Author Archives: Kate F.

So What… At Least… (A road trip story)

* Author’s Note: So what if this post was written a month THREE months ago! I still want to share it… if only for the mere fact that I personally really needed to remember this experience. ~ Bump! POP! Bang! … Continue reading

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The Lies Guilt Tells You

~ Allowing myself to do that which (at first glance) seemingly only benefits me – is always much more challenging than initially anticipated. Take for instance a recent Friday morning. I had made arrangements to attend a group tennis lesson … Continue reading

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The Little “Big City” of Ann Arbor, Michigan

We woke up feeling refreshed, sunken deep into the comfortable cushion of the hotel mattress. Our ears listened to sounds of distant cars and songs of the early morning birds, and our eyes opened to the sun tightly squeezing it’s way through … Continue reading

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On Being Busy

I sat with my head tilted upwards, my eyes concentrating on the temple ceiling, trying to use the advantage of gravity to force the teary sadness back into my eyes. What an amazing life this busy man / husband / … Continue reading

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A Success Story

~ Once upon a time… I started feeling a little overwhelmed. To be more specific, “once upon a time” was Wednesday, March 13th. To an everyday observer browsing through my electronic calendar to precisely that day – this abundant flood … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Patience and Support

~ It was a hard day. I got up at 5:30 a.m., showered, greeted a babysitter at 7, attended a meeting, went to a doctor’s appointment, returned home in just enough time to get the kids off to school and … Continue reading

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Dissecting an “Off” Day

We looked at each other. Terror filled our eyes, yet oddly, we both still felt the strength of two women ready to fight. our way. OUT. Knowing our last hour of life could quite possibly be near, my heart beat … Continue reading

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Magic Eraser, I Bid Thee Farewell.

Magic Eraser… oh, how I love thee. Let me count the ways: Bathtub Sinks Faucets Toilets Tile Floors Wood Trim Shower Walls, Shower Door, Shower Spout Cabinetry I could effortlessly go on. In fact, quite possibly I should invest stock … Continue reading

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The Busy, On-the-Go Momma’s 3-Step Guide to Maintaining Work-Life Sanity: STEP 3

Note: The following is the final part of a 3 part series aimed to help better manage a busy parent’s days. The full series includes: Step 1: Prioritize, followed by Step 2: Find Time. If you haven’t read Step 1, … Continue reading

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Gray Hairs – A Valentine’s Day Letter

*I wrote this quickly (as you’ll see) but wanted to share, because sometimes it is important to share. To my husband: Today, I looked in the mirror and found one more gray hair. Which caused me to pause, and desperately … Continue reading

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