The More You Give, the More You Get

Currently my husband’s work travel is on hold until next year.  I am preparing myself for the coming trips of 2017.  I already have learned so much from his time away this year that I’m hoping that it will be easier on all of us in the future.  The biggest change I would like to

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Finding Beauty in the Season

For some reason the moment I think I have the holiday season under control, that is the exact moment an influx of more things to do falls in my lap.  My goal is to get all my holiday shopping done ASAP so I can actually enjoy myself.  I felt so accomplished after my shopping trip

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The Newborn Joy of Motherhood

I recently visited one of our former babysitters who welcomed her second son.  I made a point to wait a few weeks after she gave birth to visit.  I waited because I remember when both of my sons were born the first weeks were a blur.  I barely remembered who came and went and struggled

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Loved As Is

Growing up, I was very similar to my mother.  We shared the same interests, values, humor and a love of the Chicago Cubs.  We certainly were cut from the same cloth.  Where we differed dramatically, and I’m placing a huge emphasis on the word dramatically, is in how we emotionally perceived the world.  I wore

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