Just Say No

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Saying no to good things allows you to enjoy more fully other good things. If you ask my husband, he’ll testify to the fact that I cook up all kinds of crazy schemes. I’ve always been a “project girl”. I make goals and to do lists, and I try really, really hard to bring them […]

Stopping at the Fish

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I must be in a hurry these days. And God must be sending me a message. That I need to stop and smell the roses. The idea of this series came to me at the very last minute on Sunday night. I quickly made a button and threw up a post. And ever since then, […]

Make Cinnamon Popcorn & Watch a Show Together

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I never watch TV. But this week I popped corn and joined my family for a show. There are few things that we watch on TV. Hockey, football, golf, NASCAR, and a couple cartoons. That sounds like a lot when I say it, but we don’t watch any regular “shows”, other than the cartoons.  I […]

Turn Off the Phone or Leave it at Home

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Turn off your phone or leave it home and be more in the moment than you would be otherwise. No doubt you’ve read more than a few articles or blog posts about how folks misuse their phones to the detriment of their relationships. It’s a hard line to determine between when a phone is a […]

Let Your Child Choose

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I took FishChick4 shopping with me the other day. We were just going to go to Trader Joe’s. Until I remembered we needed a new pencil sharpener. Ours bit the dust, as it does every school year. We use a lot of pencils apparently. And we’d gotten to the point that my son was going […]

31 Days to Smell the Roses

31 days to smell the roses

I took “the Baby” shopping with me today at Trader Joe’s. The first thing you see when you walk in is the flower section. Lover of all things pink, she immediately asked that we buy pink roses. At four-years old, she knows what she wants. And for six bucks I can splurge. It was a […]