Embracing A Slow Season

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I never expected to be gone this long, but here we are.  And I could go on and on about how life has been crazy leaving no room for blogging, but if you know me at all you know I’m all about choices.

And yes, life has been crazy.  But the fact is that I’ve chosen to spend my time elsewhere. Continue reading


How To Sell Your Home While Living In It With Children. And A Dog.

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Today I woke up and, for the first time in ten years, was not a homeowner.  We managed to successfully sell our home quickly while living in it with two kids and a dog.

Let me tell you, it was quite the feat to keep our home magazine-worthy and show-ready 24/7.

So for those of you thinking of doing the same – selling your home while living in it – have I got some fabulous tips for you.  Read on for guaranteed home-selling success!  {Maintaining your sanity, however, is unfortunately not guaranteed.}

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Monday Mom Confession

Monday Mom ConfessionEvery week I do a Monday Mom Confession because while we all want the very best for our children, it’s impossible to do everything right all the time.  Admitting that is freeing – and it’s also encouraging to other moms in the midst of intense seasons.  I’d love for you to join me – share a link to your own confession post in the comments, or just make your confession here!  Let’s throw off the weight of perfection and get real around here!

Last week was “screen-free week” through Conlan’s school.  The class that has the most participants wins a pizza party.

Mamas, here’s the truth.  Screen-free week nearly killed me.

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Monday Mom Confession

Monday Mom ConfessionEvery week I do a Monday Mom Confession because while we all want the very best for our children, it’s impossible to do everything right all the time.  Admitting that is freeing – and it’s also encouraging to other moms in the midst of intense seasons.  I’d love for you to join me – share a link to your own confession post in the comments, or just make your confession here!  Let’s throw off the weight of perfection and get real around here!

You may or may not know that I cut back my work hours a few months ago.  Instead of working full-time, I now work 3 days per week.

It’s been fantastic.  But you know what else?

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Monday Mom Confession

Monday Mom ConfessionEvery week I do a Monday Mom Confession because while we all want the very best for our children, it’s impossible to do everything right all the time.  Admitting that is freeing – and it’s also encouraging to other moms in the midst of intense seasons.  I’d love for you to join me – share a link to your own confession post in the comments, or just make your confession here!  Let’s throw off the weight of perfection and get real around here!

You’re totally not supposed to do it.  I know that.  But I do it anyway.

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Is Anybody Home?

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If you swing by here regularly, you might be wondering, Where did she go?

If that’s you, I sincerely thank you for coming back and checking in.  And I apologize for disappearing for a few weeks unexpectedly.

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Monday Mom Confession

Monday Mom ConfessionEvery week I do a Monday Mom Confession because while we all want the very best for our children, it’s impossible to do everything right all the time.  Admitting that is freeing – and it’s also encouraging to other moms in the midst of intense seasons.  I’d love for you to join me – share a link to your own confession post in the comments, or just make your confession here!  Let’s throw off the weight of perfection and get real around here!

I’m just gonna get right to it.

I don’t really like my slow cooker. Continue reading


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