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Turn off the T.V., get off the couch and go EXPLORE. We live in Colorado Springs: vacation destination location. It is so easy to take for granted our purple mountains majesty. I get it…loading the car, unloading the car, sunscreen, hats, tears, changing diapers, our “special” 719 schizophrenic weather– all of it can feel or […]
It’s easy to overlook yourself when you put so much focus on everyone else. I didn’t even realize I was doing it. I had a routine each morning that I followed so closely in the morning and when I got home from work, the same was true. I didn’t make any time for myself because […]
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Newbie parents get all kinds of cool lists – what to pack for the hospital, what you need in a nursery, and even what to put into a diaper bag. The lists are endless. But as my kids get older, there aren’t as many lists. And it’s time to change that. As a mom to […]
The hesitation is apparent, as I mull over the question again and again in my head. Where is your favorite place to shop? I laugh nervously. The small group of women and mothers I am talking to lean in closer, but my answer never materializes. Instead, I do what I usually do when I am nervous, and brush off the question […]
From time to time, I see entitlement begin to take over my household. When the kids take on a self-centered mindset, and gratitude becomes lacking, I know that it is time to take the focus off of ourselves and place it onto others. Cultivating kindness is something that has always been important to me. I […]
I have a confession to make. I have two children, one of whom continues to believe in Santa, the Tooth Fairy, and the Easter Bunny. However, my other child became wise to Santa and his fellow magic makers at the tender age of 6; I was crushed. I had looked forward to several more years […]