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Live Affirming Care

With a theme like caretaking, talking about my experience having Michael is an absolute “must do” this month. Michael was due on September 5, 2018. I went on maternity leave starting on August 29 with the goal of getting ready, resting, and just generally preparing for his arrival. That week was a delight. From September… Continue reading Live Affirming Care

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Caretaking

As I look back over this past year (yes, I am one of those that starts thinking about New Year’s Resolutions annoyingly early) how I have handled the goals I set for myself for 2018 and how I can improve the goals for 2019 begin to come into focus. Ultimately my goal this year was… Continue reading Caretaking

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Being Clear

Last week was a rough one when it came to content creation. Postpartum mood swings, the culmination of six weeks of interrupted sleep, and some less-than-ideal weather definitely took their toll and creating content for the blog is what took a back seat compared to doing well in my class and keeping my family alive.… Continue reading Being Clear

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From a Certain Point of View

As has often turned out to be the case over this past year, this month’s theme gives me a perspective that is heartily needed. These weeks following the birth of my son, Michael, have shown me how much I have to be grateful for. The blessings of sure and solid employment, good health, reliable vehicles,… Continue reading From a Certain Point of View

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Love and Thorns

I have to admit, it was a struggle for me to talk about gratitude last week. The actions of our elected "leaders" in the United States makes me feel more and more downtrodden and heartbroken almost every day. I adjust, try to resist, but feel like I am constantly being knocked on my feet as… Continue reading Love and Thorns

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Attitude of Gratitude

If there’s one thing I know a lot about in this season of my life, it’s rhyming.  While it’s true that we’re often rhyming made up words in the Hanson household, I have a rhyme for today that is not made up. I want to talk about cultivating an attitude of gratitude. There are a… Continue reading Attitude of Gratitude

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Gratitude

It is hard to believe that it’s already October! Although I have a hard time remembering after the recent media circus the United States Senate Judiciary Committee subjected us to, there is a lot for me to be grateful for at the close of this year. My little boy, who really put us through the… Continue reading Gratitude

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Caring

We recently took a trip to visit my parents and celebrate my youngest brother's 17th (!) birthday. Trips up north have become more and more challenging as our family has grown, both in size and "abtitude" (as Elizabeth would say). I don't know if it was a full moon or what, but we were not… Continue reading Caring