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The Power of Meaningful Conversation

For my first post of 2015, I’d like to start off by returning to my Happiness Series–this time, the focus is on engaging in meaningful conversation. I hadn’t had an opportunity to have any in-depth conversations for quite a while until the holidays rolled around, and then suddenly it seemed like that’s the only type … Continue reading

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Mom Confession: I’m a Yeller

As I repeatedly asked my two-year-old to walk back towards me while we were outside, he gleefully ran farther away… and my blood boiled. Taking a deep breath and keeping my voice level and calm didn’t seem to have any effect. Before I knew what happened, a loud, angry voice exploded out–making my son pause … Continue reading

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Finding Joy by Losing Track of Time

Talk about a long-term project. I’ve been working through 21 steps to happiness for over a year now, and I’m only on Step 8! But this step’s a good one: Losing Track of Time. It’s not as easy you think; it comes with three caveats: you must do something voluntarily (so zoning out at the … Continue reading

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Dear SAHMs: I Don’t Want Your Job Anymore

I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for nearly two years now, and although I’ve loved being home with my son to witness all of his milestones and share countless special moments with him, I–I’m almost afraid to admit this–am ready to go back to work. I never stopped working, really, except for the first three months … Continue reading

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DIY Rocket Ship with a Twist

I have twin nephews who just turned four, and I was faced with the monumental task of figuring out what the heck to give them. Thanks to doting family and an older brother, these kids have no shortage of toys on hand. But the real challenge is that they live in another state and I … Continue reading

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