Tag Archives: Parenting

What would you do? A question worth asking Everytime.

April 13, 2015

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   “When I stand before God in the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.” Erma Bombeck  Ever since I stared blogging almost 3 years ago, I have kept a list. Religiously adding titles for […]

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“It starts with why:” a decision of the heart

October 16, 2014

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Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. Ralph Waldo Emerson Decisions are not made with our minds they are made with our hearts. As a business person one of my favorite leadership theorists is Simon Sinek. He wrote a book, and more importantly did a TED talk about his book, […]

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How to show life 1,000 reasons to Smile (even if it’s shaky)

October 9, 2014

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“When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.” – Unknown You may have sensed I am back for a reason. Back to my safe place, the place I think about when I get overwhelmed, to take refuge in my words, as little by little […]

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Trusting your self-trust is the best thing you can do for you.

March 20, 2014

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“Self-trust is the first secret of success, the belief that if you are here the authorities of the universe put you here, and for cause, or with some task strictly appointed you in your constitution, and so long as you work at that you are well and successful.” ~ Swami Kriyananda [J. Donald Walters] (born 1926) […]

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My evolution of Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2014

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Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away. ~ Marcus Aurelius I remember standing and looking in the mirror when I was 18, 19, 20  years […]

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The path to possibility is paved with small steps (E’s walking debut).

January 22, 2014

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“There is always one unexpected moment in life when a door opens up to let the future in.” ~ Graham Green In many ways this happens to me every single day.  Some days it is a welcome breeze blowing through to clear out the cobwebs, and some days it is more like a typhoon compressed […]

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A spectrum of vulnerability.

May 31, 2013

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“It is not our toughness that keeps us warm at night, but our tenderness which makes others want to keep us warm.” ~ Harold Lyon I have never really been good at asking directly for help.  In many ways it always felt like I was somehow in turn admitting I was weak.  Even now, I […]

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Love sees what is most true.

April 25, 2013

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“Love is not blind. Love sees what is most true.” ~ Vanna Bonta As I sit here 26 weeks pregnant today and approach each day with caution,  I can feel my love for our new baby girl grow exponentially.  I wait anxiously for the smallest movements, rolls, kicks and pokes. I count each day and each week backwards from […]

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Red Light, Green Light and the joys of Yellow Light.

February 5, 2013

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“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going to fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” ~ Eddie Cantor “Red Light, STOP!” “Green Light, run run run!” Fits of giggles and laughter from little Q filled the air.  It was a simple day. […]

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Thankful: every moment can be something.

November 21, 2012

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“Do not wait for life. Do not long for it. Be aware, always and at every moment, that the miracle is in the here and now.” Marcel Proust Click, click. The snaps of Q’s harness clicked into place as my fingers fumbled on his high chair this morning. My eyes brimmed with tears. Beyond the […]

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