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When one door closes, another door opens, but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.”  - Alexander Graham Bell

My newly turned 4-year-old had an absolute meltdown the other day.  It was over shoe...

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”  - Marie Curie


Yes, sometimes I am afraid.  Actually, fear takes a large part of my life.  I wish it didn’t, and it’s something I’m working on...

People hasten to judge in order not to be judged themselves.”  - Albert Camus, The Fall


I was on a drive to a doctor’s appointment for one of my kids, and it was a long drive for an undesirable reason.  Needless to say, my mood wasn’t great, and I was behind...

You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you.”  - Andy Warhol


My husband was out of town for the week on business and I was home with my three girls.  I felt super proud of all of my accomplishments, you know, actually getting t...


"Happiness can exist only in acceptance." - George Orwell 


I went running this weekend.  It was a beautiful day, no disturbing construction or barking dogs to distract my thoughts.  And then it hit me – something was missing.  No longer was I attached to wheels.  I wa...

“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” – Alphonse Karr


We just returned from a mini vacation, and boy, there sure is a lot on which to reflect.  My husband and I always take our car ride as an opportunity to assess where we...


 “I couldn’t fight the tide, so I decided to float along.”

– David Levithan


This was a rough week, and I surrendered to the ‘Perfect Parent’ award the same day I applied for the ‘Failed Parent’ award.   Not only did I raise my white flag, the dangling strings and tatte...

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