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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