Catching Fireflies

finding magic along the way

Monthly Archives: May, 2015

My Favorite Little Bear (besides Pooh, of course!)

Else Homelund Minarik (1920-2012) may not be as big a household name as her illustrator, Maurice Sendak, but her Little Bear series of children’s books will always hold a special place in my heart. Ms. Minarik was born in Denmark, moving to the United States at age 4. She is said to have grown up …

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I Need a Little Play in My Life Right Now

I have been under extreme stress this month as I study for my practice management certification board exam for my day job. Hence, the flashbacks in my posts this month! I was scrolling through the older posts in my blog and came across this one. I had forgotten how much fun it was to write …

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Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up

Let’s face it. Mondays are rough. The end of the freedom that came with the weekend, the start of a long week, the return to work. To help ease you into your week, I would like to share a little something that made me smile.

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I Lost Myself in Avonlea

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) was a Canadian author who published under the name L. M. Montgomery. She is perhaps best known for her series of novels Anne of Green Gables. Anne is an orphan on Prince Edward Island who tries to win over her adoptive parents when she realizes they would have rather adopted a …

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Still Faking It

A few years back, I posted about faking it til you make it – in life and in the pursuit of the big scary goals. I revisited this old post as a way to give myself a never-ending peptalk and reminder that I need to keep faking it and doing the work til I reach …

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Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up

Let’s face it. Mondays are rough. The end of the freedom that came with the weekend, the start of a long week, the return to work. To help ease you into your week, I would like to share a little something that made me smile.

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I See Little People

Mary Norton (1903-1992) wrote magical children’s books. She is best known for her series The Borrowers, which featured tiny people who live among humans.  This five book series ran from 1952 to 1982 and entertained me for many hours. In the first book, The Borrowers (1952), we meet the Clock family who lives under the kitchen floor …

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Poopheads are Everywhere

Last year, I wrote about being a poop and how and why you shouldn’t be one… Some folks still need to read this… 🙂   Don’t be a poop, or how to stop being miserable Originally posted MARCH 3, 2014 You know who they are. They are everywhere. They are the people who you live with or …

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