All posts in My Soap Box

Nov
05
Giving
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We've entered the month of Thanksgiving. During this time there's lots of thanks; my Facebook feed is filled every day with those who are finding one thing to be thankful for each day of the month. In light of Sandy, I feel like it should also be a month of deliberate giving. I know a lot of people already donate to those in need this time of year. I just ...
Sep
12
Never Forget
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I know I'm a day late and a dollar short, but with two little kids I only get so many minutes to write posts and often they are late in the day. I purposely didn't watch much news or read MSN.com today like I usually do. This day in the news hurts. Seeing the images of 9-11-01, remembering the fear and shock, it's hard to go back to those feelings. Please ...
May
30
Small Town New England
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Remember this post? You know, the one where I mourned leaving New England? Well, here's one reason why I'm going to miss it. Small town New England can't be beat. Quaint, adorable, historic. Sigh. I love it. We drove through this town on our way home from NH. People were walking into the large church in the center of town. They were setting up for a Memorial Day bar-b-que on the town ...
Apr
04
Zumba!
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I've mentioned before that I've started doing Zumba as a form of exercise. I usually enjoy it. I've had two instructors that had me watching the clock, but otherwise, I find it relaxing, energizing, and just plain ol' fun. Tonight as I stood in the back of the studio, watching thirty women enjoy exercise, I thought about how much work my man put into this studio. It was an idea in ...
Nov
23
Thankful
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I was going to just make a list of things I'm thankful for, but then I saw Rachel's post and I had to join in! Let's see if I can do this! A - AutumnĀ  I love it, all of it. B - Baby GirlĀ  She brightens every day. I am constantly amazed by her determination, love, sweet spirit, sense of humor, and smarts. C - Camera I am not a professional photographer ...
Oct
26
Book Review
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Awhile ago I posted from my heart. It's a struggle I have often. What's my purpose? Why did I get two education degrees in order to sweep under the dining room table...again? Will I ever feel that I'm using my brain again (other than to figure out how much pasta I need to make a casserole)? One of my readers recommended a book for me to read. I am horrible ...
Oct
17
From my heart
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I've been thinking through a lot lately (it's the sleep deprivation, I'm sure of it!). I have really been upset that all I do is mother my kids. My only job is wife, mother, housekeeper, chef. It's really been eating away at me. I mean, I look around and there are people doing other things with their lives...teaching, earning money, saving the world (well, I don't personally know anyone doing ...
May
04
The Great Debate
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While this may be a debatable topic, I am not writing to cause a debate. It's been on my mind lately, so I'm typing it out. Please don't get upset at me for my opinion. Please don't yell at me because you disagree. Let's keep it friendly, shall we? :) I have mentioned that I have the great privilege of staying home with my Baby Girl and soon my little man. ...
Apr
22
Easter!
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I just looked for last year's Easter post. The weather was warm and sunny, and that was the beginning of April. Oh well. We can still celebrate Christ's resurrection, even with COLD weather (and rumors of snow!). I wanted to see if I posted the following lyrics last year. I can't find that I did. Either way, they are powerful, and I feel that I should post them again. Oh, to see ...
Mar
13
Praise
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I know I'm not the only one who feels the way I feel. I know a lot of people who say it outloud (even if it's in "hidden messages"), but I know that most people go through life keeping their feelings inside. But I decided to write it out. Just to make sure I'm not the only one. I need reassurance that I'm doing the right thing, that I'm doing things ...