Category Archives: Marriage

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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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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Feeling Cranky? Snap Out of It!

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. ~ Robert Brault You know those days where the least little thing annoys you?  Where it takes nothing to set you off?  … Continue reading

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Questions of a Scared Six-Year-Old

Last night our son approached us with a huge look of concern on his face.  He was suddenly terrified of tornadoes.  The questions spilled out of him, catching us off-guard as they have in the past.  We did our best … Continue reading

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Being a Mom

Would we have chosen to have kids, had we known what we were getting into? Absolutely. My husband and I got married young.  We were 22.  We knew we didn’t have life figured out, but decided to take on the … Continue reading

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Routine or Rut?

My husband Chris and I have been together since we were 18.  We’re lucky – over the years we’ve grown together rather than apart.  It could have gone either way, especially starting so young. He’s amazing and is my “rock.”  … Continue reading

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