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New You: Adjusting to Your New Identity After Big Life Transitions

I’ve done a lot of soul searching lately, which requires a lot of reflection as well. It’s been hard to navigate some tricky life transitions, but let me give you a quick, high-level overview of the last couple of months:  October 2016: Our beautiful firstborn daughter was born January 2017: Started attending Next Level Fitness, launched my own […]

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The Sing Me To Heaven Foundation: Serving Grieving Parents

Losing a child is heartbreaking. When Jennifer Ambrose lost her daughter, Natalie, (who was nearly 6) to Mitochondrial Disease, it was hard. It was such a new disease that they couldn’t pinpoint what kind of mitochondrial disease she had. She had a 50/50 chance of ever finding out what kind she had.  Natalie was given […]

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Cut the Cord- Life without Television

Cut the Cord: Life Without Television

Fishing poles, enchanted cow sharks, and pretend fish bait.  Our eight- and five-year-old kids were being supervised through the windows overlooking our backyard. My husband, Bryan, was called out to fix the broken fishing pole, and he overheard most of the story that was developing as they played. It turns out that when one has enchanted […]

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Teacher Appreciation Week – The Dos and Don’ts

Stop. Don’t keep reading until you take a moment to pull out your planner, Google calendar, or bullet journal and put a huge circle (or star, flower, whatever kind of doodle you’d like) around the week of May 1 – May 5. Did you do it? If not, I’ll wait . . . Okay. Now we can move […]

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