One Year Later

And just like that my blog is now a year old! This has been my first adventure in blogging. While I still do find it rather intimidating, I enjoy the process of creating/sharing posts about things I love. I haven’t blogged nearly as often as I would like, but I […]

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7 Years

Today marks 7 years of marriage to my husband, Ben. 7 years or 2557 days or 61,368 hours or 3,682,080 minutes or 220,924,800 seconds. 2010 doesn’t seem like it was that long ago, but then again… in 2010: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Iron Man 2, and […]

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Hello 2017

Hello 2017, you’ve barely just begun and I love you already. I am looking forward to a fresh start in 2017, not just because 2016 was a meh year, but because I feel like we could all use a fresh start every now and then. Like many of you, I like […]

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Year In Review: 2016

2016 is almost over (finally). For many, this has been an especially tough year. A quick internet search of 2016 yields many, many posts (and memes) about how awful this year was. It was tough for my family and me too, but it wasn’t all bad. This is my year […]

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5 Tips for Long-Term Hotel Stays

Since June I have spent 29 days living in hotels; some of it was planned (mini-family reunion to celebrate my sister’s college graduation), and most of it was not (our condo suffered water damage from the unit above us). In the 29 days my husband, son, and I stayed in […]

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My 3 Favorite Family Traditions

With so many holidays and special occasions happening this summer, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about family traditions. I’ve also read several articles lately about how important it is for children to have traditions they can look forward to. Personally, I love having traditions. When my husband and […]

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6 Useful Phone Apps

I’m fairly picky about the apps I install on my phone. Most of the apps I have are pretty basic: Gmail, maps, calendar, etc, but there are a few extra apps which I find make a great addition to the basics. The 6 apps below are some of the most […]

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Be Kind

I’m back this week with more Words to Live By (you can view my previous post here). Lately, I’ve been reflecting on things people struggle with. What seems simple to one person may be incredibly difficult for someone else, and, vice versa. That certainly doesn’t mean that one person’s struggles are […]

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Reasons to (re)Watch Parenthood

I love watching movies and tv shows. When I find a movie or show that I really love, I can’t help but want to tell everyone I know about it. Parenthood is one of those shows. It quickly became my favorite show and one that I have recommended to just […]

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