The 10 Things I’m Most Grateful For

One of the things I am not grateful for is my tendency to procrastinate. Every day, I’ve watched as several of my friends diligently and thoughtfully share something that they are grateful for. Each and every day, I’ve decided to start doing this as well. I think through my post […]

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Clarity and Charity

I don’t know how many times I told Colby to put his coat on. Probably a dozen at least. It didn’t take long to realize he hadn’t listened. After less than five minutes on the playground, he started to shiver in the cold November air. With six children, two pizza boxes, a […]

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Judging People, Judging Me

Whether I’m in the grocery store line or at the playground or somewhere completely different, I’ve become used to being watched and judged by others. Some people just stare. Others voice their opinions loudly. Total strangers have asked me if all my children have the same father, who supports my children, […]

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Sugar Gloves

I just walked into the kitchen and discovered Makayla making “lunch.” Before I could comment on her sticky fingers, she looked at me with wide, wild eyes and announced, “Mama! I made an invention! GLOVES MADE OUT OF SUGAR!!! Would YOU like some gloves made out of SUGAR?!?!” No. Just […]

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Satan is Like a Piñata

“I just thought of something!” Colby shouted, running down the hallway from his room. “Satan is like a piñata!” “What?!” “I just thought of this!” Colby exclaimed excitedly. “Satan is like a piñata because when we’re extra good it’s like we are hitting him with more sticks and that hurts […]

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Discover Your Own Path

When I was expecting my first child, a wonderful friend of mine hosted a beautiful baby shower. Women from my Church gathered, sharing gifts, good foods and some wonderful advice. While time and repeat bouts of pregnancy brain have dulled my memories somewhat, I will always remember the two best […]

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A Perfect Day

Yesterday, I had the priviledge of playing at the beach with some of my favorite people – my family. Blue sky, bright sunshine, hot sand, cool water and lots of laughter made it the best day I could ever imagine.  We ate fresh fruit. We found sand dollars and jellyfish.  The children […]

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A Potpourri Life

Although it has taken me ages to start this working on NicoleThelin.com, this is nowhere near my first website. I’ve been writing web content and building WordPress websites for ages. So, of course, I knew that I’d have greater success if I chose a domain name that contained keywords about […]

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