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May the Forties Be With You…

May the Forties Be With You…

I just turned forty, and as my birthday came nearer I actually got nervous about it. I usually don't care about getting older but for some reason forty seemed like a big birthday to me.  I know in my head that forty isn't that old, I still have many years ahead of me,...

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Focus to Finish

Focus to Finish

I am going to show you how I prioritize and how I get things finished. It’s easy to start something. It’s hard to slog through the middle and get to the ending. Here’s how I do it.

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Planting the Future

Planting the Future

When I was a little girl, my family moved across the country. It was also the year my first little sister was born. I was in kindergarten, so it was also probably the year I learned to read and write. I lost my first tooth as we drove across the country. It was a big...

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2023 Recap

2023 Recap

Happy New Year, my friends! This past year has been a doozy for me and my family. This new year feels like a new start, as the sun peeks over the horizon and chases the shadows away.  This past year I spent a lot of time in physical therapy for my knee (which I had...

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Advent for Families: 3 Ways

Advent for Families: 3 Ways

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.The advent season is upon us. I love it. One of my favorite traditions we have as a family is to place all our Christmas picture books under the Christmas tree and all month, those...

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Find Beauty in the Humblest Things

Find Beauty in the Humblest Things

We are entering the busiest season of the year for activities, school, special occasions, and family get-togethers. I love Christmas and Thanksgiving and family time. The business of it all can sometimes get to be just too much. Here's a simple reminder from Louisa...

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October Updates and News

October Updates and News

Is it really October already?

I feel like time is rushing past me these past several months, with my recovery from surgery (if you missed that story, read it here.) and all the appointments and school activities with the kids. I am feeling pretty good these days, although I am still not back to my old self. When I start doing physical activities, I don’t usually last longer than a few minutes before my stomach reminds me that I just had surgery and I need to stop.

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An Unexpected Miracle

An Unexpected Miracle

This last month has been unexpected in a bad way. We were planning one more family trip before school started to Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park, and King's Canyon National Park. One week before it was time to leave, I found myself in...

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