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Jessica Turner is the author of Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose the Guilt, Work Smarter and Thrive, and blogs on The Mom Creative. Every day is a juggling act as she balances working full-time, making memories with her family, photographing the every day and trying to be...

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  1. Oh yes, those simple pleasures are the best … they’re the ones we’ll look back on and remember with great fondness … they usually seem to revolve around people we love, the beauties of nature, satisfying food, music that stirs our souls …

    Trying to be actively “be in the moment” is allowing me to more fully enjoy the simple blessings God gives. Instead of being preoccupied by tasks, technology, and to-do lists, I am becoming more willing to lay these things aside when it comes to a conversation with a loved one.

    To truly focus on another is one of the sweetest gifts we can give them – and ourselves. Too bad it seems to have gotten more and more challenging to do …

  2. wona blue ribbon for the biggest splash at th epool today! still going off the board at age 41! ADORE summer!

  3. Although there is little in life more enjoyable then working up an appetite in the pool before wolfing down a BBQ meal I have to admit, the softest spot in my heart belongs to the cool breeze, lush harvest, gray skies and golden woods of autumn!

  4. Wonderful article!! We so take things for granted, especially in the Western world. And there is so much to be thankful for!!!

  5. your 3 week old? wasn’t she born on June 23rd? that would make her 11 days old right???