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  I'm always a bit sad when my kids go back to school. In the summer that is. After winter break I am ready for a fresh start. It's probably part the whole New Year's resolution fresh start thing, part cabin fever being stuck inside with the frigid cold and lots of chattering children, and […] Read More

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Alex here and I will tell you I'm officially overwhelmed. Yep we still have almost a week of Christmas break left at our house (I mean really nearly 3 weeks of vacation for these kids?!) and I have a book deadline on the 15th. It's going to be very cold and snowy around here the […] Read More

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The Internet tells me today is International Day of the Girl. Well every day is the day of the girl around here. My 24-hours are filled with waking, clothing, feeding, driving, praying for, rolling my eyes at, arguing with, laughing with and totally loving (perhaps occasionally smothering) my four daughters. And there is much talk […] Read More

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  This is a real life story that feels a bit like a fairy tale. Because had you told me a few years ago that I would be co-hosting a podcast that I record in my basement guest bedroom, I would have said it was make believe. The story goes something like this: Once upon […] Read More

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Summer is full on. (Dare I say half over? I'm writing this in a whisper text because I don't want it to be true.) Which means it's time for planning. Because let’s be serious, we all know the year doesn’t begin in January. It begins in September. That’s been true since we were in school […] Read More

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A week ago today I was headed to my 20-year college reunion. I packed my things in my college suitcase, the one I received as a Christmas gift my junior year.  (I know! The same suitcase! So much symbolism. Same bones, but with a few rips and wear and not very fashionable. Pretty much sums […] Read More

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It’s Day One around here. Of Summer. My children got out of school on Friday. I’m slightly terrified. Just based on how the weekend went. Sure we had lots of fun. Soccer games and water fights in the backyard with swimming suits and barefeet. And finally church after being gone a month of Sundays. Kind […] Read More