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Mary Pimmel-Freeman
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hello, it's me
I have really missed this space. Since my last blog post a few months ago, I've written a couple dozen mental posts, but never actually gotten them written. Turns out mental blog posts don't count as real blog posts.  So here I am, back writing an actual po...

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we bought a house!
We bought a house! We bought a house! We bought a house!  I'm just a little excited about it. We found the most adorable house in the coolest neighborhood for a pretty great price. We move in just a few weeks, and we are so happy because it's our very first...

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15 for 30 goals check in
Today I celebrate my 31st birthday, and WOW does it feel crazy to type that. I remember when my older cousins turned 30 and complained about how old they felt, and now I'm as old as they were when they said that! And even though I'm a year older than 30 and...

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thoughts on motherhood (9 months)
I have a baby who is nine months old (technically 9 1/2 at the time of this writing), and I have no idea how that happened. When I was pregnant with Theo nine month olds seemed HUGE and old ! And I figured a mom of a nine month old obviously had everything ...

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m is for magnolia
Growing up, I never noticed the magnolia trees much.  Maybe it was the seasonal allergies that hit me every spring and prevented me from breathing and seeing much of anything. Over the years my allergies have gotten better, and my love of magnolia trees has...

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snow at the missouri botanical garden (in iphone photos)
St. Louis weather is largely unpredictable, with a warm, sunny day followed immediately by a freak snow storm.  There's a saying here that goes something like "if you don't like the weather, just wait a day and it'll probably change."  Except for summer wea...

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my new year's resolution
March 2 seems like a great day to share my New Year's resolution for 2016.  Blame it on lack of sleep or all the time spent chasing a little baby guy around, but I'm honestly just happy I'm managing to share it with you at all!   Ironically, this has been t...

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orchid show 2016
The Missouri Botanical Garden Orchid Show has been one of my favorite winter events for the past few years.  I drove seven hours to St. Louis to see the show the past few Februarys because it was just that special.  Winter in Wisconsin was just so long and ...

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thoughts on motherhood (7 months)
I procrastinated writing this post for weeks, eight weeks to be precise.  The further I get into motherhood, the more normal things feel and the harder it seems to put my reflections into words.  Here's my best attempt to stop procrastinating and reflect on...

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best of 2015
What a year.  This year I worked at a job I loved, had an amazing artist in residence experience, became a mother, and moved home to St. Louis.  Looking back this year feels like a complete blur.  I read through some of my blog posts, and I barely remember ...
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