Pursuing Dreams
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Pursuing Dreams

  Pursuing Dreams If you read my blog regularly, you have heard me say that I seriously started thinking about self-employment and pursuing dreams a couple of years ago. It took me a while to take my first step which was starting my blog. I hoped that it might eventually replace my income but was […]

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Transitioning to Self-Employment
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Transitioning to Self-Employment

Transitioning to Self-Employment I think it is quite common for people to think about self-employment. I know I fantasized about this possibility for a long time. In November, I finally made the difficult decision to leave the security of my full-time position to launch my own company Achieve Coaching and Consulting LLC.. To say the […]

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day Origins Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! Mother’s Day celebrates the importance of motherhood and is celebrated in different ways and at different times throughout many parts of the world. The American holiday was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 in effort to recognize the sacrifices mothers make for their children, […]

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9th Annual World Autism Awareness Day

9th Annual World Autism Awareness Day Although this is a cooking and gardening blog, today I am writing in support of the 9th Annual World Autism Awareness Day. For the past twelve years, I have worked as a Learning Specialist at Franklin Academy in East Haddam, CT. Franklin Academy is a private college prep school that […]

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Saint Patrick's Day Celebration
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Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration

Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration March 17th is St. Patricks’s Day.  This day is celebrated by many including both the Irish and non-Irish. What do you think of when you hear Saint Patrick’s Day? For me, it’s green, corned beef, Guinness, and four leaf clovers. But, do you know why this day day is actually celebrated? A […]

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2017 Pi Celebration

2017 Pi Celebration The 14th of March (3/14) is Pi Day. “What is that?”, you might wonder. The answer you might get may vary depending on who you ask. For example, if you ask a person who fancies math, you might receive an explanation of what pi means in math. Now, if you ask a […]

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Eastern Bluebird Care
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Eastern Bluebird Care

Eastern Bluebird Care One of my favorite sights towards the end of winter is the Eastern bluebird. At my Connecticut home, they always seem to reappear right as the snow drops are breaking ground and starting to bloom. This year proved to be no exception. I was so excited when I looked out the window […]

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Chicken in Artichoke and Sun Dried Tomato Cream Sauce
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March Meal Plan

March Meal Plan March Meal Plan Each month I create a monthly meal plan (I did miss last month) that contains what will be cooked each day,who is responsible for cooking, and if my husband of I have any evening meetings. It also contains links to the recipes that will be prepared. I have eliminated […]

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Happy Valentine's Day
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Happy Valentine’s Day

Origins of Valentine’s Day With Valentine’s Day being only a few weeks away, I decided to research its history. Most people know that Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14, and that is a celebration of love and relationships. But, have you ever wondered how this day came to be? Lupercalia Some believe that Valentine’s Day originated […]

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Super Bowl 2017 Party

Super Bowl 2017 Party Are you ready for Super Bowl Sunday? Do you have a team picked out to win? In my mind, even more importantly, what are you serving your guests or taking to the Super Bowl 2017 Party? You don’t have to be a die hard football fan to enjoy the festivities of […]

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