How I Saved My Sanity in the Laundry Room

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If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen the picture above already. I decided it would be fun to share a little more info as to how I maintain my sanity as the main laundry lady for my family of 6, tackling the endless piles of clothes that end up in our dirty […]

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Shakespeare Then & Now

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Over the weekend, Stone needed a big book to use as a book press.  He was searching our bookshelves & found the biggest one on a top shelf. The monstrous book was The Complete Works of Shakespeare by David Bevington, the only textbook I have saved from college. I graduated from the University of Maryland […]

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Here for the Community

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Sharing your unique voice can be a little intimidating but it’s a necessary step in building community. The intimidation is less scary when you take that step with a friend. Take that step with me? I’d love it if you could hop over to read this post & join in on the conversation at the […]

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A Season to Listen

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This winter season has been record breaking & relenting…and I’m not just talking about the weather. Seasons of life are meant to teach us and if we let them, change us. If we take the time to LISTEN. What have I been hearing this season? No matter what, there’s always HOPE. It’s not anything new but […]

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What I Learned in February

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1.  Monkey bread is just as delicious today as it was years ago. Why have I waited so long to make it? My kids loved it, of course. 2. You can use liquid hand soap to make foam soap. It’s true! We have made the switch at our house. Learn how here. Thank you Jen! […]

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Fight the Funk

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Last week I wrote about clearing out the pig pen dust cloud & fighting the funk. It seems my post resonated with a lot of you out there. No matter your personality type, you will have days where the dust cloud is thick & you’ll need to fight the funk.  Why fight it? If we […]

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How this Introvert Deals With a Funk

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I’m an introvert and an internal processor & lately my processor has been on overload.  Why? I’m in a funk. You see, there’s a situation going on in my life right now that I cannot write about here because it’s not my story to tell but it affects me deeply.  To the core. What do […]

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Polar Vortex Survival Playlist

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Polar Vortex. Chiberia. Winter Storm Hercules, Ion, Maximus & now Nika on the way this week. Most would agree, this has been a memorable winter.  School is never cancelled here, but this past month, my kids have had 4 “snow” days.  Snow is in quotation marks, because in order for it to actually count as […]

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4 Whoa’s in 3 Weeks

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1. My two youngest celebrated birthdays! Stone turned 9 a few weeks ago & today Eden turns 7.  I blinked and these two are full fledged little people that bring such a tremendous joy to our family every day. 2. The Polar Vortex! Seriously, this has been a major Whoa! The temperatures have been ridiculous.  […]

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The Year of Whoa

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The following was written by my husband, Greg, with an explanation of our word of the year: Whoa. I’ve never been very big on resolutions… I’m more of a “goal” kinda guy. Every year Caroline and I take a week or two to evaluate our lives, and declare what our next year will be about […]

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