Ramblings

Onward and Upward

It's week 3 and already seeing some improvement I thought would take me months to see. I'm so much more stable doing the lunges and down dogs in Restore Your Core, and just generally moving around. I felt like maybe I wasn't seeing progress, but my husband has assured me that my strength is improving.…
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Slow But Steady

I can see some slow, steady progress on week 2 of RYC. After just 2 full weeks of the program I am not holding onto the stairs in my house while going up. I am still holding on while going down. But I can do all, but 1 of the down facing dogs in Flow…
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Week 1- How It All Began

I'm doing the first week of the actual program for Restore Your Core and making some small changes elsewhere. Before I go in to all that, let me tell you about my current goals. I laid out some fluid, long term goals in last week's blog, but I also wanted some shorter, more concrete goals.…
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Pit of Despair

So, here's the situation. I'm in terrible shape. And when I say I'm in terrible shape I mean can't walk to the end of the street without dying a little and having pain. But I hate it. I hate every bit of it. And I've finally gotten to the point that I'm angry enough to…
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Seven Things You Should Never Say to Another Mother

I'm entering a new season in my life. One I'm not really enjoying, truth be told. Our eldest is heading into high school and the decisions are piling one on top of the other.  My girls are hitting middle school next year and the decisions are fewer, but the struggle is real. It's a whole…
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Mammo What?!?!

Now that Breast Cancer Awareness Month has come and gone I finally feel ready to share my experience with my very first mammogram in hopes that telling women what I was not told will take some of the sting (squeeze, ouch, and ugh) out of the experience. I turned 40 this summer. It wasn't too…
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Basset Hound Theory

My husband and I have this theory. Some people are like Basset Hounds. Yep, that's the whole theory. But this is actually deep...and useful. It's not the droopy eyes nor the sweet nature that are the basis for our theory. Here it is: Bassets are sweet, loyal, and gentle. They can also be some of…
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Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

Yesterday morning, before homeschool, I decided it would be better for the girls and I to dash into Walmart to do our grocery shopping instead of waiting until the afternoon. I don't know about your Walmart, but ours turns into one of the most frightening places on earth after 3:00 p.m. Now, we live in…
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Selfless Parent or Enabler??

If you are like me, you are constantly discussing the virtues of being selfless with your children. You are constantly modeling selflessness by putting your family first and your needs or desires second...or last. I am forever putting things I need to do for myself (physical therapist mandated neck exercises, showers, meals) aside to deal…
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Easy Now….

I recently subscribed to a homeschool daily devotion, as always looking for a bit of encouragement. A few weeks ago I opened my daily email ready to find tidbits of support. I should have known that nothing good happens at 5:15 in the morning. The devotion for the day was written by a homeschool mother…
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All You Need Is Love??

On the eve of a holiday that some wait for all year and others find an annoyance, I am tackling the subject of....you guessed it....love. But not romantic love. Love for your family (even the ones who work your nerves). Love for the person who always looks lonely in church but that you've been too…
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Part of the Crowd

Last week I talked about being doers. Getting up off the couch and doing that marathon. Taking that class and getting a degree. You know, big things you see your neighbors doing or in commercials on TV. Well, here is the problem. Where does the motivation come from?? I have some utterly fabulous friends and…
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