Are you having this moment each day or failing yourself?

   Being Happy with Your Life I sit outside in the ending heat with the sun dropping lower and lower in the sky. The day is almost over and I find myself so content. I think about this contentment almost every evening like this, out in the yard, watering the garden, watching the kids play. […]

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Never marry someone who wouldn’t be a great Daddy

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Poster they made Dad for Fathers Day. Yes, he let the 4 kids eat most of the candy! LOL They knew he would! When I was a teenager I was a wild little thing. I wanted to get out into the world and experience everything life had to offer and to heck with the rules. […]

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How am I this lucky? – 15 years

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      15 years ago I was but a girl, a head strong, wild, hard to hold on to girl. I had experienced so much and knew heart break and betrayal. I lived with passion, a force of nature some said. I was not down to earth, I was not predictable. I was a […]

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The numbers of Valentines Day

Presented By Shaneco.com, Wedding and Engagement Rings          A Valentine Worth Saving For This infographic beings back memories of my own engagement 15 years ago. I spent most of the day alone the 9th of February, my boy friend traveling far and wide trying to find the perfect ring. By the time […]

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My Sister Kissed a Girl and is now getting Married

    I would like to introduce you to someone dear to me and a guest post I am so excited to post here! This is my baby sister who clearly is far from a baby now!   Guest Post  By: Asha sister of LittleCrunchy!      When I was little I always thought that a […]

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18 year old gets Married

This is not a news story, and it is not all that rare. However so many people seem to have opinions about this. Here is my opinion. I got married at 18. It has been 14 years now and still married to the love of my life. I adore him. I feel now as I […]

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Mothers Review on CHIMPANZEE

A Must See for all ages! Not because of amazing stunts, new technology, or the latest and great trends. It is a hit because it speaks to the heart telling a true story of a very special Chimp and what happens to him.  My children and I sat in the theater not really knowing what […]

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Easy Homeschooling! Teach to the Season!

Photo By LittleCrunchy Homeschooling does not have to be school at home. It can be more organic and natural and it can flow with the spirit of the child, the home, the season. This might not sound like formal education, maybe because it is not formal. It is down and hopefully dirty too.     Spring […]

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Guest Post: Importance of Keeping Your Elderly Relatives Active

Importance of Keeping Your Elderly Relatives Active. By: Maria Mallaband    As parents, the importance of keeping your child’s minds active and healthy is imperative. Unfortunately it’s a fact of life that as people grow older, so too do their minds. It is it is important that relatives or children of the elderly adopt the same […]

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Kind Words

 I wish I knew what to say when someone I care about looses a loved one. I don’t. I worry I will say the wrong thing, that I will make it worse. Not saying anything though seems wrong.   My grandfather taught me that kind words cost nothing and they make us rich if we use […]

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How do crunchy parents fight?

The same way you do I would imagine. There is no one right to argue any more than there is a right way to parent. I can however tell you what training in non-violent communication and peaceful parenting has done for my marriage. I think knowing what works for you and what doesn’t is so […]

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Little Loves from my True Love!

14 years ago he asked me to marry him. The ring was not traditional, it was personal, and perfect.  All these years later our gifts are still not traditional, but personal.  These are my little “yes” anniversary gifts from my hotty husband. 

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Surrogacy

“I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything; but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” Edward Everett Hale Surrogacy is a gift like few others.  I learned about it when I was 10, […]

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Of Sorrow and Love

Sorrow reminds me that never again shall we see another day together.Love reminds me that I shall never wake having not been changed by the ones we did.   – Kimberly Cleven    Thinking today of the sadness of loved ones who have lost people so dear. I can’t make it better. I can’t wish it […]

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October 24th — Scary Beautiful

If you didn’t know, I am a tree hugging, attachment parenting, liberal, free thinker. I can’t say I come from that lot though some things make me thing the apples in my family tree didn’t fall far apart! My sister, her girl friend, and their baby have been here the last few months. I was […]

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True Love

True love is many things. Often I am reminded of it. Tonight is one of them. So many things going on, medical, social, ethical and I found myself a bit of a puddle today. My husband, my best friend, reminds me why I love him more than any other. True love is staying up as […]

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Day 145

Long before my husband and I knew we would date we were just good friends. One day he showed up while our other friends where busy and asked if I would go some place I had been wanting to visit, a few hours north, Salem Ma. I thought for sure my mother would say no, […]

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Day 64

My wonder husband is amazing on many levels, one of them happens to be his magical knowing of just when I need random roses. I am not sure my love language is gifts, but the thought he puts into them… it means so much. What is your love language? Have you done something random as […]

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Price of Words

Communication online is a very hard thing. While trying to share information and my care, some how I still manage to be taken wrong, resulting in conflict, and feelings getting hurt. Even with classes in communication, and NVC, and relationships, I found myselt at a loss this week in a group that means a lot […]

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