Month: March 2010

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1/2 Marathon Monday, Part 6: Exercise is Good for the Body and the Brain

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but I can tend to be an anxious person. I’m not talking about a little worry here and a little worry there, but real, diagnosable anxiety issues. I’m sure it is part personality, and that part I try to work on, but after years of dealing with it, I’m…

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Finding Time

My blogging tends to fall into one of several categories; info I want to share, insight I hope to offer, funny things my kids have done, and lastly, but on some days the most crucial, plain old therapeutic philandering. Today is a therapy day. If you don’t like therapy days, I’m tellin’ ya early so…

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Mommy Brain

This isn’t a post about how I forgot someone’s name that I’ve known for years…though that has happened. Or, about leaving one’s keys in the ignition with the car running for 45 minutes while I was on the treadmill at the gym…though, yes, that has happened too. This is about the mental acrobatics my brain…

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1/2 Marathon Monday, Part 5: Run Like a Mother

Hi all! So, if you haven’t already heard, I sprained my ankle last week so my training week looked like this: Sun: rest (tired from the very long run I had done Sat.) Mon: strength training Tuesday: 1 mile into a 3.5 mile run I sprain my ankle I haven’t run since. My ankle is…

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She Speaks

  Alright, I can hardly contain my excitement. I’m TICKLED PINK that Lysa TerKeurst is running a contest through her blog in which she is giving away scholarships to her She Speaks writing and speaking conference this summer!! The conference offers top notch instruction for women who have writing and speaking written on their hearts…

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Weekend Wrap Up

Wow, it’s been a crazy, nutty, event filled week.  I don’t have any one thing to say today, because, quite frankly, it’s been such a nutty week that there is not any one thing that really has been the focus…just a lot of random things.  The two (or three, depending on how you want to…

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Time Flies When…

I always chuckle when I consider finishing that phrase (the one in my title) these days… I’ve decided to change it to fit the altering moods, stages and phases of parenthood: “Time flies whether you’re having fun or not!” I’m sitting at Panera this morning (as some of you may know Tuesday mornings are my…

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1/2 Marathon Monday, Part 4: Eating Well

Let me just say, diets and I, we don’t jive. I don’t like diets. I never have. Fortunately, before having children, I never really needed one. I LOVE food. Food and I, we jive, we tango, we dance. I’ve always had a healthy appetite, and by healthy I mean lots of the good stuff…but sometimes…

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You Know You’re a Parent When…

You mysteriously find socks in your pots and pans cupboard…       You have a room in your house that looks like this… (and it doesn’t even bother you)         You think the cutest thing in the world is a chubby baby with a diaper on…         You…

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Living Honestly

They’re watching you. Your children that is. They’re watching everything you do and the little neurons in their vast brains are making connections about right and wrong, acceptable and unacceptable, good responses vs. bad responses, the list goes on and on. I’m amazed, almost daily, at the things my 2 1/2 year old daughter is…