about everything that you really should be thankful for? Things you should have celebrated at the moment but just didn't have the chance (or the time for that matter) to actually sit back and be truly thankful for what has been brought into your life? ...more
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Celebrating Thanks Day 2: A Time When You Were Strong

Was there a time in your life where you were at your strongest? I know that we are all strong in our own ways, every single day, but how did that one time being as strong as you could, impact your life? There are many times I have been strong in the face of adversity, or just sometimes strong enough to get through the day. But today, I decided not to write about my strength, but the strength that I see in one of my great friends who is facing cancer for the third time in her life. She is 30 years old....more

Celebrating Thanks Day 1: Blessings

It is so ironic for me that I started out this 28 Days of Celebrating Thanks with the first days topic being a blessing that you are thankful for in your life. Because if would have created this project 3 years ago, Day 1, would have probably never started out with talking about blessings. Blessings might have been one of the last on the list. And today, I am ashamed to say that....more

Xbox One Giveaway

Xbox One #Giveaway This is an awesome giveaway!  I’m sure you know this is the brand new Xbox! Good luck! Welcome to the #ItsChristmas, Xbox One Giveaway.  Organized by Mom Powered Media ...more

Wouldn't You Like to Be a Pepper Too?

Despite the witty title, this is a programming note.  And a warning if you hate people who post every day for the hell of it.Today, November 1st, kicks off a month of various writing challenges.  Since I am not a creative writer and have the patience of my cat when the food dish is empty at 4 AM, I am not participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)....more