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August Goals 2019

Hello! Welcome to another post in my monthly goal-setting series. In case you are new here, for the remainder of the year I have decided to set three specific goals for myself each month. My objective is to be more…

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10 Tips to Cultivate Long Distance Friendships

I have really been trying to be more intentional about my friendships this year. When Paul and I moved away from my hometown back in 2012, I left behind some of my closest friends. Distance can take a toll on…

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Planning a Spontaneous Family Adventure: A Day in the Sunflower Fields

This weekend Paul was working from home in the evenings. We wanted to try and take full advantage of his freedom during the day. So we decided to do something fun as a family. We tossed out a few ideas….

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Goals for July 2019

Hello! Welcome to the first post in my monthly goal-setting series. In case you are new here, for the remainder of the year I have decided to start setting three specific goals for myself each month. My objective is to…

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Personal Goals for 2019: A Halfway Point Check In

Welcome to the second half of 2019! I honestly can’t believe we are face to face with the beginning of July already. It’s crazy to me how fast time seems to be flying by. This feels like a recurring theme…

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Birth Story for our Second Born on his First Birthday

Tomorrow my littlest little turns one year old. I can hardly believe it. It seems like just yesterday that he was born. As I sit here, reflecting the past 12 months, it occurs to me that I never wrote a…

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24 Hours in Nashville: An Impromptu Sisters Trip

Two weekends ago I ventured on my first solo trip away from my babies. My sisters were working together to photograph a wedding in Nashville that Saturday afternoon. So we planned an impromptu sister trip on the front end of…

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Transition Time: Helping your family “change gears” together peacefully

As a stay-at-home-mama to two young boys, I get a daily crash course in the importance of smooth transitions. Transitioning from one activity to another, especially ones that my kids do not enjoy, can quickly generate a lot of negativity…

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Why I Started a Virtual Book Club

I have gotten a lot out of every book club I’ve ever been in. Most importantly, the opportunity to create genuine lasting friendships throughout the course of my life. Over the past two decades, moving across state lines three different…

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