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

February 14, 2012


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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Help Amelia and Spread the Word.

January 16, 2012


There is no time for a quote, for this we must dive right in… Like Holly states in her post, I had not intended to post today, but when I saw this on Elastamom’s blog, I had to help spread the word and I immediately signed the petition. It’s a real life, happening now, […]

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Top 6 Special Ideas for Special Families for the Holidays.

December 12, 2011


We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents. We do not choose our historical epoch, the country of our birth, or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing. We do not, most of us, choose to die; nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death. But within this […]

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Worlds Collide to become Virtually Real and Really Virtual.

December 6, 2011


“Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things.”  ~ Unknown In this day and age, worlds collide and when they do it can be for good and bad.  Bad and good. Let’s start with the good. As you are all aware, Saturday night was our holiday party and it was both amazing […]

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Finding strength in Holdin’ Holden? It’s a new “Mynewfavoriteweek’ly Inspiration.”

November 18, 2011


“To overcome difficulties is to experience the full delight of existence.” ~ Authur Schoepenhauer I am really loving the ‘Mynewfavoriteweek’ly Inspiration’ Series, because it introduces me (and hopefully you!) to so many interesting people. Some of whom I interact with on a frequent basis, but really only know them from their written word in the […]

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Coffee is on…Welcome to ‘mynewfavoriteday’

November 17, 2011


“A smile is the universal welcome.” ~ Max Eastman Waves and smiles to all of you that may be joining us from my new Yahoo! blog! Yay!  So happy you are here and thanks for popping by. Feel free to put your feet up, grab a cup of coffee or glass of wine depending on […]

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One of “Mynewfavoriteweek’ly Inspirations” is “Dumpster Diving,” Find out why.

November 12, 2011


“You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.” ~ Swedish Proverb Determination, this is the word that strikes me when I think about the incredible person I am about to share with you.  As […]

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Can we and should we protect our little girls’ self-esteem?

October 10, 2011

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“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.” ~ Unknown I like this quote because it is both a humorous visual as well as a bit sobering. I think about self-esteem often as it relates to myself and my ability to notice even the slightest bit of girth as it sneaks onto […]

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Whoo Hoo, ‘mnfd’ has been nominated on! Please, please vote!

October 5, 2011


“Our truest life is when we are in dream s awake”~ Henry David Thoreau I can barely contain my excitement as my dear friend Lisa nominated “Mynewfavoriteday” for best “All-around Mom Blog” on  As many of you know, my dream is to take ‘mnfd’ beyond these pages into new pages, public speaking and advocacy […]

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You will get older, but have you lived?

August 23, 2011


“Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough”. ¨Groucho Marx AGE, such an interesting concept. Coming off of this weekend, my age has strangely become top of mind.  My best guess as to why, starts with the fact that when I am around […]

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