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Dancing with Fireflies is a growing project of love that has given me the opportunity and inspiration to do what I love, write. Blogging is a growing community and a lot of you here are bloggers yourselves or thinking of starting a blog.  In the last year, Dancing with Fireflies has grown from a few hundred readers to a few thousand readers, still small by internet standards but still a…

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Weekly writing challenge: I love you because…

Weekly writing challenge: I love you because…

Crysta:

I just love this!

Originally posted on A Life Most Curious:


When we first met you were lost, abandoned, alone and scared. You trusted us to care for you and in return you gave us unconditional love. You were a little shit at first, destroying anything you could get your teeth into, my shoes, the furniture, the carpet. Every day I would come home to a house of destruction and chaos and…

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Thoughts on Growing Up.

Thoughts on Growing Up.

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I’m not always easy, in fact I am a difficult pain in the ass. But it is who I am and something I am completely at peace with being. I see things in black and white sometimes. Not because I am a hard-ass and just want things my way, but because it is my coping mechanism for dealing with stressful situations that require an answer or a direction. Some people can’t deal with my straightforward…

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The World of Toddlers AND things you can’t do when you aren’t a toddler.

The World of Toddlers AND things you can’t do when you aren’t a toddler.

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Mikey111Kids are funny.  They have this weird world they live in, their own rules and language, and somehow manage to make everyone in their lives conform to their reality. I love kids. I have always been more prone to having a conversation with a 2-year-old than someone my own age. It’s more fun.

Sometimes they have something serious to say and we as adults thinking most things they say are so…

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Firefly Book Review- Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman

Firefly Book Review- Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman

UnorthoUnorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Rootsdox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I read this book as part of a book club with other Jewish women. We were all eager to read this book and chat about it. But sadly after we finished we were all left very disappointed.

The story had possibilities, however the writing and plot fell flat. We really wished that there had been more to…

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31 Foods You Should Never Refrigerate

How many of these items are in your fridge? I had 10!

31 Foods You Should Never Refrigerate

How many of these items are in your fridge? I had 10!

Guest Blogger: Lord Taltos’s review of The Wee Free Men

Guest Blogger: Lord Taltos’s review of The Wee Free Men

“I don’t know a single spell. I don’t even have a pointy hat. My talents are an instinct for making cheese and not running around panicking when things go wrong. Oh, and I’ve got a toad.”

-Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men

I first read this book because I’ve been a fan of Sir Terry Pratchett for decades. Until Wee Free Men, I’d just read his novels for adults, but the story of a young…

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Stress

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Last week we asked you to write about Stress. Here is my own entry to this stressful topic. I hope you enjoy.

I can see it sometimes, the way he holds his face or breathes. Stress and my husbandare silent partners, yet he is the sort of man that doesn’t complain about how frustrated he is. He just quietly peddles through the rough patches. But I see the subtle changes when he’s concerned about…

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An Embarrassing Childhood Story

An Embarrassing Childhood Story

Crysta:

I love this entry to this week’s Challenge. I am sure her Dad wasn’t that upset. Kids to weird things.. and it’s cool.

Originally posted on Thoughts, Tips and Tales:

embarrassmentWhen I was about 8 years old and my sister was about 5, we went to a children’s running (race) event in my small town at the ball fields behind the community center. It was the first time we’d ever done anything like that and…

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Let’s Win the zulily Freckles+Kitty Clothing Contest!

Let’s Win the zulily Freckles+Kitty Clothing Contest!

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Let’s Win the zulily Freckles+Kitty Clothing Contest!

1012405_689669787725275_1586843118_nHave you seen the colorful outfits from Freckles+Kitty, the delightfully sweet clothing company out of California? Today through Thursday (7/17 – 7/19) zulily is running a contest where we can BOTHwin three dresses for our…

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