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3 Reasons DIY’ers Make Awesome Moms

3 Reasons DIY'ers Make Awesome Moms

I’m not like most moms I guess. Instead of wondering when Annabelle will be able to join ballet, I wonder when she will be old enough to pick up a drill. Part of it comes from my own background. My daddy owns a fence company out in Montana, so a large part of my childhood was spent around the company “yard” filled with brace bands that we built race cars with, commercial pallets of wood that my brother and I played […]

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Why is it the worst that motivates us?

Why is it the worst that motivates us?

The last month kicked my butt, literally.  I was out on my duff for the last month with just barely enough energy to keep my eyes open watching Annabelle.  The entire house went down.  Her naptimes were spent either sleeping or watching Leverage, because I had no energy.  No clothes put away for about a month and there was a stack five across and about three feet tall in the laundry room.  I did have enough energy to wash, dry, and fold for […]

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Judgements are good and can improve a girl’s outlook

Judgements are good and can improve a girl's outlook

I finished watching the Conversation with Amanda de Cadanet, episode 8 called “Parenting and Perserverance“.  This series has prompted me to do a lot of thinking about how I want to raise a girl.  Gweneth Paltrow speaks about how she does not want to be judgemental in her daughter’s growth, how she wants to give her the chance to become the person she is going to become rather than force her into an ideal that the parents want.  I absolutely agree.  To […]

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How To Score Mel Brook’s Phone Number

How To Score Mel Brook's Phone Number

 Seattle’s Ruth Chris Steak House bar Back in 2007, My cousin and I went to a conference with Dr. John Martini.  The seminar was focused on thoughts bring positive results (Remember that book, The Secret?)  I thought it was all sort of fancy talk and wishful thinking until I went to that conference. He said, “Whatever you want, it will happen.  You just have to believe in it.” For fun, I thought, “I want to meet someone famous.  Not like […]

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