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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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Well, these last two days bombed a little for mom. For more on that, check here For the rest of the last few days, here are a few photos: Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Orchardmama Blog
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Well, these last two days bombed a little for mom. For more on that, check here For the rest of the last few days, here are a few photos: Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Orchardmama Blog
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Alright, I'm just going to shoot straight with you because lying is a sin and it's hard to be friends with fakers. The last couple of days were HARD. I started sliding down the slippery slope to anxiety and overwhelm and depression on Wednesday. Looking back, I was a little... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Word Therapy
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Two days in one because yesterday evening I was just too dang tired to touch a computer at the end of the day! As it turns out, my husband runs a tight ship around here and we will not be sitting idly by during the quarantine, when there is a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Orchardmama Blog
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Today was good. I didn't really change out of my pajamas until around 3 pm, but I think that's pretty standard procedure for Quarantine Sundays. Nick finished ripping out our old footbridge today. Kevin and Milo went and got new wood for it and the 3 of them installed the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2020 at The Orchardmama Blog
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I had wanted to start a daily quarantine log earlier in this adventure, but life has been unusual to say the least. I'm going to keep it brief every day and try to include a lot of photos. I got out my "big" camera today because my phone went dead... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2020 at The Orchardmama Blog
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With nearly the entire planet on some form of lockdown, shelter-in-place, social distancing, isolation, or quarantine, life as we know it, has ground to a halt. For many people and many reasons, this presents incredible challenges. There are literally life and death scenarios being thrown to the forefronts of many... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2020 at Word Therapy
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This morning I woke up to what has become a familiar scene in our world: There is a barrage of bad news that will throw me wildly off-center if I do even more than scratch the surface of the news app on my phone. One headline caught my attention: Romney... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2020 at Word Therapy
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Leah is almost 5! She is larger than life, and full of zeal. She talks my ears off (literally off) all day every day when she's not at preschool. Today at preschool, she was asked on the first of what I'm thinking will be many offers for dates in her... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2020 at The Orchardmama Blog
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“If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again.” -Aaliyah Somewhere in the memory centers of my brain lies this encouragement from the late modern poet who filled the airwaves of my house when I was an 8th grader. Well, Aaliyah and Alanis Morrisette. I was a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2019 at Word Therapy
Yes Laurie, it does depend on what the planning is for, it can go either way for me!
Toggle Commented Oct 26, 2019 on Now & Not Yet at Word Therapy
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Those clouds are moving really fast outside. I’ve heard that it’s supposed to get really windy this afternoon and evening….much to my disappointment. If it blows really hard, so many of the leaves will be gone! It feels like a robbery, to just be seeing everything burst into color only... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2019 at Word Therapy
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If you are Facebook friends with me, you may have seen this story from last week: My apologies to the greater Wenatchee community, more specifically those of you who were shopping at Costco in the past 30 minutes. If you incurred auditory distress because of a shrieking 4 year old... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2019 at Word Therapy
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I set a goal this year. Well, a few actually, but one was very specific. I decided that instead of continuing to say that I’d become too busy to read, while frittering away the hours reading news articles, status updates and tweets in 4 (or 14 or 40!!) minute increments,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2019 at Word Therapy
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Navel Gazing. The first time I heard that term, I was baffled. I must have taken it really literally because I got this immediate visual of a bunch of people walking around looking at their bare midriffs. I guess it’s not that far off the mark from what it means.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2019 at Word Therapy
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Yesterday I said goodbye to a dear friend. I didn’t realize how much I treasured our friendship until these last few months when the departure date loomed imminent on the calendar. Every time I thought about it, that old song “Don’t know what you got, til it’s gone” would run... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2019 at Word Therapy
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Forget to remember that it’s the end of the school year, and forget to anticipate all the preciousness and emotions that come with it. (Sunglasses & Waterproof mascara are a mom’s best friend) Make sure not to check the school website for important announcements, because you wouldn’t want to actually... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2019 at Word Therapy
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Well, I believe it’s official. I’m an Enneagram 3. I’ve spent the last 6 months or so in chronic pursuit of really figuring out my number. I’ve tested multiple times, read books, read descriptions of the numbers I thought I might be to my husband, and examined my ways of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2019 at Word Therapy
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I'm sharing this week a little recap of last week's Tech-Savvy parenting group, and a preview of what we are covering tomorrow. Also, if you can't tell, I feel strongly about this subject! If you are a 21st century parent, acting as the gatekeeper for your kids in the online... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at Word Therapy
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Not a comprehensive report, but a few thoughts about the latest book I'm reading. Also, an invitation to this! Tech Savvy Parenting Group @ SHC Community Night If you have feedback, feel free to leave a comment or send me a text or email! Also since I'm off social media... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2019 at Word Therapy
Thanks for the comment Koreena! I'm so thankful to hear your voice in all of this. I think that you are a wise woman! I'm looking forward to getting to know you better!
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Here are a couple of things I’ve been thinking about this past week, as I continue my social media hiatus. I have had a lot more time to think about things, read books, and be present with my family. It’s been more refreshing than I could have imagined, and I’m... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2019 at Word Therapy
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It’s been 15 days since I last perused, clicked, posted, scrolled, fired back or numbed out on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. This hiatus has been necessary and good. As I promised in my last post, I am going to be sharing about some of the good things that I miss... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2019 at Word Therapy
So good mom! Although i have appreciated you passing on major news to me that I’m missing :) that’s one hard thing about being completely off!
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I’m on day 7 of a total social media break. I can’t recall that I’ve ever completely abstained for this many days from ALL platforms. I’ve taken extended breaks from Facebook, while still keeping Instagram and Twitter in my back pocket because those two aren’t always my first substance of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2019 at Word Therapy