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TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

I was on a walk around a beautiful lake with some particularly rockin’ Pandora to keep me company when I had one of those perfectly poignant ideas pop into my brain. I was approaching a milestone birthday – it’s name was 35 (why most have to end in a 5 or 0 to be milestone, […]

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INTENTIONAL LIVING WITH OUR KIDS

My word for 2017 is “Intentional”.  I have worked hard choosing different aspects of my life to focus on being more intentional.  I’ve created time to work out, restarted the budgeting sheets with my husband and carved out time for Bible Study at night.  One area that I knew I still needed some work in […]

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HAPPINESS IN THE MOMENT

 I’m a planner. I overthink nearly everything. I am a recovering “type-A”. When they say “wisdom comes with age” maybe in fact they’re onto something. Maybe it’s seeing life flash through our eyes as we lose loved ones far before their time. Or maybe it’s how the days, weeks, and months seem to roll by so […]

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GARDENING WITH KIDS

Growing up in northern Wisconsin on a hobby farm acreage, I have many good childhood memories of our whole family working together outside: planting seeds, weeding, watering, and harvesting our large garden. Whether we were starting seeds indoors or reaping the goods we’d sown earlier that year, there was a nurturing and fostering of the […]

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20 WAYS TO DEAL WITH STRESS

20 WAYS TO DEAL WITH STRESS

April is Stress Awareness Month. Who knew? I’m sure if I was to ask how many of you are stressed on a daily basis, I would see a lot of hands. Mommin’ ain’t easy! There’s kid stress, work stress, marital stress, self stress, and stress about all the stress. It definitely can take a toll […]

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WHEN MY FAMILY’S PICTURE WENT VIRAL

It’s not something you think about, really, to have a family picture go viral. I mean, you probably imagine that best case scenario, if it comes out ok, you’ll want to share it with friends and family. But hundreds of thousands of people? Two years ago we had just lost our 6th child, a baby […]

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INTROVERTED

Walking into the familiar room, you know there isn’t anything to be concerened about, but you aren’t sure who is there. You see blurred people as you pass them, you (try to) smile and nod. Your tongue is stuck like glue to the roof of your mouth and no matter how hard you try to […]

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