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Burnout

Burnout

I remember the scene well. It was a year ago in a tiny coffee shop. I finally met my friend for some much-needed girl time. We had been trying to connect for months but with the busyness of both our lives, we rarely had time. We cozied into our seats and sighed. I...

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

Mamas, there is nothing that squeezes my heart more than thinking about you all on Mother’s Day. It brings joy to my heart and tears to my eyes thinking about all the love and constant encouragement you pour out on your diverse need’s kiddos. Not just this one day,...

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Date Night

Date Night

Okay, I have to be honest with you, when I titled this post, a little bitterness popped up. My immediate thought was to title it “Date night…NOT!” I have struggled with the date night phrase for years. It has presented itself in many forms and has always left a bit of...

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The Isolation Is Real

The Isolation Is Real

Dan and I snuggled in one night on the couch amid the first quiet moments that followed bedtime. You know the moments I am talking about; The first deep breath and gentle realization that your precious ones are tucked in (for at least a few hours). For me this moment...

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Meet the Thorndikes - Moment to Moment Family

Hi there! We are the crazy cool parents to 5 amazing and crazy cool kiddos. But, first, we are Dan and Elizabeth Thorndike – married 15 years and living this life one moment at a time. We have a full and blessed life, but we are clumsily tackling a journey we never foresaw ourselves living.

Meet the Thorndikes - Moment to Moment Family
THE BEGINNING. OUR SPECIAL NEEDS JOURNEY
It was a surprisingly sunny day in March 2011 when our sweet redhead Shelby entered our lives. As I look back now, the beautiful day doesn’t surprise me. Beauty tends to follow Shelby.
Author Elizabeth Thorndike

Elizabeth Throndike

Introverted extrovert – that’s how I describe myself. I absolutely love being a mama but never knew how hard it would be, nor how deeply I could love.
Author Dan Thorndike

Dan Throndike

I am an engineer at heart. My passion is fixing cars and knowing how things work. I owned and operated an automotive repair shop for years but sold it to spend more time with what matters most – my family.

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