Joy

The news these days can really make the world seem awful. And there are certainly things that need improving! Yet, as we study ancient times with my 2nd grader this school year, it is a constant reminder of how far the world has come. Recently I came across a resource developed by the University of […]

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Sunday Paper

The local Sunday paper holds great & vivid memories of comics, coupons, and a common narrative. On this journey to “do good, seek peace, and go after it!” it has been a joy to seek the example of people doing amazing things in this world. Included among those is Maria Shriver. This spring I had […]

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20 minutes a day

Reading to our children 20 minutes a day is fabulous, full of fun, learning time! Even when they are at the age when they request the same book, over-and-over-and-over again 🙂 Another 20 minutes-a-day routine we try to be in with our kids was shared with us by our daughter’s wonderful preschool teacher. She said […]

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The Story of Stuff

In April of 2010, before our first child arrived, I came across The Story of Stuff site, and I was hooked on sharing this resource. The short videos take really complex ideas and make them simple. In doing so, I think at times things are oversimplified. Yet, I still share them because many of the […]

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Preparing for transitions

My heart goes out to children and parents as tears spring-up when it is time to go. Sometimes it is a whimpering cry, and other times a full-out tantrum (like I saw today at the park, which prompted this post). This was something we hoped to avoid for our family and have been successful in […]

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Tidying & Transformation

Have you ever envisioned your ideal lifestyle? Really put it all down on paper in words and pictures? I’d personally had hopes & wishes for a remodel of our home, and a few too many Houzz idea boards, but until reading the life-changing magic of tidying up, those ideas were never all in one spot, […]

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