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Reading Minds….

Reading Minds….

So yesterday I turned 44. Yeah that sounds all weird actually. It’s even a little tough to type because my mind can’t figure out where the time went. But that’s all so cliche and whatever.  But all the 55-year-olds are like “What are you complaining about?” and all of the 33-year-olds are like “That’s not old even though they’re thinking it IS old…” and all of the 22-year-olds are like “I’ll never be THAT old…” and well, my kids just think it’s cool that I’m an age that has...
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Letting Go of Numbers

Letting Go of Numbers

I was doing such a mundane thing. I grabbed a stack of envelopes that contained bank statements spanning the last three years. It was a stack discovered recently by my man and they sat on our dining room table taunting me with their neglect. I’ve never been so lame about being organized. Becoming a mama has definitely messed with my inner drive to keep my life in order. I guess with the first kid I tried to hang on but three kids later, I’m just a shell of my former to-do-list-self. I mean, I always have a to-do list in my mind – it’s just that...
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Do Fun Stuff and Make Good Stuff Happen

I still remember the first time I read this guy. I was sitting in line at one of those drive-thru car washes and I read a post of his that hooked me. I guess what blew me away was that here was this GUY writing about his FEELINGS and well, ladeez, need I say more?  I mean, when my man writes me a few of his feelings in a birthday or anniversary card, I savor those few words for as long as possible  A guy writing about feelings is  better than a diamond ring for me. Seriously. I have followed this guy’s journey from the sidelines checking in when I can.  I read...
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"Conversations with My Kid" Fr

I know everyone is dying to read Part Two of The Mime Trilogy and believe you me, it’s coming. I just want to give those peeps who have been too busy to read this blog some time to catch up. So if you want to get in on the mime frenzy that is currently spreading throughout the blogosphere, click here to read Part One. For now, I’ve decided to launch something new over here. The idea came to me this morning and before I get too lazy to implement it, I’m gonna hit publish and get this rolling. Last Friday, I published a little story that Claire wrote...
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Seeking the Perfect Balance in 2010 With

Happy 2010. Most of my glorious two-week Christmas vacation felt kinda like this… And in between all of the bright lights and the spinning, there were also these moments…. Moments where I stood in awe at the power of the simplicity andthe beauty that is my life. And in my life-long search for balance,I can only hope that 2010 will continue to bring methe perfect combination of spinning and stillness. Because that is my life.And I love my...
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Strength………you have it

Written by Annie, a mom without a blog A year ago this week on my now retired blog I wrote about a story of a family tragedy. It was hard to write and I literally felt not only like crying, which I was doing, but also very much like retching as I wrote. You see, a year ago, a cousin I’m close to lost her 37-year-old husband to a very freak accident. My cousin, newly pregnant with her third child, left for work as a teacher and thought nothing of sending her husband off to a routine outpatient rotator cuff surgery with his father. What she didn’t expect was a...
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Facing the Fall of Change

Written by Kath, a mom without a blog It’s fall across most of our country. The long, warm days of summer have given rise to brisk mornings and evenings; the sun is lower in the sky, and days are shorter. It’s fall out here in the desert as well, but the signs aren’t as obvious. You really have to look for them. Fall in Phoenix means we open our windows again. Of course, this only happens in the early morning and late evening hours when the temps dip to the 70s or so. But still…we OPEN our WINDOWS. We haven’t done this since, seriously, May. Watching my...
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Obama’s speech is NOT the main thi

Big sis’ and 2nd-grader Claire supporting Phoebe on her first day of kindergarten. Sept. 4, 2009 As most kids are back to school today, we are slowly getting back to blogging over here at Moms Without Blogs. Today’s post is from one of our hardcore MWOBS, Kath, who I have known since we were nine years old. As I read this piece, I got tears in my eyes as I often do when reading her because her words most always resonate deeply within me. Probably because we are cut from a similar cloth.   My second baby, Phoebe, started kindergarten last Thursday. My heart...
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We all need Neda

Written by Karen, a mom without a blog There are so many images, so many sad, sad stories that daily come across the internet, are printed in our newspapers and are plastered all over our television newscasts, that we often become completely numb to it all. We may see something that will give us pause, but not even long enough to even qualify as an official “moment of silence” before we’re on to our next task. It’s so difficult for me in the midst of my daily grind to focus on anything besides my own little self and my own little life – that to keep aware of...