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From my precious stash

Almost 20 lanyards, youth health close to 30 water bottles and believe it or not a box labeled “stones”. Yeah you are looking at someone that is a natural born hoarder and yes I started the year trying to pull a quick KonMari on my house. I almost went missing in action in an avalanche […]

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Repeat or correct?

So how does one deal with mistakes in something that was supposed to become a tradition? Should one simply repeat the mistake every single time and make that the tradition or should one fix it and live with there being one off? My little girl started school this fall. I keep saying and writing the […]

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I like her

Mom can you post these photos on the Internet? So I can get thumbs up? My stomach twisted as she said it. Despite posting numerous photos of her online I don’t think I have ever told her about people liking them. It has been a little selfish hobby of mine to post photos of her […]

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Have you ever had those dreams where you are trying to get somewhere and no matter how much you hurry up everything is taking longer than planned? You just cannot seem to get there? I remember having these dreams as far back as childhood. Me running late no matter how hard I tried to hurry […]

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Having kids has taught me one important lesson. Life with them is simply unpredictable and you better get used to it. You can make all the plans in the world but be ready to see them go down the drain at the blink of an eye. Even something the size of a breadcrumb can quickly […]

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The Clock Sweater

Time is flying by at record speed. They say your clock is ticking before getting kids but now after getting them it has really gone haywire rotating its clock hands at the speed of helicopter wings. Yet another year has gone by, dosage I have failed yet another set of resolutions, and I have yet […]

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Little Miss Why

Me: Do this. Her: Why? Me: Because this. Her: How do you know that? she says and puts me in place. Our lives are full of why these days. My five year old is questioning literally everything. She wants to know facts, eczema she wants to know why she is supposed to do the things […]

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Little Explorer

I have two little explorers in my house. My smallest one has already turned into a little tornado leaving nothing untouched (or untasted). When he is not chewing on everything you will find him digging his hand into the flower pots, health holding the earth up and watching it fall onto the floor, drumming on […]

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Life on the other side

It has been five years since I lay in the hospital with construction workers outside the window, health system a Swedish midwife I struggled understanding and thought I would die. Then all of a sudden there she was. My sweet little Silja! I remembered crying of joy over the fact that I was alive and […]

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Did you know that more knowledge sometimes makes you more ignorant? When you have learned something it becomes difficult to understand how others don’t know the same things as you. There is really no way to unlearn things that have been imprinted in us. You might be able to forget some facts but there are […]

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