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How Technology Keeps Us Safe

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So it has been a while since I have blogged, you know busy with family, working full time, Christmas etc. Today, however I have some exciting news. After over two years of trying we are finally expecting a new baby this October! My son is 5 and the twins are 3 (no more diapers) so … Continue reading


Originally posted on A Collection of Characters:
Tonight’s the night of dark, not light As kids walk ’round from door to door Their time to revel in horrible fright Of ghouls and goblins and witches and more As kids walk ’round from door to door Dressed in costumes from head to toe Of ghouls and…

How I stopped counting calories and started counting chemicals

You would not believe the amount of chemicals we put into our bodies every single day. Especially in so-called “diet foods” that you eat feeling better about yourself for having a 100 calories snack. Here is my shocking realization and how I decided to change my life and how you can too. I am a smart, … Continue reading

How To Get Out Of The Rut

Feeling in a rut? This flashback post may be just the what you need. Every day we make so many conscious and unconscious choices its easy to forget that we actually have a choice.  We have a choice to hold the door for someone or the choice to give up our seat on the bus … Continue reading

Quote of the day

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Henry Stanley Haskins

Finding Inspiration: favourite quotes

Lately I have been really really upset and while looking for something to grab on to I re-read this post regarding my favourite inspirational quotes.  Unfortunately, I have clung to some of them so long they have lost some of their reverence, but I am sharing in case others are in need of a little … Continue reading

2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 79,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 3 days for that many people to see … Continue reading

You can lose the baby weight!

I gained 60 lbs when I was pregnant with the twins and even though I am busy raising three little kids, working full time and caring for two dogs I lost all the baby weight and so can you! Remember you are worth it and you kids need a happy healthy mom.  The hardest part … Continue reading

Phrases that Nurture Respect, Confidence, and Community

Originally posted on Abundant Life Children:
A friend asks her injured companion, “What would be helpful?” and responds by kissing a wound. A reader asked if I would compile a list of my go-to phrases that are useful in my daily work with young children.  She mentioned that in reading my blog, she finds herself…


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