When Your Aunt Comes to Town

There are two things that my sister-in-law adores. Number one, the outdoors. Number two, her nephews. So when she recently came for a visit, we made sure to give her ample time with both.

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No, But Really

I struggle with prioritization when it comes to parenting. Like really bad. I look around the house and always see 7,000 things that need to be done.

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Chi-City Vacay

After a traveling hiatus around the time Camden was born, and the year after, we are finally on the move again! And first up on our travel plans, Chicago!

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Livin’ Easy

Where ya been? What ya been doing? Summer. Lots and lots of summer.

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That Pool Life

While it wasn’t even that brutal of a winter here in Minnesota, I cannot seem to get enough time outside. The sun. The heat. I crave it. By 8:00 a.m. every morning, I am mapping out my day and how to spend as much time outside as humanely possible. Or as much time outside as […]

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Forming a Habit

When I launched this happiness project it was my goal to develop a habit of gratitude. To automatically, everyday, identify the shining moments, to stop, savor, and acknowledge. Mission successfully accomplished.

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Yesterday Was

For no reason at all, none what so ever, yesterday was perfection.

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We Bid You Adieu

  If you don’t own a boat or have friends who own a boat, there are really only two things to do on Labor Day. Grill out and eat ice cream. And yesterday we partook in both activities.

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Mastering Nothing

Perhaps it was the trip to the State Fair. Perhaps it was the great finger infection saga of ’16. But this weekend, the only thing we were in the mood for was – nothing.

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Holding On

I find myself trying to soak up every ray of heat the sun has to offer these days. This is the first time I can ever remember dreading the arrival of fall. I have always greeted the end of summer with a warm farewell hug, but not this year.

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The Best Start to the Day

On Sunday morning, two bleary eyed parents quickly fed their kids breakfast, got them dressed, and headed to the lake in the early hours of the day. For it was the most perfect, beautiful morning.

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