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“Go Red” for Heart Health Awareness

Since 1924, the American Heart Association has highlighted February as American Heart Month. In 1964, Lyndon B. Johnson was the first president to issue a proclamation declaring American Heart Month. February is both Heart Health Awareness Month and Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Month.  Read on to find our more about heart disease, its impact, and […]

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Freshly Squeezed and Making Memories

Two years ago I made the first, and only, resolution I have ever stuck with. I was being consumed by motherhood and trying to figure out who I was. So, I decided to make a resolution that would not deprive me of anything. Instead, it would be constant reminder to create the life I wanted. […]

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Minimalism: How I Gave Myself More Time, Money, and a Better Life

When I moved in with my boyfriend (now husband) we combined two households of stuff.  After a couple years we got engaged, bought a home, got married, and had a baby.  That led to A LOT more stuff.  Shower gifts, wedding gifts, baby gifts galore!  On top of that there were Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, […]

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Mom Hobbies or “I Never Thought I’d Spend My Time Doing That!”

When I was single without kids, I had hobbies. Outside of work, my time was largely my own to do with as I chose. I enjoyed knitting, scrapbooking, reading, travel, and wine tasting. I sang in church, attended monthly meetings of a women’s group, and was in a weekly small group Bible study. While I […]

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Spending Time Alone

At first I was disappointed… A few weeks ago I realized I wouldn’t be able to join my husband and daughters when they planned a visit to our hometown. My husband had a weekend of golfing planned, and my daughters were going to spend a week at my parent’s home. Then, I started to think back to the […]

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“Just 5 More Minutes”: Adult Sleep Struggles

“Michele… Pssst… Hey, Michele…*nudge*… wake up…*nudge*…the baby is awake…Michele…” I find it hard to imagine that there are any moms unfamiliar with the extreme exhaustion that comes with having an infant. On the other hand, I assume that the majority of them wake up to the sound of their babies crying most nights. However, that has […]

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