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Pumpkin Muffins that Brought the Boys to the Door

Pumpkin Muffins that Brought the Boys to the Door

Fall is here...or getting nearer every minute. I loved fall when my kids were littles. We would find trails to hike, parks to play at, pumpkin patches to run in, and, most importantly, muffins to make. The muffins were for us but they fed our neighbor boys who always knew when I made them and [...]
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Secret Chocolate Stashes and Other Things I Said I’d Never Do as a Mom

I am recovering perfectionist. I don’t remember the last moment I set myself up with ridiculous standards but I did think I’d get all the laundry done this weekend so we’ll start there.  For some reason (perhaps my basic desire to be liked by everybody) I used to expect nothing but perfection from myself. Straight [...]
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Running Start: When Learning to Run is Not About Running

Never underestimate your own strength. You were born for a purpose and blessed with the power to achieve it.  – Unknown Running Start is a program that provides women with barriers to fitness with a “Personal Motivator”: other women “who have found strength, confidence, and courage through running and want to pay it forward.” Together, […]

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Silent Night? The Importance of Quiet, and 7 Tips for Creating Quiet this Holiday

“Silent night, holy night, All is calm, all is bright…” This is the beginning of my all-time favorite Christmas tune. Growing up in very Swedish Lutheran town, my elementary class even learned this song in Swedish.  But as I became a mother, the absurdity of a quiet Christmas night became more apparent. According to the […]

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A Letter to My Sister, a New Mom

Dear Ryanne, How can I even begin to describe the journey you’re about to go on? Motherhood has been the most rewarding, disgusting, joy-filled, heart-wrenching experience I’ve ever imagined. Because you’re my sister and I love you and my niece about to enter the world, I want to give you some glimpses of your delightful […]

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