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Here you’ll find true happiness!  Or, at the least, you’ll find an assortment of things that contribute to our happiness, other things which impede our happiness (quite often of our own creation) and the changes that we’re making to improve our lives.

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Good Night

By: , March 10th, 2017. Posted in: Happiness, Health, Money, Musings, Parenting, Travel

A final farewell from By The Seat of Our Pants.

Dearest Readers,

You may have noticed I haven’t been very active on the blog over the last year.  In fact, the last time I posted anything at all was last August. …

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Family Update and New Photos

By: , August 11th, 2016. Posted in: Happiness

Thank you for hanging in there with us through the blog hiatus!

It’s been three months since my last post (wow – time flies), and I’ve not shared any explanation with our readers.  It’s about time I fix that.

The short explanation …

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Why I’ll Never Stop Taking (Way Too Many) Pictures Of My Kids

By: , April 13th, 2016. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting

An unexpected and profound lesson about how we remember our kids.

A couple of months ago, I had the privilege of a nice long chat with a friend who has two grown children.  It had been three years since the last time …

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First Year Report Card – How Did We Do?

By: , March 28th, 2016. Posted in: Happiness

We launched this blog one year ago today on March 28th, 2015. Happy Birthday, By The Seat Of Our Pants!

When we launched By The Seat Of Our Pants (one year ago today), I was eight and half months pregnant with our second child, still working a desk …

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toddler easter basket

The 5 Things In My Toddler’s Easter Basket

By: , March 21st, 2016. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting

A basket of springtime fun for your little one!

  • Sidewalk Chalk – Easter baskets are a great opportunity to replenish your supplies for outdoor play.  Things like sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and bouncing balls are fun for all ages.  As …

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  • baby easter basket ideas

    The 5 Things In My Baby’s First Easter Basket

    By: , March 14th, 2016. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting

    A few fun ideas for baby's first Easter basket.

  • Fuzzy Stuffed Bunny – My two criteria for selecting a stuffed friend for my infant daughter are safety and softness.  I selected this soft white rabbit for LG because it’s …

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  • To The Mom Who Worries She’s Not Doing Enough

    By: , March 10th, 2016. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting

    Sometimes the expectations of parenthood can mess with our heads.

    Dear Friend,

    I know you sometimes feel inadequate as a mom.

    I’m talking about the days you wake up feeling as if you never slept.

    The days you absolutely do …

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    whole 30 results

    Tales Of The Shrinking Belly: Chapter Four ~ The Whole 30 ~ Days 21 – 30 (Results)

    By: , March 2nd, 2016. Posted in: Happiness, Health

    My success on the Whole 30 isn't just about the number on the scale.

    I’ve rocked my very first Whole 30, and I feel amazing!

    When I woke up this morning (Day 31), I was excited to weigh-in because I already knew my weight would …

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    raw steaks

    Tales Of The Shrinking Belly: Chapter Three ~ The Whole 30 ~ Days 11 – 20

    By: , February 22nd, 2016. Posted in: Happiness, Health

    There's no turning back now.

    Here we are in the middle of our personal Whole 30, and we’re pretty happy with the results.  In fact, we’ve been rocking our plan in spite of a family …

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    best of madison winner

    Thanks To YOU For Voting Us A Best Of Madison!

    By: , February 18th, 2016. Posted in: Happiness

    By The Seat Of Our Pants wins bronze!

    Readers!  Friends!  Voters!

    We are so honored to announce that By The Seat Of Our Pants has been chosen as the Bronze Winner in the BEST Local Blog category for …

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