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A Writer Without Words

If you were to go into the Drafts folder of this blog, you’d find the following: 1.   “The reality of day to day life, this challenge of just living, is nothing like what I expected. After ten years and two kids, I’m just now becoming the mom I had always hoped to be. I more often […]

Fire Prevention Week with Kidde

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With over a month of the new school year already behind us, all of our children have surely by now reviewed their school’s safety plans with their teachers. They’ve sheltered in place, they’ve prepared for a tornado, and a staple of every school, they’ve reviewed their fire safety plans. But do your kids know what […]

The Power of a Smile

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  Have you ever stopped to think about the power of a smile?  Over the last six years, I’ve traveled extensively for work, from Las Vegas to Orlando, Los Angeles to east Africa. Walking swiftly through airport after airport surrounded by busy […]

Smucker’s Spread a Little Sunshine {Giveaway}

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This post is part of a sponsored campaign. I know that Resourceful Mommy readers love giveaways, so I’m excited to announce that Smucker’s® has launched a new photo promotion that celebrates the goodness of making someone’s day a little brighter. Whether it’s picking up your neighbor’s mail or leaving a fun note in your child’s lunchbox, every good act […]

Alison

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Alison loved the color blue. She loved irises, her cat Tigger, writing, music, acting, dancing, Sylvia Plath, order and neatness. She loved soothing candles and homemade soup that she’d make with specific friends in mind to show them she cared. She tucked in her shirts. She wrote thank you notes on thick stationery. She tied […]

Join Auntie Anne’s in the Mighty Fight Against Childhood Cancer

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I want all of you to meet Patrick. This sweet baby began his fight against cancer during his first year of life. As he approached his first birthday, his mother noticed a lump in Patrick’s belly. He was later diagnosed with Wilms’ Tumor, a rare form of cancer that strikes the youngest among us. I […]

Did You Off-Ramp or Take the Access Road

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(This post was originally published 5/5/2011.) The first time I visited my husband’s home state of Texas, I was baffled by the roads running parallel to every major highway.  Imagine building two of the exact same road right next to each other, one with six lanes, one with two, one moving quickly, one not as […]

The Myth of the All-or-Nothing Mom

(This post was originally published 4/19/2010) “…I try to draw the line but it ends up running down the middle of me most of the time.” – Ani DiFranco I grew up in a family that gave very little thought to how other people lived. Certainly we sat around summer picnics and shared all the […]