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To say I've learned a lot in the past few weeks of sheltering in place is an understatement, but here are a few of my favorites. Our family of 6 cannot shower all in a row. Apparently we had never tried...
COVID-19 has taken a lot from us. It has taken our routines, our illusion of control, our sense of safety and for some of us it has taken very precious things such as family members and finances. Nothing is...
I'm pretty sure my teen daughter said it best when she said, "If I hear someone say 'we're all in this together' one more time, I will stab that person in the eye with my fork." I'm not entirely...
March....that escalated quickly didn't it? Normally, I would be putting together a fun list of local activities for you and the family to enjoy for the month of April.  However, it now appears that April has been canceled....ugh. Quarantine...
With the announcement of schools closing across the country, one of the biggest concerns, especially of educators like myself, is how will some of these kids eat? A lot of students rely on free and reduced lunches during the...
I love my kids with everything in me, and yet sometimes my toddler makes me want to pull my hair out. I know it can't just be me. My goal is to be more intentional with my toddler, and...
What is February in the Midwest? The twinkle of the Christmas season already packed away. Sloshy grime on everything. Spring break vacations nowhere in sight. And our New Year's Resolutions? We're not talking about those. Thankfully we have a...
National Compliment Day comes around every year on January 24. On this day, take the time to give someone a genuine, pure hearted compliment. It just might make their day! This unofficial day was started in 1998 by Debby Hoffman...
You're doing all the things and keeping all the plates spinning, but your life is controlling you. You are getting the job done, but it doesn't feel good. I'd love to share with you some tips on how to...
As a mom we spend a good majority of our time taking care of our family that often times we forget about ourselves, at least I know I’m guilty of putting myself last. Self-care isn’t a luxury but a...
When recently our neighbors asked if I’d do the swim leg of a sprint triathlon I thought: It was a much shorter event than the one I'd done years ago and it was my favorite leg of the triathlon....
Having just recently had my second baby, I found myself falling into the same traps I did the first time around.  I've been putting my self care on the back burner. Putting off eating, not drinking enough water, feeling...

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