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People Are Good

I read an article today about a book called 'Humankind; A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman.' He says "by daring to be so radical as to believe that people are good, you not only start feeling better, but your every day life will improve. He says "one of the rules to live by that I came up with for myself was, when in doubt, always assume the best in other people. Statistically, you'll be right ...
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TWSM Craft-DIY-Decor ‘Save The Tube’

Wow what a year it has been, living through a pandemic. For many, it put us in a bubble making us only able to socialize or spend time with our immediate families and people we live with. Many families have been forced to homeschool and work from home. I’m sure many took a hit financially too. Parents were expected to think out of the box when it came to remote learning and finding patience and ...
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The Right Way To Load The Dishwasher

I was loading the dishwasher last night and I thought, I can not wait until my kids know how to load the dishwasher correctly.  There was mountains of dishes piled on each other and many crusted with old food.  There was a large sigh and then I thought, 'Aall I want is for them to know how to load and unload the dishwasher by the time they are on their own.'  We all know there ...
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What Do You Want?

What do you want? It’s Easter Sunday. It has been an absolutely beautiful day and now I am enjoying the sounds of the birds that live in the marsh across from my house. Last week I wrote about letting my guard down and opening up to people you care about. It is still a work in progress. My experiences over the last few years have made me become incredibly independent. To the point I’m not always ...
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TWSM Book Review “Dusk Night Dawn: On Revival and Courage”

'Dusk Night Dawn: On Revival and Courage' by Anne Lamott Dusk Night Dawn: On Revival and Courage is Anne Lamott’s latest book and a nourishing read. In this collection of essays (some of which were written during the pandemic) Lamott continues her tradition of speaking to her readers in her optimistic voice which says “I’ve been there, I’ve survived that, and I am still here loving and laughing.”  If you are new to Lamott’s writing, ...
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Permission Slips

Do you remember permission slips from school?  I remember them from High School.  I would get a permission slip to be excused from Math class so I could work in the Principal’s office.  I’m not sure if it was because I was an ‘A’ student in Math or because I was the Principals favorite, but nonetheless, it was always fun.  I would go get kids out of their classes, because the Principal wanted to see ...
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Eating Healthy On A Budget

I want to bust the myth that eating healthy cannot be done affordably or on a budget. Perhaps much to your surprise (and against popular opinion), you do not need to spend your ‘whole paycheck’ in order to eat and maintain a healthy diet. Don’t get me wrong, healthy food can be expensive and eating a healthy diet can and likely will require some sacrifices in your life, but it can be done on a ...
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Spring Is Here

It's spring...Easter is here. My wife Toni wrote an essay in 1998 about how the day after Christmas is usually filled with disappointment and dissatisfaction and that the day after Easter it’s always filled with eager anticipation. She loved the holidays and these two were her favorites. After Christmas there are still two full months of hard winter. While after Easter the crocuses are usually coming up and then tulips breaking the ground and the ...
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Genie In A Bottle

What would you wish if you found a genie in a bottle?  Seriously.  If you rubbed the bottle and out came a genie ready to grant you two wishes, what would you ask for? “A man,” you scream “I want a man!” “Here you go!” said the genie. Poof!  There in front of you….is a man. But oh, oh Girl, you were not specific AT ALL.  And your first wish, well he’s full-on head-to-toe of ...
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Let Your Guard Down

Let your guard down.... It’s Sunday afternoon and while the sun is out the Midwest is not quite ready to give us Spring. It even snowed in parts of our state today.It’s ok. The sunshine is still good. It was our Spring Break and unfortunately it mostly rained.My daughter and I decided movies and board games would be how we celebrated a few days home. We also got a whole lot more than five minutes ...
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12 thoughts on “Blog

  1. Robbie walker

    I’m glad to see ,some of us know that stuff ain’t free. Hard work is not a give me. You learn how to appreciate what you have worked your ass off for. I’m glad there’s a few good ones left.

  2. Sheila

    Your blog and Instagram posts make me remember that I am not alone in this journey as a single mom. Thank you!

  3. Heather

    Loved watching your Facebook coffee chat this morning (7-5-2020)! Just became a single mom to three wonderful kids! I have always been a push over with everyone and have always found it hard to tell people no! When I watched your live this morning it was eye opening!😊😊

  4. Fiona

    Ive just found this siteby accident. Im sick of being victimised and judged because i work a lot. Im so happy to find a place where i fit in. Thankyou


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