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Mary Smith
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Catholic mother of 4 striving for the devout life and a fit body.
Catholic mother of 4 striving for the devout life and a fit body.

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One Year Later
It's been a while since I wrote anything here in this space.  Today is the one year anniversary of my father's death.  All of August I was emotional, following my Timehop posts of our big trip across the country while we were on vacation in Missouri, all th...

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Just Getting It All Out
I'm sitting here with my fingers on the keyboard trying to wrap my head around the last 3 months.  September 1st, 2015, my dad died.  There are nicer, gentler ways to say it, but I'm not in a nice gentle mood.  He died.  He's gone and all I have left are my...

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Conversations Overheard...
Renee is explaining to Anne-Marie what a vegetarian is. She says, "Vegetarians don't eat any animals".  Anne-Marie is bewildered and says to Renee "I'll give you a choice: would you rather be lost in a forest and starve to death or would you rather be lost ...

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When Your Ballerina Hangs Up Her Slippers
Today marks the beginning of the end of Emma's dance career.  Though ballet has always been her first love, she had been planning to take a break to try something new in her freshman year of high school in 1 year.  She was adamant that she would dance in he...

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It's been a year since we adopted our beautiful Golden Retriever, Molly.   If you recall, I felt very strongly that Molly was meant for our family.  I prayed about adopting a dog for at least a year.  For months up till we got the call that she was availabl...

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A Mother's Prayer
Thank you, Lord, for my family, who creates work and filth, chaos just shy of  disaster in their wake. And thanks for sending them to school and work all day. Even if it is an early release day. Amen. 

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Dusting Off and Recommitting
Dusting off the ol' BodyBugg today.  Somehow, over the course of the last 11 months, I got overconfident and also lazy.  I blame it on losing focus and mojo.  I've beaten myself up enough for letting it happen and now I'm wiping the slate clean.  I'm recomm...

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Where Does the Time Go?
Ten years ago this morning, I overheard the labor and delivery nurse say that I was scaring the other patients in the maternity ward as I struggled to deliver a 9 pound 9 ounce behemoth with natural childbirth who was in a hurry to be born after missing his...

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