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Lost and Found on Hallowed Ground.

September 11, 2012

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“The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.” ~ Norman Victor Peale As I watch the lone police man walking through the deserted streets under the too bright halogen lights, I feel a sense of wonder. My hotel room overlooks the World Trade Center Memorial and reconstruction. […]

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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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Shorter Days, Longer Nights, and a Future Worth Living For.

February 28, 2012

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“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for” ~ Anonymous Oh how this is all true and the last part I feel everyday, in moments too many to count. As you all came on “the haircut” journey yesterday, […]

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When one door closes a new door to happiness opens.

February 27, 2012

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“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” ~ Helen Keller There is a wet film pooling in my eyes, I am not crying, and the tears will not form to flow […]

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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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Weekly Photo Challenge: Ready, Set, Live.

February 10, 2012

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“We are always getting ready to live, but never living” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Within this smile, is a spirit that is in fact living and ready for anything that comes its way. Little E inspires me everyday to look at things differently, to remind myself and others that you need not do anything monumental […]

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A Balancing Act with a “Mayonnaise Jar & 2 Beers”

January 27, 2012

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This post is by no means original, but it’s worth repeating as we all swirl around in our busy lives, prioritizing, juggling and re-prioritizing.  What’s also lovely about this post, is that my friend K, one of the G8 (my Ya-Yas) sent it to me so that I might specifically share it on my blog, […]

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Big and Little.

January 22, 2012

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“As happens sometimes, a moment settled and hovered and remained for much more than a moment. And sound stopped and movement stopped for much, much more than a moment.” ~John Steinbeck. I have a another post stored up inside of me as you might guess by my recent travels to NYC where I stayed across […]

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Where do the chronicles of “Klonopin” and “Unconventional Wisdom” meet? On “Mynewfavoriteweek’ly Inspiration!”

January 16, 2012

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“Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.” ~ Unknown As I go to write this post, the thing that comes across the most about these 2 very funny, insightful and yet vulnerable people is that they have a gift.  Both Mina and Tom vacillate between being brilliantly and wickedly […]

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Help Amelia and Spread the Word.

January 16, 2012

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There is no time for a quote, for this we must dive right in… Like Holly states in her post, http://www.notaperfectmomsblog.com/2012/01/help-amelia-spread-the-word/#comment-6625 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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