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December 2016

What are your resolutions? Here are mine in 10 words or less.

Start a blog. Be in more photos with my kids. Speak less. Listen more. Love more. Judge less. Wake up earlier. Start my day in prayer. (As opposed to when needed). Put down my phone. Play with my kids. Declutter my home. Regularly. Declutter my mind. Practice the art of silence. Choose contentment. Do any of these resonate with you? I’d love to hear what yours are.      

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The one thing I wished I did differently after having my first baby

When you have a baby a second time, there are things you learn to do differently from your first pregnancy, such as, feeling the need to decorate a fully decked out nursery with all the bells and whistles (you don’t.) In fact, our family didn’t even need a crib for the first 3-4 months of baby’s life. We ended up being one of those families who *gasp* cosleep. We never

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Not another mommy blog

Okay so maybe it is. Well not entirely. It’s a blog that’s been a long time coming. I have been journaling since I was a tween (aka pouring my heart out in a lock & key diary). I started blogging in 2005 when I studied abroad in New Zealand as a way to stay in touch with friends and family in Canada. But this blog is the blog I have always wanted

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