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Ms. Moxie Goes Back to School…

And I thought I loved coffee before... Dear readers, I have decided to go back to school. It was pretty much a no-brainer. The hospital where I work offered to pay for two of it's departments to take a coding class. It's one three hour class, every Wednesday, for the next year. Plus tons of self training and reading. You think one class isn't that big of a deal, think again. Medical coding is hard. And also pretty amazing. Do…

7 Ways to Clean Those Thrifted Shoes

7 Ways to Clean Those Thrifted Shoes

  Dear readers, I am not a fan of feet. Therefore, it should be no surprise that I am not a fan of the shoes you buy at a thrift store, yet I buy them constantly and with chagrin. It's like falling in love with a guy you know could be bad for you, but you fall in love anyway. In fact, just this weekend I found a pair of size 6 Jessica Simpson wedged office shoes with a great big, beautiful, gold…

11 Reasons to Garden with Your Child

Dear readers, Gardening is something that I've started doing since we moved into our duplex. I always dreamed of having a little garden prior, but never had the room.   The woman who lived here before me had a beautiful garden and she left me a few of her perennials, some seeds, and some tips. So this year, I planted some cucumbers, tomatoes, English Lavender, pumpkins, Sweet Basil, Rosemary, and a bucket of sunflowers. Along with the other perennials, Audrey…

Happy 4th of July!

Dearest readers, I had a wonderful 4th of July. I haven't been too keen on celebrating the holidays since the divorce. I do all the typical fun stuff for Squeak, but without a big family to celebrate with, there is a small amount of emptiness that still lingers. However, I think it's about time to have my own independence, from the past and not the British, so I borrowed some one else's family for the 4th of July.   Squeak…

The Truth About The Terrible Twos

Dear readers, The terrible twos are terrible. It true. My once sweet and innocent little baby is now a toy throwing, temper tantrumy, little hellion. Not only has her attitude done a complete turn around, she has now learned to climb furniture, turn on the oven, flush the toilet, hit, kick, and emotionally manipulate. Yes, I said emotionally manipulate. If that isn't enough, she is still the cutest little thing I have ever seen in my life. The terrible twos are Russian…

15 Goals of Summer 2015

Dear readers, I'm big on writing out lists and goals, doing this helps me focus on the major things that I need to accomplish daily, weekly, monthly, seasonally or whatever. Every Saturday morning, I write out a "To Do List" for the weekend as I'm working on this website. Naturally, now that it's officially June, I have written out my summer goals for 2015. I've been contemplating all week what my summer goals for 2015 should be. I sat and thought about them…

Summer Walk with Squeak

Right on schedule, my daughter and I go for a summer walk every day around 6:00 pm, unless the weather is bad, which happens frequently  way up here in Sault Ste. Marie. Tomorrow's blog is about my fifteen goals for Summer 2015, and going for beaucoup walks with Squeak happens to be right on that list. I cut her up an apple and we hit our regular route which is about a mile. This is also the same route I…

Change and the Boring Girl

  Dear readers, Change. It's not just something that ruins my vacuum. New outlook. New life. New year. Thirty-One. I always found myself asking this age old question: is change really possible? I didn't believe that it was. Can't teach an old dog new tricks. But now every single day I wake up, I look in the mirror, and I see the face of change staring right back at me. Now let's not get all cynical before I plead my case,…

Walk with my bro…

Where are you going? Where have you been? I think about these things often when I look at him. Twenty-two years old with a mind full of ideals that the world will never conform too. What love is. What kindness is. What a good life is. And mostly, what a good person is. I wonder if I also felt this way  when I was twenty-two. I believe I definitely did. I remember distinctly hating many things, and now I don't…

Ms. Moxie’s 30 at 30

Dear readers, I always told myself that when I turned thirty years old, I would write down thirty pieces of "wisdom" that I have accrued over the years. And so I bring you, Ms. Moxie's 30 at 30. Enjoy! 1. There is such a thing as bad coffee. 2. Always keep a light on. 3. Female friendships ARE important. 4. Any job is a good job because it's a contribution to society. 5. Think positive, prepare for the negative. 6.…