It's messy... it's loud... it's chaotic... but it is also pretty wonderful. This is why I love having a large family!

Why I Love Having a Large Family

When I was a kid I used to love when my family spent a weekend afternoon visiting my Uncle’s house, because he had five kids, all older than me. Three of my cousins really enjoyed playing with my brother and me, and I remember that my cousin Mark used to say he was planning a “kids party” for the ...

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Back to Feeling Like Me Again!

Allow me to start this post with an apology. To you- my family, friends, and readers. Because this post is about two weeks overdue, and so many of you are still reaching out to me to ask about how I am doing, how treatment is going, and how you can help me and my family. But the truth is- I am doing ...

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The Blog Post I Didn’t Want to Write

Things have been a bit quiet here on the blog and on my social media accounts the last few weeks, and that's because I have had a lot going on in my personal life. Back in February I found a lump on the left side of my neck, in conjunction with a sore throat, and thought that maybe I just had ...

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It's not about being lucky.. it's about what you do here- and here's why...

Are You Feeling “Lucky” Mama?

Ah March. All packed full of shamrocks and rainbows and leprechauns, all hopped up on the idea of "luck". It's my "lucky day", I'm a "lucky girl", my kids are so very "lucky to be a part of our family". But I've got issues with this whole concept of "luck". So please- take a moment and pick it apart ...

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I am making a conscious effort this year to notices how much stress I am adding to my day. In my quest to improve… Here are 5 1-Minute Ways to DeStress!

5 1-Minute Ways to DeStress

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post here talking about how I was working to create a path to peace and a happy heart this year by making it a priority to be aware of how much stress I am feeling each day, and what the source of that stress is. Because as a die-hard-overachiever, its usually ...

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Dining Room Makeover- Buffet

Help Me Makeover My Dining Room!

Now that I've spent the time to declutter and organize our home office, the dining room that our home office shares is needing some love too! We purchased our dining table and set of chairs from the prior owner of our old house 15 years ago, having no idea that someday we would have a need ...

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