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Year of Awesome

Year of Awesome 3.0

Year of Awesome 2.0 is now history. It was a bit of a roller coaster at times, but what would a Year of Awesome be if there weren’t a few dips and turns and maybe even a loop-the-loop or two. Today I begin Year of Awesome 3.0 because, well, that’s what I’m gonna do! There […]

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Year of Awesome 2.0: Dreaming Big!

As I looked back on what was the Year of Awesome I realized how wonderful a year could be when you actively seek to make it that way. Today I turn 42 and have been wondering for weeks what to call this year. I’ve wondered about calling it Year of Awesome 2.0, being that last […]

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Year of Awesome – Tooting My Own Horn Edition

I’m not one to yell ‘Look at Me!!’. I don’t pepper my discussions with an account of my accomplishments or accolades. It’s just how I was raised. My grandpa would tell me that the cream always rises to the top and everyone knows it’s there, you don’t have to tell them. Sounded good to me. […]

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New Year Meme: 9 Questions

Today I’m linking up with two wonderful women, one whom I know IRL and one I only know online. Both of whom I consider my friend. You’ve heard of Mingle Monday, because most Mondays I’m linked up to Robin at Add a Pinch to share and meet new people and read great blogs we might […]

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Looking Back. Looking Forward.

photo credit: Mattu76 Birthdays are often a time to reflect. And also look forward. To what the next year might bring. As a mom, it’s often a time to wax nostalgic about what it was like before your child was born. And the birth and those first few weeks. It seems like a blurr, yet […]

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Go Big or Go Home

photo credit: Raina Emms   It’s a common phrase among athletes and motivational speakers. It’s about taking chances. It’s a way to encourage yourself. Big results require big actions. I’m often wondering how to make things happen in my life. From creating this blog, to making dinner, to homeschooling and even running my other businesses, […]

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My Year of Awesome – 1st Quarter Update

Well, I’ve been remiss in keeping you up to date with my Year of Awesome project. Partly because it’s been so, well, Awesome. And partly because sometimes it’s not and I’m stressed out and forget to look for those silver-lined clouds. Here we are, 3 months in to my Year of Awesome and for the […]

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My Year of Awesome

Today I am Guest Blogging at Becky And Hollee’s blog, appropriately named Becky and Hollee! Together they write the work/life balance column for the American Bar Association Journal and are working on a book called Good Enough is the New Perfect, a book about this generation’s working moms. I am honored that this is my […]

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Moms Night Out – The Year of Awesome Gets Started

Tonight I spent several hours with fabulous local Phoenix moms at the National Moms Night Out.  Kelly from Everyday Childhood was the fashionable and gracious hostess.  She arranged for the always elegant Capital Grille in North Scottsdale to welcome 30+ beautiful women.  The food was delicious and there was so much – bruschetta, fried spicy […]

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Reflections on Aging – Happy Birthday to Me

Today I turn 41! Yes, I know. Hard to believe that this youthful beauty is a 40-something!  (did I make you choke?  Sorry!) It’s a bit of a bittersweet day though, because part of me is celebrating all the fabulous things that are still to come while I’m a bit sad that I can’t share […]

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