• Postcards from Life

    Life as a Postcard

    I really dropped the ball on the 30 day postcard challenge.  Says me, three years later. What happened? Things needed to be taken care of at home. As the mother to four, I hope you can understand how busy our daily lives can be. However, I still want to make a deeper connection with each of you. In fact as we continue to travel I understand how much we need to stay connected! The goal of the original challenge was to write and send more postcards/greeting cards/ letters to friends and family. It turns out I really suck at that. I did buy a bunch of cards but they never made…

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    5 Ways Being a Parent makes you a Great Life Coach

    “That which we are, we shall teach, not voluntarily, but involuntarily. Thoughts come into our minds by avenues which we never left open, and thoughts go out of our minds through avenues which we never voluntarily opened. Character teaches over our head.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson,”The Over-Soul” If I can only have one rule to guide me as a parent, it would be to understand our actions will always speak louder than words. Being a parent is not about herding kids from one place to the next. It is about being a life coach to small human beings depending on you to show the way. 1. Life is messy. It happens. The…

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    What was YOUR Sweetest Day Like?

    Seriously. What is Valentine’s Day really about? Why does this horrible holiday make it so hard to show that you care? You can have all of the details come together perfectly… and then you wonder… did I buy enough? Will they like it? Will the roses die in my car before I get home? Should I pick chocolate and flowers up on my way home and risk the vendor being out of what I had my heart set on? Each year I tell myself, okay this year will be different… and it kind of is. Then we end up standing in an hour long line at our favorite restaurant and…

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    Walking in a Winter Wonderland in a New Year

    Here I am working on organizing and uploading pictures to share when I come across our pictures from our First Hike of the year. The snow was melting too quickly in our neighborhood so we drove out to place we knew would be beautiful because of the freshly falling snow… it was picture perfect.  Except we ran into a couple of hiccups because we were not really prepared to walk a terrain that was suddenly a bit more challenging due to the snow. It was interesting to see which kids thought I was joking when I suggested wearing thermals and boots.  Which kids ignored me when I reminded them that while we…

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    The February 28 Day Life on Paper Challenge

    The 2017 Challenges is off to a good start! I’ve recently added a Life on Paper Instagram account to support the group.  In my previous post I talked about the goal of the challenge is to write down our memories at least once a week… or to write down a few snippets of our lives via the monthly prompts.  You are invited to participate in the manner that is best for you.   One of the ways I’ve decided to embrace this challenge is by keeping a mini journal.  I’m a very curious sort of person and I’ve always wondered what my parents’ and grandparents’ normal day looks like.  What were their daily ups and downs?  Did…

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    What kind of Christmas Bean are You?

    Have you seen this Naughty or Nice Jelly Bean game? We picked this up for the kids because it reminded me a bit of Harry Potter’s Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans.  It’s a wonderfully horrible game.  You never know what you’re going to get.  The moment you see the beans, an internal battle of excitement and dread begins. It could be a pure mouth-watering pleasure or a disgusting terror! As I watched the kids play and then invite their friends to play with them, I realized that for some people Xmas can mean different things to different people… Finding your Christmas spirit is like playing a game of Bean Boozled Jelly Beans……

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