21 01, 2014
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Day 82: What I Wish I’d Known About Pregnancy

By |January 21st, 2014|Categories: Thankful All Year|

Two of my nieces are pregnant. I know... So exciting!! I'm going to be a great-aunt at 29 years old. Yikes. I'm so excited for them to start their motherhood journey! It got me thinking about my first pregnancy way back when I was about their age (give or take a few years). Here are

20 01, 2014
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Day 81: Dare to.

By |January 20th, 2014|Categories: Thankful All Year|

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/photos/gallery/martin-luther-king-jr/#/05-martin-king-010909_14089_600x450.jpg   I'm thankful for those who dream of a better world and those who work hard to make it one. What are you thankful for today?

19 01, 2014
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Day 80: Smörgåsbord.

By |January 19th, 2014|Categories: Thankful All Year|

Or perhaps more appropriately, the Danish 'det kolde bord'. When we moved back from Savannah we had the opportunity to have regular lunch dates with Kai's grandma who we now call Gigi (for G.G. -->Great Grandma, get it?). Now that we've moved 4 hours away we all missed our Gigi dates, especially those babies of

18 01, 2014
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Day 79: School Days.

By |January 18th, 2014|Categories: Thankful All Year|

I am one of those weird people who saved quite a few of my college textbooks. Considering I attended college full time for almost 7 years... that's a lot of textbooks. Surprisingly, after all those years, all I have right now is a B.S. in Sociology and Anthropology (thanks to changing my major several times)

17 01, 2014
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Day 78: Keeper.

By |January 17th, 2014|Categories: Thankful All Year|

I know I've already covered how awesome my husband is. But I feel like I'm bombarded every day by this image of husbands and fathers being completely incompetent and I'm so tired of it. According to most tv sitcoms and quite a few of my friends and family, there is a significant lack of good

16 01, 2014
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Day 77: Cinderella.

By |January 16th, 2014|Categories: Thankful All Year|

Dex (4) and Veda (3) both have chores they do every day. They actually have quite a few for their ages. They make their beds, put dirty clothes in the hamper, clear their places after every meal, sweep under the table after every meal, wipe down the table,  fold their own clothes and put them

15 01, 2014
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Day 76: Carry on.

By |January 15th, 2014|Categories: Thankful All Year|

I had a really long post that I just deleted. Instead I'll just say that it's hard to be passionate about things. It's hard to see other people not have the same understanding that you do. It's hard to not butt in with your knowledge or experience. It's hard to not push what you think

14 01, 2014
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Day 75: Snacks For My Tummy.

By |January 14th, 2014|Categories: Thankful All Year|

"Snacks for my tummy!" 50 points to whoever knows it. Grocery day came and went without any meal planning from me. Oops. Instead of meal planning or grocery shopping we took an excessively long walk in the balmy Iowa weather. So today we went shopping and I still didn't do any meal planning. This may

13 01, 2014
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Day 74: Move it.

By |January 13th, 2014|Categories: Thankful All Year|

The sun finally managed to break out and heat up this cold wasteland we call Iowa. It was 30+° outside (!) and we jumped at the chance to get outside and take a nice long walk; complete with running, splashing in melted snow puddles, funny walking competitions, nature collecting, and trespassing. As sick as we've

12 01, 2014
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Day 73: Basically.

By |January 12th, 2014|Categories: Thankful All Year|

*Pretend that post it note says Day 73. I didn't notice until it was already up. Oops. I might fix it. Maybe. Weeeee'lllll see about it. One thing I'm already loving about teaching Sunbeams (3 and 4 year olds) is that it's challenging me to learn the basics again. It has been so long since