Category Archives: Children

Spice it Up

I’m excited to have a guest post over at Kat Cowley’s Uplifting Reflections.  Here’s a teaser: “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” ~ Anthony Robbins We’re fully into 2013.  Yep, it’s now February, … Continue reading

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Carpe Diem

Over the past couple of days I’ve had memories of old events pop into my head out of the blue.  Memories of carefree, joyful times. One particular memory was of a time in high school when my beloved friends and … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

I’m enjoying the holidays with loved ones – I hope you are too – but wanted to stop in and wish you an incredible 2013! Whatever your experiences were in 2012, just remember: this new year is a clean slate.  … Continue reading

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Searching for Light in Dark Times

My heart has been so heavy since hearing about Friday’s tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.  Though we don’t want to imagine the depths of sorrow, shock and despair directly impacting so many, these events affect and deeply sadden all of us. … Continue reading

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Dear Santa, Just One Thing…

Dear Santa, I don’t usually write a Christmas list – I have so much to be grateful for and don’t really need anything – but there is one thing that I’d like to ask for: I’d like everyone in the … Continue reading

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With Remembrance and Gratitude

I’m sitting here on my couch, sipping a glass of red wine, all snug and cozy with the fireplace lit next to me.  My kids are tucked in bed, warm and dry, and my husband is getting us an evening … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Brighter Side! 5 Highlights from the Past Year

It’s hard for me to believe it was a year ago that I published my first blog post.  When I hit the “publish” button for In the Moment, The Brighter Side of Life was born.  To be honest, I didn’t … Continue reading

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I’m giving birth again!

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” ~ André Gide Last fall I felt strongly compelled to start The Brighter Side of Life.  I took a big (somewhat trembling) leap and … Continue reading

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What I Believe

Until I started blogging, I always held my thoughts fairly close to me.  In fact it took me quite awhile to start The Brighter Side of Life.  Even though I really wanted to do it, I wasn’t sure I was … Continue reading

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Purging to Make Room

It’s hard to believe the end of summer is almost upon us. September always feels like a new start for me.  Although I’ve been out of school for many years, the end of August still brings a flood of back-to-school … Continue reading

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