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Sep 7, 2022Liked by Katie Hawkins-Gaar

Just came here to say I was wrong about the name 😘 I love you, BPB. Honored to be here with you.

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Ha, you came around real fast! And I am so very grateful to be doing this with you! Here’s to another year of sweet, dumb learnings ❤️

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Sep 6, 2022Liked by Katie Hawkins-Gaar

This was such a wonderful read. I was glad I was already writing a blog when my husband passed away. It ture helped me not lose my mind.....

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Yes, writing has helped me so much! I'm glad the same is true for you, Dale. xo

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Congrats! Love your newsletter and will be excited to follow along as a paid subscriber. Keep up the great work.

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Thank you, Sue! That means so much!!

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Sep 7, 2022·edited Sep 7, 2022

Thank you so much, Sue! We appreciate your support <3

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Yay! And congratulations!!

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Thank you, Karen! I’m grateful that this newsletter connected me to you!

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Nov 6, 2022Liked by Katie Hawkins-Gaar

Despite of ups and downs, Your story is inspiring. Yeah! We all gone through some hardest life lessons.

But At some point, I believe, It's worth it.

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Thanks, Parmjot!

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Congratulations! Here’s to four more years. 🍾My Sweet Dumb Brain is always such a bright spot in my feed.

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Thank you, Ashley!!

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Sep 8, 2022Liked by Katie Hawkins-Gaar

Is this the same KHG that used to work for CNN? I used to be a mom blogger back in the day! Do you remember we used to connect - I think around ireport? I completely remember you! Its so fun to see you here. I just started my newsletter in August!

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Yes it is! It’s so good to see you here on Substack! 🤩

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What a dream! Oh I am so glad to see you here too. I’m going to do a deep dive on catching up on your stories. I’d love to connect if you have time - my gmail is my full name as it’s written.

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Sep 8, 2022Liked by Katie Hawkins-Gaar

Congratulations Katie on this huge milestone!

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Thank you, Hannah! 🎉

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Sep 8, 2022Liked by Katie Hawkins-Gaar

A big hearty congratulations Katie! I truly love and enjoy reading your email each week. Here's to the next year, and the next, and the next, and moreeeeee. 🍾

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You're the best, Val! Thank you! I'm likewise looking forward to celebrating many anniversaries of Val Thinks!

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happy newsletterversary!

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Thank you! 🥳

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Thank you, Stephanie!

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Sep 15, 2022Liked by Katie Hawkins-Gaar

I really enjoyed reading this, Katie. I started my newsletter a little unsure of where I was taking it. Sometimes I'm guilty of overthinking. Also, I've been a writer of various descriptions for decades, but my own newsletter was a whole different animal. Reading about how others are doing it successfully, is a big help. Thanks for sharing!

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Thank you, Lloyd! I'm glad it was helpful. And I, too, know the struggle of overthinking very well!

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Sep 12, 2022Liked by Katie Hawkins-Gaar

Thank you so much Katie for being brave with your 'text message'! Your newsletter has been so wonderful to read and such a great support to me most recently with the sudden, unexpected loss of my sweet daughter. Reading where others are on this grief journey gives me strength, hope and brings a sense of healing. Thank you from the bottom of my broken heart!!! xo Janet

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Janet, it has been such an honor to witness you grow from this tremendous loss. I'm always rooting for you!!

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I got the nicest note I’ve ever gotten last week. I looked at it again today and discovered there were two stickers I had overlooked!!!! I’m gonna share one with someone who needs it more than I need two.

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I'm so glad you received it! Sorry it took a while to get to you :) Thank YOU for being such a loyal reader, Gerard!

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