Small Tasks, Big Changes

“If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day.  It will give you a small sense of pride and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another.  By the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks

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Less Clutter Equals More Freedom

I came across ‘The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning’ by Margaretta Magnusson as advertised by one of my favorite little bookstores.  Of course the name caught my attention and being that I was in a cleaning mode, I gave it a try.  The author is charming and straightforward.  It was a quick read, some of which

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Phoning It In

It’s a new year and a new you.  More likely, if you are like me, new year and same me.  However, this ‘same me’ is hoping to make a few positive changes over the course of the year.  One area I would really love for my whole family to improve on is screen time.  While

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The Trials and Tribulations of Tryouts

As I shared in an earlier post, my oldest son has started middle school. You can read it here:  Beyond Middle School It has been a learning experience for all of us. Now that he is safely into his second grading period, he is settling in nicely.  He has mastered his school’s complicated rotating schedule

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Using Life’s Fire to Strengthen Us

During the summer, I wrote a post about how to support a friend through a difficult life challenge.  You can read about what I learned about friendship as my friend, Kari, dealt with her son’s Type 1 diabetes (T1D) diagnosis.  Click here for how you can support a friend through a crisis:  How to be a

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