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Just Enough and Not Too Much

by Lesley on October 21, 2013 · 10 comments

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Tweet Recently I checked out a book from the library called Just Enough and Not Too Much. It’s the story of Simon the Fiddler who has a cozy little house and everything he needs. He has a chair to sit on, a bed to sleep in, food to eat and clothes to wear. He has […]

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Tweet I’m still learning the meaning of mother’s intuition. I suppose the hardest part of being a new mom is that intuition doesn’t arrive with a baby—it comes with time, and it’s refined through mistakes.  There were so many moments during Anna’s first year when I exclaimed, “Is this normal?!”  or “I just wish I […]

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Tweet  When it comes to travel, there are many different types of people.  There are people who love to travel and save hard earned money to make it happen. There are people who dream of seeing the world but could never justify spending their cash in such an “extravagant” way. And there are people who […]

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Tweet If you’ve ever gone through an illness, death, miscarriage, or major financial crisis then you’ve probably experienced someone saying the wrong thing. When Jonathan got diagnosed with cancer we received many kind e-mails, cards and phone calls. But we also experienced some odd and hurtful reactions to his diagnosis including strongly opinionated medical advice from people […]

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Tweet I have a love/hate affair with backyard gardening. {Clears throat.} To be honest, I only love the idea of gardening but I hate everything else.  I hate the planning, I hate the prep work, and I even hate harvesting. The beautiful vision of strolling out to my yard every time I need a summer […]

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