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Kristi Ahrens
Just a mom trying to keep everyone happy and have some fun while we're at it.
Interests: Being a mom, loving my husband, reading, writing, sending off-the-wall snapchats and texts to my friends, studying the bible, taking pics of my kids and anything else fun, playing outside in nice weather
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Me too mom! It is hard but if you plan well and just decide to do it and not allow ANY cheating, it's possible!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Whole30 January at Word Therapy
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Aching joints. Sluggish workouts. Peeling, blistered, eczema marred skin. Fatigue. Irritability. Stomach Upset. That’s a fun list isn’t it? Do you have any of those things? I had all of those things before I did the Whole30 for the first time, and now, they are creeping back in. I’ve been... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Word Therapy
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See this little setup? I’m pretty proud of it. Very pinterest-y. As someone who struggles to cast a vision and then pull together all of the details necessary to execute it, I’m proud to say that it only took me approximately 3 years to finally get a “family values” placard... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 at Word Therapy
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Oops, I got busy and didn’t write for awhile. Oh well, life happens. Tonight… I did it again. I inadvertently sabotaged what would have otherwise been a nice time with my family. Have you ever done that? Have you ever let stuff get to you so badly that you wreck... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at Word Therapy
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Listening is becoming such a lost art. Soundbites, rhetoric, 30 second “debates” where no actual information is really exchanged, are the stuff we live and breathe. I mean, look at the National Anthem “to kneel or not to kneel” debate. Whatever side you’re on, you’ve probably noticed that most people... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2017 at Word Therapy
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It’s OVER. My first ever round of the Whole30 is done. I can’t even believe I did it. I really think the game changer was that I announced to the world that I was doing the whole30 through my blog. I hate public failure, so I could either finish out... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2017 at Word Therapy
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Day 17 of Write31Days Oops, I missed a few days. I will chock it up to sheer exhaustion from a weekend full of football, church, and hosting a cider press/kid birthday party. Sometimes you just pass out on the couch at 9:00 pm and all your writing intentions get lost... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2017 at Word Therapy
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Day 14 of the Write31Days challenge... 27 days. TWENTY SEVEN DAYS. I have completed 27 days on the Whole30. Some of you may be thinking “big deal”, but I am thoroughly shocked that I actually did it, and the end (Tuesday!) is in sight. I don’t do long term (more... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2017 at Word Therapy
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Day 12 of the Write31Day challenge, and no writing today, but I’m sharing an article from a guy who has apparently been reading my mail. I’ve recently felt freshly convicted about my propensity to get irritated over things that really aren’t that important. I’m thankful that this guy took the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at Word Therapy
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Day 11 in the Write31Days challenge where I'm exploring all the things that surprised me about adulthood. If you haven’t talked to me in recent years, you may not know that I’m annoyingly obsessed with personality typing, strength-finding, and now Enneagram-ing. It’s just so FASCINATING. I think most of us... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at Word Therapy
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Day 11 of the Write31Days Challenge It's okay to realize you're crazy and very damaged because all the best people are. Anne Lamott Has anyone else shown up to their life year after year, waiting for that elusive time when you’ll finally feel like you’re functioning like you’re supposed to?... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at Word Therapy
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Day 8 of the Write31Days Challenge, where I'm taking a look at all the ways I've found myself unprepared for adulthood: ... “Mom, I need you to come look at something” “Mom, can you get me something to drink?” “Mom, can you tell us another story?” “Mom, can you, can... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at Word Therapy
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“But Mom! I NEED the jacket that says E.N.U.F. on the back. It’s got leather sleeves that are a different color than the body of the jacket, you know??” Lordy, I’m embarrassed just typing that. I vividly remember these elusive, statuesque jackets parading around the playground on the backs of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at Word Therapy
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“Dear God, please do a miracle and make me skinny while I sleep” I think I was around 11 when I prayed that prayer. Still waiting on the Lord to answer me on that one. Then, as now, I want a fast solution. As a kid, I figured that with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at Word Therapy
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Day 4 of the Write31days challenge. I attended school conferences yesterday. It’s always fun to hear where they are doing well, and where they could use some improvement. I loved hearing from both boys’ teachers and realizing that though they have unique learning styles and challenges, they are both very... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at Word Therapy
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Today is day 3 of the Write31days challenge. I had no entry yesterday because I couldn’t think of a possible thing to say in light of the tragedy in Las Vegas. Instead of spending my evening writing something witty or fun or introspective, I spent my evening after I kissed... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2017 at Word Therapy
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Well, here we are in October! For the second year, I’ve decided to do a 31 day writing challenge with the goal of writing once per day around a central theme. My theme this year will recount the rough terrain of adulthood that continues to catch me off-guard and leaves... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at Word Therapy
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“Your spleen. It’s covered in lesions.” I felt the air rush out of the room and my heart jumped into my throat. “What does that even mean?” I asked. His face darkened as he replied, “It’s almost always lymphoma.” Cancer. Not exactly what I was expecting hear midway through my first pregnancy as a spry 25 year old nurse with the most benign health history ever seen. Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at Word Therapy
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Day 4. I’m actually sort of surprised I’ve even made it to day 4. I’m a habitual cheater on dietary modifications. It’s always sort of a slow slide off of the bandwagon for me. So far this time, I’ve managed to stay within the hard confines of the Whole30. They... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2017 at Word Therapy
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Doughnuts, Hamburgers, “salads” (covered in bleu cheese and dressing), chips, wine, cookies, beer…this summer was a bit of a nutritional disaster for me. I found myself racing around trying to keep us busy because whenever we are home and boredom sets in, our 2 boys seems to think it’s time... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2017 at Word Therapy
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Have you ever been having a good day only to have your world sucked up inside of a cyclone of shame inside your own mind? Have you ever had this happen because you are SURE that you are the most inept, unqualified person in the world to do whatever thing... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2017 at Word Therapy
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Have you ever been having a good day only to have your world sucked up inside of a cyclone of shame inside your own mind? Have you ever had this happen because you are SURE that you are the most inept, unqualified person in the world to do whatever thing... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2017 at 2 Blessings in Rascal disguises
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Another round of 5 minute Friday. If you want to join in or find out more, check out this page! This week's word prompt was: NEIGHBOR. Set the timer and write for 5 minutes. Here is what spilled out of my brain... Who is my neighbor? They asked Jesus this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at Word Therapy
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*This is my 2nd attempt at Five Minute Friday writing, where you are given a word, set a timer, and write for 5 minutes. This week's word was 'place'. If you want to join the fun, check out FiveMinuteFriday! What is my place? This question has come to the surface... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at Word Therapy
This is my first try at Five Minute Friday Writing! I loved it. There is a word given to write about, you write for 5 minutes, and then done! INSPIRE What inspires you? Where does inspiration come from? There is a deep well in each human soul that carries the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at Word Therapy