maritaetmater Had to pick Jeni up early from school because she had a stomachache. We had our lunch, and had empty park to ourselves. After lunch, and some play, we lay down on grass and examine the beauty around us. This was when Jeni pointed at this branch and said, "It looks like someone drew the number 5." 3w

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maritaetmater My #son at #waldorf #school I love how they have a garden and chicken coop...that little wooden gate is my favorite. <3 1mon

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maritaetmater My #babygirl and her #pumpkin that her #daddy helped carve at her #waldorf #school #love #happy #family 1mon

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maritaetmater My little Wolfgang at #waldorf this morning in the #magical #forest of #kindergarten #yard I love how the school is in complete #nature surrounding. It's always so #refreshing to step back from #chaos and appreciate the #moments in #simplicity. #mommysboy #mommyson #son #babyboy #instagram #instagramkids #instagram_kids #igkids #ig_kids #igdaily #picofday #canon #khmerkids 1mon

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maritaetmater My #babyboy's first visit at #pumpkinpatch. ️ his Muheim #charming #smile captured my #heart just like his #daddy. 1mon

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maritaetmater Earlier today, I was drawing with my kids. Jeni was getting upset bc she said hers weren't as good as mine. I tried to reassure her that I loved seeing what she created. Then I remembered I have my art easel in my room, so I asked her if I could show her something in my room. She came up with me and I showed her my art easel, blank papers and charcoals. I told her this was where I loved to practice drawing and that she's welcome to do the same. In the end, she drew this and was truly happy with what she created. Art is what you create. #love #mommysgirl #mommyanddaughter #artist #imperfectisarttoo 2mon
  •   puchii This is beautiful! She did a great job 2mon
  •   adevia Love, love, LOVE!!!! 2mon

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maritaetmater #declutter #playhouse Before we placed kids in #waldorf school, their playhouse was full of plastic toys...media toys. The kids were saying how they were pretty much tired of Disney princesses and wanted to turn playhouse into Waldorf play area. Spent a several days cleaning out all toys! I used to be pack rat, couldn't let go of ANYTHING. Simplifying has become very addicting for me now because it feels so freeing! Free of chaos. 2mon

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maritaetmater I wrote Jeni a short poem yesterday. Today after we got home from kids' school, Jeni went straight to get her notebook and wrote me this poem. My heart melt! #futurewriter #futurepoet #mommyanddaughter #igkids ##ig_kids #instagramkids #instagram_kids #daughter #mommysgirl #love 2mon

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maritaetmater I had fun volunteering at #deafhope #teaparty #event. Received a gorgeous #mug. My table theme was #fairy which explained my #fairy #facepainting #design 2mon
  •   free.cameralens.mug Lovely! 2mon
  •   tirzalini Did you paint your face? Lovely. I miss our talks about art and good books. 2mon
  •   maritaetmater @tirzalini yes i love face painting, one of my hobbies. :) i miss our talks about arts and books too ️ looks like your adventure in Denmark has been amazing so far! 1mon
  •   tirzalini @maritaetmater yes it has! I miss people and home often, but I love it here just as much... It's a beautiful twisted feeling. I've never tried face painting, you'll have to teach me sometime when I'm not on the other side of the world. 1mon

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maritaetmater Teaching my children how to give back to the community. Bought the shirts (each shirt feeds 50 meals to hungry children!) and we donate meals monthly...doesn't even cost us anything. Ask me how you can give back as well! #charity #compassion #hungrychildren #haveaheart 2mon

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maritaetmater Tonight was exactly what I needed! I nearly felt like I wanted to surrender.
Before tonight, I always saw that being an groundbreaker was a curse. I was an groundbreaker in my entire family as I was the first Deaf person. I was also the first (and I was the only Deaf student in school at the time) student to graduate from high school in the Elk Grove District.
I didn't want to be an groundbreaker because it meant that I was to go through the hardship, ignorance, and trying to find a way to overcome the obstacles without much guidance. I just wanted someone else to pave the way for me and then I'd just follow the path without any difficulties.
About 7 or 8 months ago, I found myself again in this "groundbreaker" position when I began my new journey. After speaking to Mr. Tony Cupisz (the co-founder) and Mr. Larry Raskins (VP of Leadership Development) of our company personally tonight (which is a huge deal because they're like Oprah or Michael Jordan of this industry), I had an epiphany. Being able to pave the way for a new community is not a curse...it is one of most beautiful gifts one can ever ask for in a life. My vision has become much more clear now.
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maritaetmater Some of my organization and I had the fortune to meet Mr. Cody Mackie, a very successful millionaire yet very down to earth and genuine guy who took his time to mentor us and shared how we can become successful as well this weekend.
I wish I'd have a photo with my entire organization which include about 33 reps, which 18 of them are also Deaf. I'm so proud of them.
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maritaetmater Totally blessed to have met this beautiful woman. I was helping her with savings on Internet and she was in tears because she struggled with signing up for services & overpaying her bills due to miscommunication. She hugged me and said God answered her prayers, especially after struggling with cancer, health problems and losing her hearings. It felt so good to be able to serve Deaf community. #deaf #deafetl #futuredeafsvp #acn #acnwomen #deafacn #makingadifference #ig #igers #instagram #picofaday 4mon

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