Start Acting Like a Child! @MindyJPeltier

Start Acting Like a Child!

Being a grown-up is much harder than I imagined. As a child I pictured eating my desert first and staying up as late as I wanted. Turns out, it’s a bit more complicated than that. Just a tish. There are bills and bullies, taxes and trials, diseases and duties. Being a grown-up means you face […]

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You can be ALONE but not LONELY. @MindyJPeltier


Some assume that alone and lonely are interchangeable. I don’t see it that way. You can be alone, but not be lonely. You can be lonely, but not be alone.   You can be alone, but not be lonely. You can be lonely, but not be alone.   Alone is a condition in which there are no other humans around […]

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The Boy Who Walked With Me @MindyJPeltier

The Boy Who Walked With Me

Childhood fades into staccato memories tinged with joy or sorrow. Like fence posts, they stand tall in the field of our mind, strung together with great lengths of fuzziness and occasional barbs. Not all memories retained initially merit much value, but a simple event often remembered with fondness becomes a prized memory, the way a child cherishes an inexpensive trinket given in love. An event as […]

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I Remember Susie Jaeger @MindyJPeltier

I Remember Susie Jaeger

My childhood was magical until I learned about Susie Jaeger. Every summer day was an adventure waiting to unfold for my five siblings and me in the cozy mountain town of Helena, Montana. Under the watchful care of Mount Helena and the Sleeping Giant, we explored from the perch of our Schwinn banana seat bikes, the playing cards clothespinned in our spokes leaving […]

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Look Back to the Future to Set Life Goals @MindyJPeltier

Look Back to the Future to Set Life Goals

A thyroid cancer diagnosis at 40 was an obvious game-changer. Days were spent researching and enduring endless doctor visits. Energy was reserved for priority activities, like baseball games, wrestling matches, and track meets. Closets were ignored, at times along with meals, laundry, and house-cleaning. I had to accept that I couldn’t – and shouldn’t – do it all. The challenging demands of the present were always […]

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Pain is Weakness Leaving the Body

Should You Always Push Through Your Pain?

Slogans promise us great victory by ignoring pain. This can be true. Click on link to purchase this shirt on Amazon. Pain is a part of everyone’s life. The slogans inspire us to endure and embrace pain as part of the necessary process to make us stronger. Ten+ years of artificial thyroid hormone left my body weakened. A spring diagnosis of osteoporosis […]

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2016 Fresh

2016 Is Fresh With No Mistakes In It

A favorite inspirational quote is from Anne of Green Gables. You know, Anne with an “e”.  After getting caught reading Ben Hur instead of studying Geometry, Miss Stacey gently reproves her. After they talk about Anne’s punishment, she bursts out with relief, “Tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it!” Miss Stacey smiles and adds, “Well, […]

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Let it Clothespin Snowman! @MindyJPeltier

LET IT Clothespin SNOWman!

Many people dream about having a White Christmas. Not me. I lived the majority of my life in the upper Midwest under three feet of White Christmas, experiencing stormed-in Christmases, we-have-no-power Christmases, and cut-more-firewood Christmases. Snow is pretty, but it has to be shoveled and scraped. I’m content enough to craft any  all snow we have around the […]

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Peg Doll Nativity @MindyJPeltier

Peg Doll Nativity Set is Touchable for Toddlers

Every home with dimpled toddler fingers needs a touchable nativity set. There should be one baby Jesus they can hold and kiss and not worry about breaking. I created this Peg Doll nativity scene with my grandkids in mind. It will be fairly easy for them to make and will endure years of playing and displaying. This is the third […]

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