Archive | March, 2012

“Recognition of Kindness is the beginning of Wisdom.”

March 30, 2012

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Kindness is more important than wisdom and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom. – Theodore Isaac Rubin Kindness is on the brain.  I have not only been the recipient of great kindness as of late, but also, I seem to be witnessing it all around me. The kindness spectrum is a broad […]

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If you feel like “Running from Hell,” chase “Mynewfavoriteweek’ly Inspiration.”

March 27, 2012

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“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” ~Unknown To think I first met El from “Running from Hell with El” on Facebook is so crazy to me.  At first I thought it was “Running from Hell with E” which made sense to me in […]

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Humility, Advocacy and “The Greatest Love.”

March 26, 2012

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This post is a combination of emotions today. I am humbled to put myself in front of you.  I am advocating for a cause I believe in so strongly because I have lived it and I am sharing a piece of writing I submitted for a contest that captures both of these things and all […]

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Reminded by “Mynewfavoriteweek’ly Inspiration” that being a “Lucky Mom” is not all luck.

March 20, 2012

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“Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.” ~ Bo Bennett I was instantly drawn into my featured interviewee today.  Just her name alone was like a beacon for my heart.  As I learned more and more about the wonderful blogger community on Facebook, she was one of my first and favorites. […]

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“The Happiness found in Growing Down.”

March 18, 2012

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“You will find more happiness growing down than up.”  ~Author Unknown Today is a special day in many ways. It’s my Grandma’s birthday and although she passed away 7 years ago, she is always close to my heart. In many ways, my babies are so lucky because they too get to have a special relationship […]

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A helping hand.

March 16, 2012

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In our thoughts and in our actions this is a lovely reminder as we start the day and go into the weekend. I hope if you need it there are hands to help you, real or virtual, and if you can offer your kindness to someone else who may need it, it can surely make […]

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“Just Enough” sugar for Life’s Lemonade.

March 15, 2012

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“One should take children’s philosophy to heart.  They do not despise a bubble because it bursts.  They immediately set to work on another one.”  ~ Keynote As you know by now, while we as a family and myself personally move forward constantly “trying” to add more and more sugar to our proverbial lemons to make […]

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Dress up? Yes please. Special event style.

March 13, 2012

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Thanks to Walgreens for underwriting this post. I was paid as a member of the Clever Girls Collective, but the content is all mine. Visit http://www.discoverbeautywithin.com/. “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is […]

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What’s to love about women?

March 12, 2012

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“The practice of putting women on pedestals began to die out when it was discovered that they could give orders better from there” ~Betty Grable It’s Monday and today’s topic from Stasha over at Northwest Mommy was too good to pass up.  In honor of International Woman’s Day last week and the fact that I […]

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The sounds of letting go.

March 6, 2012

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“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein “Maaammma” Q says as his feet pad across the hardwood floor looking for me. E gives a high pitched squeal delighted by whatever is in front of her. I can imagine the electric smile charged with sunshine as it flashes across her face.  […]

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