I ended up having a really good day

For the last couple of years, I’ve associated June 5th with sadness. It’s my grandma’s birthday, and since she’s passed, it was a sad day for me because she’s not here to celebrate it anymore. I think that’s pretty normal and part of human grief. For the first time since the funeral, I went and …

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6 Tips for an Easier Day Out with the Kids

Family days out are great for bonding, for exploring the outdoors, and getting the kids moving. Nevertheless, they can also be stressful and difficult to organize if you have young children who easily become restless. Without proper planning and essential supplies, enjoyable days out can easily turn into more stress than you felt before you …

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I’m doing something special today

My Grandma Gene passed away on June 15, 2019. She was quite simply one of the most amazing humans I’ve ever met, and I got to call her Grandma. Losing her was difficult, and I haven’t been to the cemetery since the funeral. I’m not proud of that, but I own it. COVID was an …

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This might help you get to know me better

I know there are people out there who are new to this blog or maybe just getting to know me, so I thought now might be a great time to share an update that focuses on my journey. I haven’t done one of these updates in a little while, so now’s as good a time …

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Sometimes I need to remind myself

This week is turning out to be chock full of life lessons for me. I’m not one to shy away from valuable life lessons and I believe that I can learn something from every experience. I’m not super thrilled that some of these lessons have to be unpleasant in nature but such is life. I’ve …

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When I finally get an overnight break from my kids

I had an overnight break for the first time in a little while. We had a memorial day cookout yesterday at my parents, and the boys ended up staying the night. It’s so nice to be in a place where the kids can once again spend time with family and friends. On my time off, …

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