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There Is Nothing Taboo About Failure

Hi, my name is Kristen and I am a handbag junkie.

In fact, I love them SO much that I spent a very large sum of money to design and sell my own. Unfortunately, though I cherished those handbags and saw them having a unique value proposition, my business never did become profitable. I really thought it was on the brink a couple of times but we all know close only counts with horseshoes and hand grenades.

I lamented my losses for a long while (and continue to do so when I send my…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on September 15, 2014 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Life After Child Loss: Four Months Later

This weekend, I went to the wedding of our friends. It was a beautiful wedding, full of life and laughter and love.

But something struck me as I watched Lisa’s mom be escorted to her seat at the front of the church. Followed by Lisa, in her beautiful gown, her dad by her side.

I’ll never see this for her. My little girl won’t get a wedding. We’ll never have a chance to talk about dresses, or flowers, or guest lists. Hell, I won’t even know if that’s what she wanted – the big…

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Added by Cortney Galster on September 15, 2014 at 5:24pm — No Comments

How I make my 90 minute commute better - part 3

This is the last part of my series on how I make my 90 minute commute better.

Life at 523

Added by Kimberly Cargile on September 15, 2014 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Playdate IQ: Tips for Planning the Best Playdates for Moms and Kids

One of the biggest reasons why I left the “office” world to work for myself was to have more opportunities to spend quality time with my little guy. I love having the best of both worlds – being able to get tons of work done (and feel like a really productive mama) while still planning super fun days with him. And one of our favorite things to do on our days together is to plan a playdate with a friend or…

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Added by Cortney Galster on September 15, 2014 at 1:26pm — No Comments

My Everyday Makeup

This is my Everyday makeup. Meaning it is quick and easy to apply works on everyone and is my go to for almost everything. It seemed like a lot of steps when I was typing…

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Added by Hope Brissette on September 15, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

We've all got the blues

When I did my 100 book challenge last year, I would occasionally (and accidentally) get a large print book from the library. I'd crack it open, see all the large typeface and think, "Wow. That's kind of nice."…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 15, 2014 at 6:31am — No Comments

This is the Pinterest Of Beauty

I have recently…

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Added by Hope Brissette on September 14, 2014 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Teagan's Half Birthday: What I've Learned Along the Way

This week Teagan turns six months! I cannot believe how quickly time has flown. Since I will be traveling for work the day of her six month birthday I'm posting this a little early.



Having a child sure is a game changer. There are days that I cannot even comprehend how much our lives have changed and how my husband and I have evolved as a couple, as individuals, and as new parents. Parts of the past six months are a total blur and other parts are so…

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Added by Kristen Pederson on September 14, 2014 at 7:23pm — No Comments

What Should You Do For Bonding With Your Child?

Being a dad is hard. You can read about it, you can hear about it, you can even learn about it, but it’s an unique experience that will get the best of anyone. This is a reality and even if we see so many movies and documentaries of great father role models and what to do in order to bond with your child, there is not a single method that applies to all cases. Here are some ideas of what to look for when it comes to bonding. Some of them might work for you, some will not. It’s up to you how…

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Added by Laura O. Tolentino on September 14, 2014 at 4:06pm — 1 Comment

My Son's Turquoise Room

What color is your kid's room?

It's time to show of L's turquoise room for the Blue Cottage House Tour! I didn't want a blue room for him and absolutely love this color.

Blue Cottage House Tour: Landon’s Turquoise…

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Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on September 14, 2014 at 12:27pm — 2 Comments

Spin Master - Zoomer / Shadow 2.0 Review

My kids are always excited when a new toy shows up on our doorstep. Especially when they see it advertised on television, and they can say, "hey, I've tried that!"



When Zoomer's best friend Shadow showed up, my kids were all too…

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Added by Ronda on September 14, 2014 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Inner Bully an Escape Story

One mother's experience and I found it inspiring for all mothers.

Six months ago, I became a mother to a beautiful daughter. Since then, something absolutely incredible has happened.

After 25 years of beating myself up while looking in the mirror, concerned about every pound gained or lost, focusing on my not-so-perfect hair, worrying about my complexion, and just never feeling good enough for my biggest critic (myself)... I'm finally feeling something…

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Added by Dr Kathleen Fuller on September 14, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.

Just my thoughts about what it means to be a submissive wife. Click here for more.

Added by Sara Cart on September 13, 2014 at 4:27pm — 1 Comment

Will YOU Join Me in My 30 Day Challenge?

A few days ago I shared a blog post (read it here) about recognizing an opportunity before me… an opportunity to change my own mindset about how each day is experienced.  I know for certain that the steps I’ve taken toward making this mindset change have already made a difference to…

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Added by Karen Peterson on September 13, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Flower Power Entrepreneur

Do you know what I absolutely hate spending money on?

Greeting cards.

I spend tons on cards for people that may be displayed on a counter for a couple of days and then casually get tossed into the trash.  Even the "discount" cards are still around $2.99.  And let's not even discuss the dollar store cards.  Much cheaper but...scary-looking!  You know what I mean?  If you've ever seen one, we're on the same page.

But a friend of mine recently formed a business that…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on September 12, 2014 at 8:10pm — No Comments

Pregnancy Workout Mama: The First Trimester

So, before we found out we were pregnant, I was really working hard on getting to the gym four or five times a week. And I was doing such an awesome job.

And then, we had a crazy week where Ricky was home for six days – no working breaks for mama – which meant mama got really behind. Which led to two weeks of playing catch up, and only two or three workouts.

Then there was this week, where I’ve basically been nauseous and just trying to figure out how to cope with severe…

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Added by Cortney Galster on September 12, 2014 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Blog hop

Blogger Connections 3

I have posted another great hop and have showcased two great blogs for your reading pleasure. 

Have a great day

Added by Deedra Martinez on September 12, 2014 at 12:21pm — No Comments

At My Counter

At My Counter

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Added by Deedra Martinez on September 12, 2014 at 12:20pm — No Comments

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