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It’s that time of the year where people are making New Year's Resolutions, or “setting intentions” or picking a word for the year. Whatever we call it, January is famous for declared personal changes. If you did decide on...
Winter is truly a peaceful season; snow cover genuinely makes the air and your surroundings quieter. We're forced to stay indoors more here in the Midwest. The magic of watching the snow fall, especially with young children who are...
After a crazy day of working and balancing all the things, I rushed around to get dinner on the table before our evening plans. I shouted 2-3 times for everyone to come to dinner, they rushed into the room,...
Back in 2016, when the idea of “Karen” first became popular, we all thought it was funny, right? For those who may not know, a “Karen” is middle-aged white woman who complains to the manager when she is unhappy,...
Positive Thinking = A Longer, Healthier Life This “Living with Covid” era has us all running the gamut of emotions – there’s some fear and foreboding, annoyance, irritation, and short–temperedness involved. Now infection rates are going up and we are...
I'm a hugger. I have four kids and I love to snuggle and be close to them, but I've realized in the past few months, I've been hugging less. So, I'm making a concentrated effort to HUG THEM MORE...
During this weird time in history, Facebook has been riddled with memes about having to feed all the people, ALL.THE.TIME. If you feel like the short-order cook at your house, it's probably not your imagination. But pandemic or no...
It's been a long spring. Gyms are closed and we're all doing our best to keep moving and working out at home. It's hard to keep our motivation up. At the same time, many of us have binge-watched our...
Being a clinical mental health therapist, I was thrilled when my kids’ school adopted the principles of the Growth Mindset for the 2019/2020 school year. It is a way to build resiliency, grit and perseverance. Our teachers at Eugene...
There’s something different about hiking in the winter. I recommend you try winter hiking with kids.  You'll find the snow muffles the usual noise – you hear your breath and the snow crunch under your boots. On a sunny...
Cross country skiing has been a part of our winter family fun scene since my kids were old enough to try it.  At that time, the Wapsi Center in Dixon, Iowa was the only place that offered this activity...
Running is my secret weapon. And it can be yours, too. No really, let me explain.  My Super Secret Weapon to Being the Best Mom I Can Be Danielle Hines   First off, before you decide that running isn’t “your thing” or you’re...

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