Monthly Archives: October 2017

Day 21/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: GIVE

Day 21 There are some days as a mom and wife when I feel like all I’ve done is give.  Each step of life prepares you for the next.  Going from being single to married requires death to self.  Decisions … Continue reading

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Day 20/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: DISCOVER

Day 20 I love watching my daughter experience new things, and providing new experiences for her to try.  This summer as our crunchy grass needed water, I stuck her feet and hands in front of the sprinkler.  She discovered the … Continue reading

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Day 17 & 18/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: GROW & SHARE

Day 17 Day 18 Three years ago, I promised to share my life with you no matter the circumstances through joy and pain. We had no idea the magnitude of our vows until they were tested. I had no constructive … Continue reading

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Day 19/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: BRAVE

Day 19 I used to be brave.  I used to snowboard and hike mountain peaks and enjoy rollercoasters.  And then I became a mother.  The most exhilarating activities I enjoyed seem freaking insane to me right now.  This week, my … Continue reading

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Day 16/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: READ

Day 16 Before I had my baby girl, I came up with a list of books I loved as a kid.  Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny, and Miss Rumphius were my favorites, and were the first books I bought for … Continue reading

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Day 15/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: REMAIN

Day 15 A few days ago, I bought my daughter her first pair of walking shoes.  They’re a silver Mary-Jane style with a velcro strap across the foot and a really soft, flexible, and grippy sole.  She isn’t walking yet, … Continue reading

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Day 14/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: TRY

Day 14 “Do or do not.  There is no try.”  -Yoda I didn’t get to the laundry today.  I’ll try to get to it tomorrow. I didn’t make cookies today.  I’ll try to make them tomorrow. I forgot to get … Continue reading

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Day 13/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: INVITE

Today is Friday!  Join us for our weekly Five Minute Friday link-up, where a group of writers and bloggers write for five minutes flat on a one word prompt, then link up our writing, read each other’s work, and leave … Continue reading

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Day 12/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: WRITE

Day 12 Awake in the middle of the night with a stream of thoughts repeating in my mind I have to write it down or it will all be lost once the sun is up reaching for my phone and … Continue reading

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Day 11/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: REMEMBER

Day 11 It is my Gramma Betty’s 94th birthday today.  In my mind, she still has jet black curly hair and greeted us grandkids at the top of her stairs by letting us jump into her arms as she caught … Continue reading

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