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Enjoy Fresh Flowers

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For years I dreamt of a having a large cutting garden in the backyard. You know, like in Pride and Prejudice? I’d go out with my basket on my arm and a pair of shears, I’d chat with my sisters while I picked roses and daisies and all kinds of lovelies to put into beautiful […]

Get More Sleep

Get more sleep and reap great benefits. I mentioned last week my efforts to end burning┬áthe candle at both ends. I want to live a long life — and I’d like to do with my health intact. Relaxing has been one step in the right direction. So has getting more sleep. For years I was […]

Remember Your Greatest Adventure

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photo source: Disney/Pixar I love the films that we can relate to, the ones that teach us a lesson, the ones that make us laugh in a good, clean way. The Incredibles is one of them. It ranks up there as one of my favorites. And not just because my husband calls me Super Ultra-Lightning […]

How to Scan Your Family Photos

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Got lots of old school photos sitting in boxes? Contributing writer, Alex Maldonado, shares his experience in scanning the family photo library.

Enjoy Today

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Two years ago FishPapa and I were strolling through Barnes and Noble on date night. I lingered in the cookbook section. And prayed. Seems a silly place to pray. But you see, I had written a cookbook proposal in the month previous and my agent was actively submitting it to publishers. I asked God to […]

Make Bedtimes Special

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Make those last waking moments a special time between parents and kids. At our house bedtimes have taken shape differently over the years. In the beginning all our little boys were in one room, until we had four twin beds lined up in rows. I made the rounds to kiss everyone goodnight and talk to […]

Take a Hike

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I’m not sure if it’s old age or what, but being out in nature has become more appealing to me than it once was. It might be that my kids are getting big enough to do outdoorsy things besides the up and down on the slide or the swings. (I confess to being extremely bored […]

Cuddle with your Peeps

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Forgive the blurry Instagram photo. It’s what happens when it’s late at night and you’re not using a flash. This is me and my girls, following a new ritual. In an effort to get myself to bed earlier, I’ve invited the kids to come tuck me in. I realized that I was neglecting making the […]