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CoffeeTalkMom
Boulder, Colorado
Mom, wife, friend, and serial observer of life.
Interests: Family, parenting, coffee, choir, sports, white wine, shopping, reading, home decorating and spending time with my friends..all with a dash of Christianity...
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A couple of months back, I was cleaning up CTD’s office and straightening things up…As I was reaching for a ribbon of cards I had hung during chemotherapy, a voice rung out from the laptop, “Don’t take those down!”… I turned to see CTD looking up and suddenly very passionate... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2021 at Coffee Talk Mom
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This week CTD asked me if I wanted to go to “Demo Day” at his work @techstars. We have attended countless events that showcase new companies who have created a product ready for the marketplace. It was then that I realized MY “Demo Days” are a little different now. Mine... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2021 at Coffee Talk Mom
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At a recent family birthday party for my 2 year old nephew, I saw him wobbling through the rocks and found myself saying, “Don't Fall”…! As a parent, we want to avoid falls, but inevitably we fall…even as adults. Some “falls” can be managed: have you ever found yourself in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2021 at Coffee Talk Mom
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We are kissing chemo goodbye!! For now, he recovers from the cocktail of many medicines that invade to cure and to destroy . We are grateful for all of the research into “cures” and tips from many of you. One thing this has taught us is that each journey is... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2021 at Coffee Talk Mom
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It’s the age of information. As a blogger, there is always a tightrope of facts-vs-opinions and the thoughts, “Will I offend someone?”, “Does anyone find this interesting?”, and “Am I the only one going through this?”...but those are the risks you take when you write...most of what CoffeeTalkMom has been... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2021 at Coffee Talk Mom
Just for a moment, I thought I should switch my title...not something I ever thought I would do...and something that I truly hope you never have to deal with. It’s amazing how life can change in an instant and, for us, it has meant a cancer diagnosis for CTDad. Here... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2021 at Coffee Talk Mom
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...and for this we should all be grateful. It doesn’t matter what is happening around us, in our world, our crazy lives, or in the government...Jesus came down as a tiny baby to save our world...and that will NEVER change. We can all get wrapped up in the “poor me”... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2020 at Coffee Talk Mom
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Ahh...the comparison trap...we are always reminded not to fall into it. Typically, this is a good idea. There is no point in trying to be the prettiest, skinniest,smartest.most organized, most accomplished person in the world...there will always be someone with more. It can lead us up and endless trail. We... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2020 at Coffee Talk Mom
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Who even knows what season it is at this point...2020 is just running out of time, and for THAT I am grateful...!! They trees are just starting to change by our home in Colorado which is great given that last year we had an early freeze and never got to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2020 at Coffee Talk Mom
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It’s been awhile. I’m not really sure why, but it just feels like everything has been said. Do you feel like life Is on a giant repeating wheel right now? Get up, get dressed (so I feel “normal”), pick the house, check email, do errands, work on flip house, feel... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2020 at Coffee Talk Mom
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Well...we are easing out of the quarantine, so I thought I would write some quick tips and tricks. This is NOT meant to be political in any way...just my own experience. Personally, I have very low blood pressure and bouts of anxiety, so wearing a mask for a long period... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2020 at Coffee Talk Mom
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Okay...for those of us sick about talking about the plague...let’s have some fun with some thoughts from the last few weeks! Have you ever eaten a salad and about half way through thought, “I don’t think this is very good for me!”...THAT is how I feel when I eat my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2020 at Coffee Talk Mom
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I’m trying to be positive, but some weeks are just hard. This week is one of those. The stock market, doom and gloom over the virus, and a bevy of personal dumpster fires to deal with. Overall...we are blessed. I am a notorious worrier, but I am finding time to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2020 at Coffee Talk Mom
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Buzz...As a child, you were a ball of energy and drool...you were a challenge after having our neat and tidy Thomas...The bible says “Train your child up in the way he should go and he will not depart from it”...The “he should go” part was a little hard for us.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2020 at Coffee Talk Mom
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January and February are tough months in Colorado. The days are still short, and the color has not returned to the landscape, so I take this time to “think blue” in my house. The countless ornaments and tchotchkes are packed away and it feels good to dust and start with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2020 at Coffee Talk Mom
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“Behold, I am making all things new” Don’t you love a fresh start? I have always been the type of person who likes to turn the page on a new month. The paper is white and crisp. YES, I still use a paper calendar ...and read paper books...Writing by hand... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Coffee Talk Mom
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! My mind has been swimming with thoughts about gift-giving, the true meaning of Christmas, balancing the check-book (is that even a thing anymore?), decorating, baking, and running from event to event. Let me start by saying that none of this is bad...but... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2019 at Coffee Talk Mom
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Okay...You couldn’t find a bigger dog lover than me. Our dog Lexie was the most amazing dog and huge part of our family. I swear it took me over a year to get over her being gone. We struggled whether or not to get a new puppy and have put... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2019 at Coffee Talk Mom
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I mean...the nerve! In Part 2 of the Travel Series, I wanted to share with you the complete shock and awe of having CTD tell me that I would have to pack a CARRY ON for our 16 day trip to Europe. It is with great remorse that I (GULP)have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2019 at Coffee Talk Mom
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CTD and I just returned from a two week journey through England and Italy and I thought I would share some info you may need to know before you go! The biggest advice is to go knowing that you are on an adventure and the creature comforts of home will... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2019 at Coffee Talk Mom
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It all started out with good intentions...we are in Utah for the Patriot Boot Camp weekend that we have volunteered at for years. We decided to drive and got to see our peeps in Steamboat for breakfast, great weather the whole drive, and other than a sore back...all was good.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2019 at Coffee Talk Mom
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I will start with this...a couple of years ago we had a friend who did a “silence retreat”...OMG...I’m pretty sure it would be my biggest nightmare! He literally had to go one week with NO speaking...no interaction...no Netflix...no nothing. If you think I am crazy now...I am pretty sure I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2019 at Coffee Talk Mom
Reblogged Jul 1, 2019 at Coffee Talk Mom
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Recently, I was talking to a friend on the phone and emptying the dishwasher, checking a date on the calendar, and watering the plants on my windowsill. I went to grab something out of my car and realized, “Crap...Did she just say her mom is having surgery?”...I am a rotten... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2019 at Coffee Talk Mom
While in the midst of “Snowmagedon” yesterday here in Colorado, I took some time to catch up on the house, the news, life in general...I read some articles about the “College Scandal” involving rich parents trying to get their kids into “elite” schools. At first, it kind of made me... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2019 at Coffee Talk Mom