Author Archives: Karen

About Karen

Life seems to be moving at incredible speed! It's hard some times to pause and appreciate the small moments in life but honestly they are the most precious ones.

Mindfulness

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and as an adult I appreciate the day differently then when I was a kid. Not because I am a mother but more importantly because my mom passed away over 20 years ago. … Continue reading

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Blessings

Spirituality is defined as, “a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves.” As a kid growing up, when I heard someone say that they didn’t attend church but they consider themselves to be spiritual, I had no idea what they … Continue reading

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Garage Sales

Have you ever had a garage sale? I have had a few in my day and every time I have one I tell myself this is my last one.  But during the year I start to collect things that I … Continue reading

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Support

Have you ever wondered why having the support of your family was so important in life? Why their opinion could have such a strong impact on the way you feel about yourself? I think growing up I always looked for … Continue reading

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Expectations

I had a conversation with a friend recently about having expectations when it comes to relationships with the people in our lives. How having expectations can lead to disappointment.  I told her that I have learned not to expect anything … Continue reading

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Conversation with my son..

                   Have you ever read parents’ letters to their sons or daughters that they have posted on social media?  Some of the letters are quite beautifully written.  Things that I wish I … Continue reading

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Dads…

Growing up I thought of my dad as the strongest, bravest man I knew.  I felt completely protected by him.  I remember one night we were all sitting in the family room and my mom heard a noise in the … Continue reading

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Sidewalks

For those who know me, I am pretty quiet when it comes to having strong opinions.  Don’t get me wrong, I have opinions but I don’t usually share them out loud.  So it was very unusual for me to take … Continue reading

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Raising Kids in Faith

It has been a very long time since I have blogged.  I have thought about it often but didn’t have any thing inspirational to write about until today. Let me give you some background information first.  My sons and I … Continue reading

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Surprise Weekend

I generally have a plan in mind for my day, a to-do-list so to speak.  But I have to admit that since becoming a mom I have had to learn to go with the flow. More times than not my … Continue reading

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