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gratefulheart

START EACH DAY WITH A GRATEFUL HEART

The sign in our hallway reads “Start each day with a grateful heart”. A simple message. Should be so easy but let’s be real, you and I both know life can make it difficult to execute this task every day.  The alarm goes off and the feeling of dread for this night owl comes over […]

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HAPPINESS IN THE MOMENT

 I’m a planner. I overthink nearly everything. I am a recovering “type-A”. When they say “wisdom comes with age” maybe in fact they’re onto something. Maybe it’s seeing life flash through our eyes as we lose loved ones far before their time. Or maybe it’s how the days, weeks, and months seem to roll by so […]

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The gifts of having a child with sensory processing issues

THE GIFTS OF HAVING A CHILD WITH SENSORY PROCESSING ISSUES

Dealing with my son’s sensory processing disorder has not been easy. I could have done without the years of putting him through occupational therapy appointments, while making time at home to convince him to do the the strangest / most exhausting activities as part of his sensory diet, just to help him stay regulated. I never particularly enjoyed […]

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Be an encourager

CHEERLEADERS

Having children is one of the greatest blessings and one of the most challenging roles we face.  For me I was so consumed with being “mom” that over time I felt like I was beginning to lose my identity.  It is easy to feel isolated when your days consist of diapers and Disney movies.  That […]

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dontjudgeabook

DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER

I can be an impatient person.  I blame it on the fact that my to-do list is never-ending and the hours are limited.  It is my goal in life to be positive and to add value to the lives of those around me…but I am human and will occasionally let silly things frustrate me. I […]

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top of my list

I love goals.  I love to-do lists.  I love a fresh year filled with possibilities.  This year is no exception I have BIG personal goals, professional goals, a huge remodel in the works…lots of exciting things in progress this year.  I also am not a person who likes to sit.  I struggle to watch a […]

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Cookies

it’s all about perspective

One day I was enjoying shopping by myself.  No kids whining for more more more…no little hands reaching out of the cart to snag something else, no arguing about how this and that wasn’t on our list.  It was heavenly! I didn’t even mind waiting in line to check out, because I was enjoying peace, […]

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live, laugh, love

  When we received the writer schedule and I saw I had April Fool’s day various fun and light topics popped into my mind.  I never in a million years thought that what you are about to read would be a subject that I would write about. The text on my phone at 7:42 am […]

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dreaming big

This past Tuesday, I had the opportunity to visit with a group of about 20 elementary-aged Girl Scouts at their program center in Bettendorf.  During our conversation, I asked the girls whether they knew what they wanted to be when they grew up.  Almost every girl immediately raised her hand.  So I asked the girls […]

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