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HAPPY LITTLE THINGS

Melancholy. Feeling blue. Despondency. Overwhelm. I wasn’t diagnosed with clinical depression until well into adulthood, but thankfully, I had by then found some small ways of coping. One of these is my Happy Little Things. Call it gratitude, thankfulness, looking for the silver lining, or just learning to stay positive. Whatever name it goes by, […]

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LOVE YOUR FACE

For the most part, the 30’s have been amazing. It’s like your brain finally puts things in order – who/what to care about, who/what NOT to. There’s a pruning of what’s important, shedding the negative and really enjoying what life has to offer. That all said, not everything in the 30’s has been smooth.  And, […]

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TO THE MOM IN A FUNK

Dear Moms, It’s January.  It’s grey and cold and the holidays are over.  There are toys all the places, thank you notes that aren’t writing themselves, and a stretch of indoor play that seems potentially endless.  And those are some prime ingredients for a good, solid funk, if I ever did see them. A funk […]

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SHEET PAN PINEAPPLE CHICKEN FAJITAS

This post republished with permission from Ally’s Sweet and Savory Who doesn’t like dinner served with just one dirty dish to clean up? These Sheet Pan Pineapple Chicken Fajitas do just that! This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.   Hey y’all.  How ya doing?  I’m a bit flabbergasted that October is nearing an […]

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CHECK YOUR PULSE

It seems everyone these days has a way to instantly check his/her heart rate.  Exercise trackers are the Tiffany’s heart charm bracelet of the 2010’s.  We all know how far we’ve walked, how well we’ve slept, and how quickly blood is being thrust through our veins.  This matters. But what is the pulse of your […]

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HOW FULL IS YOUR BUCKET?

If you have (or have had) a school-age child recently, chances are you’ve heard about their “bucket.”  This comes from the children’s book How Full is Your Bucket? by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer, which is a favorite of elementary schools.  The concept is simple.  Everyone has an invisible bucket.  Things you do and things […]

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TO MY TWINS, ON OUR 913th DAY OF NURSING

Dear Jeremiah and Avani, Today is our 913th and last day of nursing. You are two and a half years old today, and today will be the very last time that you have “momo.” We started nursing a few weeks after you were born, in the neonatal intensive care unit, before you even knew how […]

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QC ULTIMATE SUMMER PROGRAM GUIDE

Summer in the Quad Cities! If you’re looking for fun, educational, theatrical and sportsy activities – we’ve got the ultimate guide for you! CAMPS Looking for something unique? Rivermont Collegiate Summer Camps have you covered. There are tons of programs for kids preschool through eighth grade. We love the unique programs like coding for kids, little engineers, […]

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