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New Goals, Baby-Inspired

New Goals, Baby-Inspired

I’m now 32 and we have a baby and so much has changed!  Obviously my 33rd year will be dominated by baby adventures… there will be so many firsts, and challenges, and memories to cherish! Thus when I thought about my goals, it seemed natural that baby would take the forefront.  That said, I also […]

Overthinking Kindness

To my surprise, one of the 32 goals I set for myself this year, to complete 12 random acts of kindness, has continually eluded me.  To the untrained eye (you, dear reader) that might indicate that I’m just generally an unkind person, after all how hard can it be to be kind to someone at […]

Gratitude Gems: Happy Birthday to Me!

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! It was my birthday yesterday, and I have lots to be thankful for!  I got to hang about in my pajamas for as long as I wanted, and I played video games, and I read, and I got lots […]

Gratitude Gems: Baby-Inspired Generosity

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! I already knew that we have some amazing family and friends who are very generous with their time and money, but no event in our lives has highlighted that fact for us quite so clearly as our pregnancy.  […]

Let’s Paint!

I am the crafty type – I enjoy using my imagination to make things and will never turn down an opportunity to be creative!  It’s why I’ve tried throwing pottery and making jewelry and cross stitching and card-making and scrapbooking and painting wood and ceramics.  It’s why I make my own Halloween costume almost every […]

Gratitude Gems: Small Holiday Traditions

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! At this time of year, people take comfort in their own holiday traditions.  Certain foods are served, cookies baked, and gifts bought.  Some people sing carols, play board games, go to church, or watch specific Christmas movies.  Other […]

Gratitude Gems: So Many People to Buy For

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! I know Christmas isn’t just about gift-giving.  And that if I do give gifts it shouldn’t be about the amount spent but rather the thought behind it.  And that if I don’t give gifts it doesn’t mean I […]