What I Remember Most About Granddad

My Granddad, or as my kids called him “Papa,” died last month. He passed away the way most of us hope to die – He’d just celebrated his 96th birthday on July 15th, 2018 with most of his family (My sister and I were even in from California.), and then he passed away in his…

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3 Tips For How To Feel Great On Your Birthday

As adults, and especially as moms, it’s easy to let our birthdays get away from us and just be treated like any other day. Granted we might not be counting down the days like our kiddos, but I do think it’s healthy to embrace our birthdays, if not for our own sake, for the sake…

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Four Things I Love Most About Liam

Liam is four-years-old today . . . how? What? When? How? No! 😂😂😂 Even though I’ve had another baby, Liam still feels so little to me . . . maybe it’s because he’s still the little snuggle bug that he’s always been or maybe it’s because he’s my youngest boy or maybe it’s just because…

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3 Fun Easter Activities

Whether or not you celebrate Easter religiously, it can be a fun time of year to do some festive activities with the kids. Here are a few of my favorites that I’ve been doing since Landon was little (There’s also a video you can watch below if you prefer the visual.). Easter Nest Wait, what?…

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6 Ways To Stop Being a Water Waster

Happy World Water Day! Jenn Rose Baker is taking over on the blog to share how she and her family work to conserve water on a daily basis.  Clean & safe drinking water is precious and undeniably the most important resource in the world. The trouble is only .3% of the world’s water is freshwater…

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Get Relaxed for Self-Care

The medical definition of self-care is “to care for oneself.” There are lots of definitions for relax but I like “to cast off social restraint, nervous tension, or anxiety.” Now ask yourself how often you do either one. I challenge you to schedule (yes, put it in a calendar) a relaxing self-care appointment 1-2 times…

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Get Passionate for Self-Care

Self-care is about doing something that makes you happy. Having something that you truly love doing (outside of your job, friends and family) is the essence of self-care. So if you don’t have any hobbies, passions, or interests that immediately come to mind, here’s a list of 25 different things you could explore. Pick a…

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Get Listening for Self-Care

“Listening” is probably my most frequent form of self-care right now . . . because of my obsession with podcasts. I love them! I listen to podcasts in the car, while I’m cooking, while I’m working out, or while I’m folding laundry. When I’m listening, the kids are usually not around, there’s no list-making of…

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Get Hydrated for Self-Care

I’ve talked a lot in some of my live broadcasts on Facebook and Instagram about self-care being essential for happiness. Drinking enough water is a big self-care habit that determines my mood and yet I continue to forget again and again. Why do I feel so hungry? Why do I feel angry? Ummmm . . . because I’m dehydrated! Sound familiar? So drink your water! Here are three tips…

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Get Writing For Self-Care

Get ready. You’re going to hear a lot about self-care from me in my next few posts. Why? I’m trying to get better at doing it (self-care) on a consistent basis. Almost everyone struggles with having consistent self-care rituals. I have a self-care challenge launching soon (Don’t worry. If you’re reading this after it’s launched,…

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