5 Years From Now

Five years from now. My son will be almost-6. Hopefully he’ll be sleeping in past 5:30am by then. He’ll be transitioning from kindergarten into 1st grade, and it’s exciting to think of the little boy becoming a little man. I can envision him as a 6 year old, running around…

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Where I Find Inspiration

Today’s challenge is about who and what inspires me. As a change of pace, today’s post is going to be a photo post. Now you can see what inspires me instead of just reading about it! Inspiration: The Power of Home No matter where I am, this view is home.…

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My Dream Job

Today’s blogging challenge is “My Dream Job.” It’s an interesting topic because I’ve scored my “dream job” at least twice in life. The first time was about 7 years ago when I started teaching at my last teaching position. (This is also the position that led me to leaving the…

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You think you know? You have no idea.

(Bonus points if you get the reference in my title!) Today’s challenge is to share 20 facts about myself. That’s a bit difficult since I don’t love talking about myself (hey! There’s a fact!), but here goes nothin’ … I’m a Cancer. Supposedly astrological signs can reveal some insight into…

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Living in a strange, Southern land

I’m a Northerner living in a strange, Southern land. Granted, over the last 11 years, it has become less strange. But there are definitely times I look around and have no idea how I ended up here, still trying to squeeze into a culture that doesn’t ever fit quite right.…

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Lenten Promises

I’ve been a bad Catholic for the last few years. Well, maybe not bad, but certainly not good. I haven’t made and kept Lenten pledges on 2 (3?) years, and I haven’t followed through with fasting. I haven’t been attending mass nearly as often as I should (I blame that…

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Six Parenting Truths

I’ve only been a mom for 204 days, but I’ve learned a lot in that short time. It’s been a non-stop, whiplash-inducing roller coaster ride, and the lessons come at you just as fast.  Truth #1 – The toy you find most annoying will be the only toy that your…

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Feeding the Birds

One of the first things I did when my husband and I moved into our new house was install birdfeeders. During the summers I keep a hummingbird feeder right outside our bay window in the dining room. They loved it. When the weather began to cool, I filled our other…

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Mourning as a Mom

It’s been almost four months since I became a mom. It seems like a decade ago, but it’s only been 120 or so days. It’s hard to remember a time when James wasn’t a part of our lives. And these passing days have certainly been a crash course in “momming.”…

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For my grandma

It’s been a pretty rough summer for my family. Since the birth of my son, we’ve experienced quite a few bumps in our road. We had to rehome one dog and nurse a critically injured dog back to health. We lost my aunt,  my uncle,  and mourned the passing of…

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