Tag: life lessons

Play Time: The Last Mile

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As anyone with kids knows, changes can come slowly, and changes can come fast. Suddenly, your child grows assertive and refuses pants. Suddenly, there is...

My Six-Year-Old Is Not Getting a Stanley

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The trendy thing, the hot new item, the status symbol. These are not new concepts. Millennials had the white Louis Vuitton shoulder bag (fake from...

Why I “Let” My Kid Wear Shorts in Winter

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It is 26 degrees. There is frost on the cars. A wind whips through the bare trees. My fourth-grade son barrels down the stairs....

Embrace the Chaos

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I remember when my kids were younger, regularly thinking, I need to get through (insert infant or toddler phase), and life will surely get...

Small Habits That Can Make Our World Better

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One of the many challenges of parenting is teaching our children how to help make the world a better place. The world and all...

Budgeting Improved My Marriage

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When my husband and I married almost 20 years ago, we were both in our early twenties and right out of college. We had...

What I’ve Learned from Viruses

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Since returning to work four months ago, life has been hectic and crazy. Since my husband works long hours and travels often, morning and...

More and Less

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The start of a new year has always felt like a big pressure to make grandiose changes in my life. I've spent years making...

My Farewell to Alcohol

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  I remember the first drink that I had. I held off a lot longer than the majority of my friends did. It was my sophomore...

Intentions for the New Year

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In a few short days, we will welcome a New Year! With that is the chance to appreciate all of the great things about...