Happy New Year!

Things are so much better in my world since the new year arrived, probably thanks to a few little changes. Here are my resolutions for this year: Exercise every day Start each day with a grateful heart, a positive attitude, and loving intentions Don't eat sugar Have more fun It took one day to feel... Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day and other things

Tonight I arrived home to a special dinner, flowers, cards, and dessert made my sweet family. I did not take pictures, but I think I just might remember it forever, anyway. This is the recipe that Anna used to make the super yummy chocolate mousse we had for dessert. We also watched a cheesy, romantic... Continue Reading →

Another year

With just two days left of this year, my heart is contemplative and nostalgic.  2018 was a year of change and challenge for me and probably many others in the world. I wonder what 2019 will bring for the world, for our country, for my family, for myself.  We can never know, and this terrifies... Continue Reading →

I am a doula!

Today at 4 pm, I officially became a doula! There is still work to do until I will be DONA-certified, including to attend 3 births.  At this time, I have no births lined up. So, I am putting it out there that my doula services are available at a low/negotiable cost, including birth photography. My plan is to become certified... Continue Reading →

Happy New Year!

This New Year's Eve, Mia stayed up with us until midnight.  We watched Where the Wild Things Are as a family, made mini pizzas, made cake and ate it, too.  We also had a little mishap that landed Mia in the ER, but it turned out to be ok so we will try to put... Continue Reading →

A new chapter.

I started tonight.  I had my first class as a graduate student! It was great. I am happy and excited to begin this new chapter and look forward to everything that sits ahead of me.  I have so much to learn and so much growing to do. My first class has only 6 other students... Continue Reading →

Fall vacation

Fall has been my favorite season for as long as I can remember.  This fall has been the longest and most beautiful and pleasant fall that I can remember. We spent MEA weekend in Taylors Falls and St. Croix Falls, and it was a treat. On the way there, we stopped and visited Michelle and... Continue Reading →

Many things in my head

I have been feeling particularly ungrounded over the past few days, caught in a whirlwind of excitement and ideas.  Along with that comes difficulty sleeping, anxiety, and wishing I could fake sick so I didn't have to do the dishes or make food.  Routine is out the window. I have very little focus.  This is... Continue Reading →

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