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Embracing the Slow: Choosing Less for my Kids

The possibilities are endless when it comes to extra activities for kids. From sports to gymnastics and dance to Lego Club and Girl/Boy Scouts, the list goes on and on. Some of these activities start for kids as young as 3! You may be surprised then, when I tell you my kids are in zero […]

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Summertime Mom

Overall, I would consider myself a pretty good mom. Of course, some days are better than others, but at the end of the day, I give myself a more than passing grade for the job I’m doing. Sure, there are days and times throughout the year when motherhood feels exhausting, overwhelming, and like it’s sucking […]

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Wyckoff Heating and Cooling: Bringing Comfort and Peace Of Mind To Your Family

This post was sponsored by Wyckoff Heating & Cooling – serving Central Iowa for over 65 years. Snuggling under blankets together with my family is one of my favorite things to do. I love the cozy memories we create when we are all tucked close together laughing, reading, or watching a movie. But, that idyllic […]

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From China With Love, An Adoption Story

November is national adoption month, and for our family, it is a reminder of the different kind of labor and delivery that brought our fourth child, Joshua, from Shanghai, China, into our forever family. People have asked us why we chose to adopt after having three biological children. The answer is simple. We wanted more […]

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Grandma’s Gift

“This gift is from Grandma,” my mom said as she handed me a huge gift bag. My grandmother left this life last year. The statement made me pause. I sat down on the couch and started to pull things out of the bag. First, a huge box. It was tattered, and sported a Walmart price […]

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