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Memories from 2013...

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2013 has been a banner year filled with ups and downs. I could list all of the ups and downs here or you could read some of my old blog posts... Seriously, the biggest thing to mention is that my family and I were enormously blessed this year. We greeted the year together and we ended the year together. What is more important than that?! Here's a video of some of my highlights from 2013. There are photos of me, my family and friends. Check it out. You may find yourself in one of the photos. Enjoy!!!

Wednesday's Working Mom Words of Wisdom: Driving Through a Rain Storm

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"Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding." Proverbs 4:7 I try to make my posts timely, but neglected to post one last week that I'd like to share because the lesson I learned was profound. In the midst of it all, be grateful... Be Grateful Last Wednesday was particularly eventful. I had two meetings after work. As I was driving to the second meeting, there was an advisory from the National Weather Service saying that thunderstorms were coming to Allegheny County along with "quarter sized" hail . As soon as the announcement finished on came the wind, rain, the thunder, the lighting and the hail. It was as if it was on queue. The hail reminded me that my Volkswagen is a definitely a step down from my old Lexus . It was coming down hard and I could almost feel it. Also, I was on a two lane road during this storm trying to get from one side of the county to the other. It was scary and I kept

Mommy Mondays: Sexy Mom v. Saving Mom (the eternal parenting struggle)

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Mondays tend to be challenging for everyone. It's often the first day back to work after the weekend and it takes some time to get in the groove. This Monday went a little better than usual though. Yesterday we achieved the impossible. We actually had the house resembling clean before 10:00 PM, which is quite a feat for us. That meant that we were not trying to clean the house in the wee hours of the morning. We actually went to bed at a decent hour. That hasn't happened in months. Because of our productive Sunday I woke up with energy this morning. I also had a car , which was a change from last week. Last week I had to rely on my feet and public transportation . This week I got to ride in style, or at least in my new "Jetta Sportswagen". I have to write "Sportswagen" because I am still a bit in denial that I own a station wagon . Is it possible that I have retired my sexy card and now I am merely a mom? "Merely a mom" seems