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The unexpected can become the greatest gift. Baby M turns 1!

July 22, 2014

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The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh If I could have known. If I could have planned. If I could have said, “it’s not the right time.” I would have never known, could […]

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Traditions, Family and “Famous” Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

February 24, 2012

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“If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh quote I love tradition. There is a […]

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Sharing a post with so much heart: Happy Donna Day.

February 14, 2012

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I had every intention of doing the usual commercially-driven Valentine’s Day festivities this year. You know, a basket of trinkets and sweets from the dollar store and fancy, store-bought cupcakes that we’ll ooh and aah over for a few minutes and I’ll toss by the end of the week while the kids are in school.…

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Love is…Everyday.

February 13, 2012

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“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” ~ Mother Theresa For weeks I have wanted to participate in Northwest Mommy’s Monday Listicles, but for whatever reason the timing was never quite right, and then this week, the topic was “LOVE” and […]

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Dear Ellis, a Letter to my Father-in-Law.

January 30, 2012

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Dear Ellis, I always start every post with a quote and for today, in this letter to you, this quote feels right in my heart. “And you, while you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups on my table.”   ~ Tang Dynasty Poem Although we are even further than 1,000 miles away, […]

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“Romancing” Romance.

January 9, 2012

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“Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.” ~ Amanda Cross Ahhh yes, “the dust of everyday life”..or as I call it “the routine.” There are some things I love about routine…the predictability, the scheduling, planning the knowing what is going to happen, when it’s going to happen, […]

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Finding Moments for Tiny Delights.

January 3, 2012

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“I have never been a millionaire. But I have enjoyed a crackling fire, a glorious sunset, a walk with a friend, and a hug from a child. There are plenty of life’s tiny delights for all of us.” Jack Anthony Tonight as I sat on my bed working a bit while the kids were out […]

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Wishing You Lots of Unseen Things in 2012

December 30, 2011

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Simple smiles show the world we carry within.

December 26, 2011

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“Think of the world you carry within you.” ~Rainer Maria Rilke Amidst what has been nonstop craziness over the past 3 days, I still stop frequently to capture simple moments with the minis.  Little things like a stroller ride, a bout of giggles or Q rocking his new hat are all special.  Simple but special.  […]

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An Everyday Miracle for The Holidays…

December 19, 2011

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“Now you just believe, that’s all you have to do – Just believe.” An Ohio Farmer What do you know about miracles? Have you had one happen in your life? Do you believe in them? By definition a miracle is a noun: mir·a·cle/ˈmirikəl/ Noun: A surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural […]

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