Category Archives: Manic Monday

Manic Monday: Martin Luther King, Jr. and his dream

  Last month, Beverly Diehl issued a call on her blog to participate in her MLK Blogfest, and I jumped at the chance to be a part of something so meaningful. Growing up in predominantly white southern Iowa, I didn’t have many … Continue reading

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Positive Self-Image Doesn’t Make It Ok To Be Overweight.

Hold on! Before you nail me to the cross, remember that one year ago, I started my weight loss journey. I lost sixty-five pounds via the Ideal Protein Diet, and what’s more, I learned how to eat healthy.  I know how … Continue reading

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Happy Boxing Day! Christmas disaster avoided…barely.

  Due to this post from Roni Loren (thank you for the warning, Roni) I’ve decided to remove most photos.  Or as it’s known in the States, “the day after Christmas.” It’s the second biggest shopping day of the year, and I’m … Continue reading

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Manic Monday: Reaching out to children With Special Needs

Due to this post from Roni Loren (thank you for the warning, Roni) I’ve decided to remove most photos.  Special needs children are near to my heart. Some of you already know it took us five years to get Grace, and that’s … Continue reading

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Manic Monday: Big Girl Panties and Being Thankful

Due to this post from Roni Loren (thank you for the warning, Roni) I’ve decided to remove most photos.  I bemoaned my query/manuscript woes yesterday, and you guys were great about putting up with me. Thank you all for letting me vent, … Continue reading

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Manic Monday: Cherish The Small Things

Happy Monday! Many of you know I just got back from a trip visiting family in Indianapolis, but must don’t know the reason for the trip. My brother (age 50) has been battling stage 4 throat cancer for nearly eighteen … Continue reading

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Manic Monday: Old Lady Flips Me Off

I told this story on Natalie Hartford’s blog, but I wanted to share it with everyone here, too. A few weeks ago, I was driving Grace about an hour a way to meet my mom so she could stay with … Continue reading

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Manic Monday – Finding the Perfect Jeans

Due to this post from Roni Loren (thank you for the warning, Roni) I’ve decided to remove most photos.  First off, I would like to say my figure doesn’t quite look like any of the women above. Picture a flatter butt and … Continue reading

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Manic Monday: Butt Pain and Lessons Learned

  Due to this post from Roni Loren (thank you for the warning, Roni) I’ve decided to remove most photos.  I have a pain in the butt. Literally. I don’t know what I’ve done, but in the last couple of months, I’ve … Continue reading

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Manic Monday: What’s In A Name?

Happy Monday, everyone! Today’s post is going to be short but hopefully fun. There are a lot of great blogs out there with awesome names, and I want to know how you came up with yours. Here’s the story behind … Continue reading

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