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  • it's a beautiful sunny day

    5/3/2016 9:23:25 AM, by MOMMY445

    sunny and mild here today. i have an assessment to do later this afternoon, to see where i am now with my math,english and computer skills. i kno... Read more

  • Sweet Enough!

    5/3/2016 5:25:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    I grew up thinking that adding sugar to things was a way to show love. My Mom added extra sugar to coffee, tea, baked beans and, of course, pres... Read more

  • Fatsplaining, It's a thing

    5/2/2016 8:19:32 AM, by JANEMITCHELL12

    You may have heard of mansplaining, coined when a woman at a party had a man authoritatively explain to her the details of a book. Despite the wo... Read more

  • Why I Blog

    5/2/2016 5:31:48 AM, by JSTETSER

    Years ago when I remarried, family members refused to acknowledge my wedding. I felt the strong unspoken, judgmental words “No matter what yo... Read more

  • a new month

    5/1/2016 6:29:20 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new month has begun! let's see what it brings! i am all set for it and so is my daughter. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful da... Read more

  • Your Everyday Story Matters!

    5/1/2016 5:15:10 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dear Friends, What you do with your today matters. If you choose to, you can make today just a little better than yesterday. It's all up to yo... Read more

  • a windy day

    4/30/2016 5:04:51 PM, by MOMMY445

    it's hard to believe another month is coming to a close. sometimes it feels like the month only began the other day. a day of rest and reflection... Read more

  • Finding the Bargain at the Goodwill Store

    4/30/2016 5:41:24 AM, by JSTETSER

    I love my $1 LLBEAN sweater that I bought at Goodwill Store in Concord. Read more

  • No Way to Speed Up Recovery

    4/29/2016 9:49:31 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    I am only working out twice a week, but I take way too long to recover. I mean, compared to a mere three years ago; I would train and work out f... Read more

  • it's friday

    4/29/2016 8:23:41 AM, by MOMMY445

    another week is coming to a close soon. another month is almost done,too. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i am enjoying a ... Read more

  • Finding my own healthy and running my own race*

    4/29/2016 5:20:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yes, I'm Running my Own Healthy Race! *Truthfully, I am not much of a runner. I love to hike and to walk. Occasionally, I run with a purpose.... Read more

  • a sunny day

    4/28/2016 1:42:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    a cool sunny day here today. my daughter says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Yes we can! Yes we will be happy!

    4/28/2016 5:16:01 AM, by JSTETSER

    Focus. Find those things in life that bring you joy, and keep your heart close to them! Read more

  • it's wednesday

    4/27/2016 4:00:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful,sunny day here today. i just found that my parents will be moving in the next few months, closer to the biggest city in the province ... Read more

  • Yes, I can! and yes, I will stay healthy!

    4/27/2016 5:27:59 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yes I can and yes, I will stay healthy! Today I’m looking at what I want to have in my life. I want good health. If I have learned one thing ... Read more

  • a cooler day

    4/26/2016 6:32:07 PM, by MOMMY445

    it started off raining here and cool. now the sun is shining brightly and it is still cool outside. that is okay with me and my daughter. all the... Read more

  • Overdid the Knee

    4/26/2016 8:32:00 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    Yesterday, my knee was so jacked up, I could not do jumping jacks. I did a lot of physical activity, and I have been racing my son every now and... Read more

  • I can, I will!

    4/26/2016 5:21:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    I can find ways to receive good medical help, and I will live a healthy life! Read more

  • a rainy day

    4/25/2016 11:58:57 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is also a cooler day here today. that is okay with me. i feel that i did well on the job interview today. i will relax for the rest of the day... Read more

  • Changing my Mind

    4/25/2016 5:30:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    There are some big changes ahead for me. My son is moving to Southern Florida and starting a new life as a resident in a great hospital. My mot... Read more

  • a new day

    4/24/2016 11:03:49 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have a job interview tomorrow morning for a steady job! woo hoo! so today i am taking it easy and making sure i have what i want to wear,bring ... Read more

  • Lots of Movement! (And Cleaning, hooooray!)

    4/24/2016 10:01:17 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    What is going well? Movement! Lots of movement, but my energy level is zooming because I am also praying and reading the Bible more. Back to t... Read more

  • There’s No Second Nature

    4/24/2016 5:16:30 AM, by JSTETSER

    There’s No Second Nature By Jackie Stetser We need to teach children of all ages to love and respect the creatures of this world because there ... Read more

  • Making the most of changed plans

    4/23/2016 5:31:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday was meant to be a hiking day. Our backpacks were ready, and we were on our way to Monadnock when it started to rain. We opted to save... Read more

  • it's friday

    4/22/2016 9:12:21 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mild day again here today. then it will be cooler and more sunny over the weekend, with a chance of rain on sunday. that is fine with me and my... Read more

  • Learning to Ask

    4/22/2016 5:47:29 AM, by JSTETSER

    If you read my blog yesterday, then you know that I spent the day getting a mammogram. I have dense tissue in my breasts, and always get called ... Read more

  • My Mamogram Complaint!

    4/21/2016 5:48:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    The time has come for me, once again, to have a mammogram. I know that detecting breast cancer in the earliest and most curable state could save... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    4/20/2016 9:39:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Walking it off!

    4/20/2016 5:24:40 AM, by JSTETSER

    The other day I got stuck in the rat race of doing too much, and draining our inner resources. Read more

  • a sunny day

    4/19/2016 9:41:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day where my allergies are flaring up a bit this morning. the other day, they really flared up. at the moment, they are not flaring up too much... Read more

  • BIG Credit Card Mistake!

    4/19/2016 5:19:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    Money is a private matter for me, and I seldom write about it. Yesterday, however, a big mistake came to light, and I am still in shock! Many ... Read more

  • it is a sunny day

    4/18/2016 9:00:44 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is also very mild here,too! woo hoo! all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyoen!... Read more

  • It IS Working!

    4/18/2016 8:33:06 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    Evidence: Exhibit A: Mental clarity Exhibit B: More energy Exhibit C: Feel full Exhibit D: Can run after son and NOT get tired! E... Read more

  • Grandma's world

    4/18/2016 6:07:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    Grandma's world is a special place Filled with the wonder and the face Of the little child Who is in my arms She fills my heart with l... Read more

  • New Jersey Baby

    4/17/2016 6:00:57 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I had the privilege of welcoming little Shiloh Rose into the world. She's already 3 weeks old, but it didn't matter to me. Today was ... Read more

  • Teach Your Children Well

    4/16/2016 5:31:29 AM, by JSTETSER

    ”Teach your children well” Do those words remind you of an old song by the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young? I remember long, lazy summer days l... Read more

  • it is a sunny day

    4/15/2016 8:53:37 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful,mild,sunny spring day here today. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone and a great wee... Read more

  • Muscle Rebuilding 101--Feel Grateful

    4/15/2016 8:05:03 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    I mean, I have to feel grateful, so I can get through my day. I don't think I have ever been this sore, and I am not sure if it is because I am ... Read more

  • A poem for my son

    4/15/2016 5:23:02 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dr. Nora, Dr. Mat- You move so much, you’ll never get fat! Residency for the next four years, You’re heading south and packed up your gear.... Read more

  • 450 jumping jack double brag! Wooot! Wooot!

    4/14/2016 6:54:43 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    That was yesterday, and even though I was seriously hating on the kickboxing instructor, I was glad I finished the circuit. She was like, "Oh, I... Read more

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