Tagged: #FiveMinuteFriday

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Five Minute Friday:: Empty

I have teamed up with a wonderful team of bloggers who participate in “Five Minute Friday.” Here’s the skinny: Every Friday for nearly four years hundreds of people joined a kind of writing flash mob. We write for five minutes flat. All on the same prompt that is posted by the the team starting at 10pm EST on Thursday night and all through Friday. And we connect on Twitter with the hashtag #FMFParty (It stands for Five Minute Friday Party). No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real. Today’s word: Empty. I am surrounded by stuff. Everywhere I...

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Five Minute Friday:: Middle

I have teamed up with a wonderful team of bloggers who participate in “Five Minute Friday.” Here’s the skinny: Every Friday for nearly four years hundreds of people joined a kind of writing flash mob. We write for five minutes flat. All on the same prompt that is posted by the the team starting at 10pm EST on Thursday night and all through Friday. And we connect on Twitter with the hashtag #FMFParty (It stands for Five Minute Friday Party). No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real. The prompt for this week: MIDDLE  – – – – –...

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Five Minute Friday:: Now

I have teamed up with a wonderful team of bloggers who participate in “Five Minute Friday.” Here’s the skinny: Every Friday for nearly four years hundreds of people joined a kind of writing flash mob. We write for five minutes flat. All on the same prompt that is posted by the the team starting at 10pm EST on Thursday night and all through Friday. And we connect on Twitter with the hashtag #FMFParty (It stands for Five Minute Friday Party). No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real. Today’s word: Now. “Seize the moment,” they say… For the...

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Five Minute Friday:: Enjoy.

Latte in hand. Leggings on. Decently picked up kitchen. Children’s laughter in the background. I can truly say I am enjoying this moment. I sometimes struggle with the simplicity of enjoy. It seems easy enough, sure. But there is always something to clean, dinner to start, work to finish, a fight to put out between three tiny humans still sculpting their troubleshooting craft. It’s hard to take time when there is no time to take. Lately, I’ve been called to put duties on hold and try to enjoy. Enjoy the moments. Enjoy the problem solving. Enjoy the challenges. Enjoy the friendships. Enjoy our freedoms....

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Five Minute Friday:: LISTEN

This year is a life transitional year for me. I recently took a one-year leave from my job to be a Stay-At-Home-Mom (#SAHMInternship). After years of pumping my entire salary (and then some) into daycare to let others raise my children, all the while frantically running around like a crazy person trying to sort out the logistics of the work/ life balance for a salary I didn’t actually keep, we decided a change was necessary. Not only has this transition allowed me to slow down and focus on my family, but it has allowed our family to slow down and enjoy...

Five Minute Friday :: LIFT 2

Five Minute Friday :: LIFT

I was once rock bottom. My heart was filled with despair and I couldn’t fathom getting out of bed. I didn’t know how to move forward, or if I even could. Everything I had known and believed in was taken from me. In an instant. My mom was gone. And then, I was LIFTED by the power of prayer, the love of friends, the strength of family, and the overwhelming presence of my mom’s spirit who lived on in each of us. On February 2, 2011, I received a call while teaching at my elementary school. My mom was non-responsive...

Five Minute Friday :: HAPPY!! 2

Five Minute Friday :: HAPPY!!

I have teamed up with a wonderful team of bloggers who participate in “Five Minute Friday.” Here’s the skinny: Every Friday for nearly four years hundreds of people joined a kind of writing flash mob. We write for five minutes flat. All on the same prompt that is posted by the the team starting at 10pm EST on Thursday night and all through Friday. And we connect on Twitter with the hashtag #FMFParty (It stands for Five Minute Friday Party). No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real. The prompt for this week: HAPPY  – – – –...

Five Minute Friday :: HIDDEN 3

Five Minute Friday :: HIDDEN

Who am I? I am a mother to three fabulous young children. People know me as, “Madiana’s mom” at dance class, “Gretchen’s mom” when I pick up from daycare, and “Brecken’s mom” when I’m seen in the halls of my son’s elementary school. One mom (after seeing each other at birthday parties and school drop-offs and the neighborhood) admitted to me she didn’t actually know me by name and had me listed as “Brecken’s mom” in her contacts. Officially. I am HIDDEN under the mask of being a mommy. Where am I? I look around my house sometimes and all I...

Five Minute Friday :: Create! 0

Five Minute Friday :: Create!

I have teamed up with a wonderful team of bloggers who participate in “Five Minute Friday.” Here’s the skinny: Every Friday for nearly four years hundreds of people joined a kind of writing flash mob. We write for five minutes flat. All on the same prompt that is posted by the the team starting at 10pm EST on Thursday night and all through Friday. And we connect on Twitter with the hashtag #FMFParty (It stands for Five Minute Friday Party). No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real. My First FMF was created on time, but posted late...

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