Advice For When Your Marriage Is In The Trenches

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What if your marriage is in the trenches? There is so much beautiful advice out there for marriage - how to strengthen your marriage, how to keep it alive, how to make sure your partner...

It’s Time To Stop Multi-Tasking

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If your home is anything like mine, you’ve got a to-do list a mile and a half long. At this very moment, the laundry needs to be moved to the dryer, the kitchen trash...

We Will Never Skip Family Pics Again & You Shouldn’t Either

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Last year I used the excuse that I was just too busy to pull family photos together or send out Christmas cards. And because I pretty much make those types of things go round...

What To Do When Your Child Tells You She Is Fat

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In late 2017, I wrote a post called My Changing Body as a way to talk about body image and weight in ways women don’t discuss enough. I’ve never been fully satisfied with my...

How To Raise Kids In The Age Of The Internet

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I’m showing my age here, but I didn’t have internet access until college. I got my first cell phone towards the end of my senior year, and I had the ability to slowly learn...

Let’s Get Loud

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I remember 12 year old me dancing in the mirror. Music loud. Body free. At school dances when others walked around the dance floor- shyness and trepidation taking the wheel- there I was. Getting...

How Learning About the Enneagram Has Helped Me Heal

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My hands trembled as I carefully copied the final sentence of my report onto a fresh sheet of lined notebook paper. In that bygone era when computers weren’t a household commodity, final drafts needed...

Zilker Zephyr Says Goodbye After 22 Years

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It's a sad day in Austin, Texas! The Zilker Zephyr has been a staple in Austin for more than 22 years. The current operators behind the beloved green train, the Zilker Zephyr, are saying goodbye...

Show and Tell Ideas, A-Z

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Show and Tell. It's a great thing. It gives your child the opportunity to practice public speaking skills. It encourages creativity. A sense of pride. Kids learn from each other. It's something to look...

How Moms Can Adopt A More Realistic View Of Self-Care

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I’ve been planning my self-care staycation for months.  After celebrating Christmas with my husband, 2-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter, I’ll spend two to three days doing things for, and by, myself. I’ve told myself that...