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3 Days ’til 40: My 40 Favorite Photos from My 400 Days ’til 40 Journey


As my 400 days ’til 40 blogging journey is almost to an end, I wanted to dedicate this post to my top 40 favorite photos from the journey.  Blogging each day also meant taking many original photos so that I could include an image with each post.  I have never used my camera as much as I have this year!  I hope you enjoy!


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Posted by on February 18, 2013 in Inspiration


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52 Days ’til 40: Have a Healthy, Responsible New Year’s Eve


I wish all of my readers the best for 2013.  May we all continue to challenge ourselves to learn and grow.  May we all tackle life with vision and compassion, enthusiasm and love.  May we look back one year from now and be thankful for all of the gifts that 2013 will bring to us.  Happy New Year! Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on December 31, 2012 in attitude, Health, Safety


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56 Days ’til 40: Lazy Weekdays


One of the things I LOVE most about winter break is that I have two weeks of lazy weekdays!  Yes, for two full weeks I can stay up late, remain in bed half the day (I am NOT a morning person) and leisurely mull throughout the apartment in various moments of productiveness (or lack thereof).  Today is going to be one of those days, with my only major goal being knitting, while simultaneously watching a movie with my girls (yes, I can even do lazy multi-tasking!)  I am enjoying this while I can, as it will not last long!  Read the rest of this entry »


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86 Days ’til 40: Hug Therapy


A hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away.  ~ Bil Keane

That’s what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not so lovable. ~ Deb Caletti

If you’re angry at a loved one, hug that person. And mean it. You may not want to hug – which is all the more reason to do so. It’s hard to stay angry when someone shows they love you, and that’s precisely what happens when we hug each other. ~ Walter Anderson Read the rest of this entry »


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101 Days ’til 40: Adoration from Animals


I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. ~ Hippolyte Taine

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. ~ Albert Schweitzer 

With the qualities of cleanliness, affection, patience, dignity, and courage that cats have, how many of us, I ask you, would be capable of becoming cats? ~ Fernand Mery   Read the rest of this entry »


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119 Days ’til 40: Sensory Integration Issues


One of my sensory problems was hearing sensitivity, where certain loud noises, such as a school bell, hurt my ears.  It sounded like a dentist drill going through my ears. ~ Temple Grandin

All this sensory input, which begins in the brain, has its effect throughout the body. ~ Norman Cousins Read the rest of this entry »


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125 Days ’til 40: because. BeCaUsE? BECAUSE!

Ah, one of my favorite words as a parent and as an educator…. one of those all-powerful words…. BECAUSE! Read the rest of this entry »


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130 Days ’til 40: Best Way to Spend the Weekend

Once again, one of my feline family members has volunteered to be my visual aid.  She is demonstrating what I believe is the absolute best way for me to spend my weekend. Read the rest of this entry »


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159 Days ’til 40: Strength to Persevere


As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want. ~ Mike Tyson

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. ~ Christopher Reeve

The will to persevere is often the difference between failure and success. ~ David Sarnoff Read the rest of this entry »


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169 Days ’til 40: Wordless Wednesday

Caption this photo!  (*Note – no cats were harmed in the taking of this photo – this is how she naps!)


Posted by on September 5, 2012 in attitude, Children, Health, Pets


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