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Elyse Beard
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darkness
How panic attacks feel for me, written through the lens of a character I'm building out for a book. I shut the door with a calmness I don’t feel. Inside, I am chaos, fear rips through me, irrational and leaving me trembling. I feel my thoughts spiraling out...

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No ifs, ands or buts
written a few years ago but feels relevant today.  There are so many times that all I want is for someone to recognize how hard it is to be a full-time stay-at-home mom. I just want someone, anyone, to recognize all that goes into this job that I'm doing. S...

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mother's day getaway
Mother's Day was a while ago, but I can't move forward without documenting the best day of the year so far. For mother's day this year, Dale surprised me with a little Mother's Day getaway with a few of my most favorite friends. I have to say, it can't get ...

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October-December, the fun months
OCTOBER October is my favorite month...well, it usually is, just not in California. Sure the weather is nice, but I'd rather have amazing foliage and crisp air and FALL.  So one weekend we decided to try and escape up north to wear it's supposed to be colde...

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GRETA DOES EXIST!
I HATE MYSELF RIGHT NOW. Greta, I'm sorry my dear. You are getting the full brunt of third kid status right now. I have virtually no representation of you on my blog, sooooo does that mean you don't really exist? Let's fix that right now. Side note: I am to...

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A Smattering of Summer 2016
Summer 2016: so full of FUN. Allow almost year-old pictures to do the talking in no particular order. Rucker Lake camp out with our ward A birthday campout for Mo: Because he turned TWO! We had a dinosaur/horse party, and it was the best. We had parties wit...

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Utah and Squatting and Halloween and being homeless
When we decided to move from Florida, we had high hopes that Dale would find a job quickly. Meanwhile while we waited for the inevitable, the kids and I opted to move in with my parents to save money while Dale invaded a friend's house looking for a job. We...

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FLORIDA: in which we go to Bermuda via private jet
Once we lived in Florida. Dale had a kick ass job and his boss liked to live the high life. and I mean the hiiiiiigh life. As in, he took both Dale and I and a few other people from the office and FLEW US TO BERMUDA. FOR A WEEKEND. FOR FUN. ON HIS PRIVATE J...

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FLORIDA: Harry Potter World
Continuing the saga of that-one-time-when-we-lived-in-Florida.  So. that one time we lived in Florida, we were super excited to live there for one reason, and that reason was that it was a destination.   A place people actually wanted to come visit.  Our ve...

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Mo Mo turns two!
My baby boy turned 2 last week. TWO! He is such a goofball...and a stinker. that kid gives me a run for my money. Just a few days ago he started yelling "NO!!" at me multiple times while pointing at me with his chubby little finger. "NO! NO! MOM, NO!".... a...
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