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     8 Ways to Care for Yourself This Holiday

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For many of us we live by our calendar. We calendar doctor appointments, the kids' sports activities, dates with our spouse, birthday parties. If it's in the calendar, we don't forget it.

In the last blog post we talked about analyzing what worked this past holiday, and...

The holidays are over and we are taking down the Christmas tree, packing up the boxes of decor and moving on to the new year with fresh vision and perhaps a list of new goals. You may be wanting to leave the holidays until next year. 

I want to propose a key elemen...

We are days away from Christmas and I know those last tasks are staring you down. It is still not too late to look at your priority list and make adjustments in these final days, remembering what is most important and focusing on that. It may mean letting go of some ta...

 
Baking Christmas cookies, hosting Christmas Eve or Christmas Day meals, holiday parties where you bring a dish or bottle of wine, New Year's parties, extra goodies at work. There is a lot of extra cooking and baking this time of year.

We are now in the less than 2 wee...

We are in a blog series focusing on destressing this holiday season. To read the first post go here. To read about how to destress with our time go here. 

Next to talking about our calendars, talking about money is another topic that may make you want to run for those h...

We are in a blog series about destressing this holiday. This is the second post in the series. To see the first post, go here

 

Calendars and planning may not sound like the most exciting part of the holiday. In fact, the thought of even looking at our calendars this...


It's the most wonderful time of the year.

We say this with a huge smile on our face while our teeth are grit and our body tense. We hear messages about peace, joy and love, nodding our heads, while secretly wondering why we just can't get it together. The kids are figh...

Winters can be challenging with kids. And February 2019 has been extra difficult. Whether you survived the midwestern polar vortex, were a part of the Pacific Northwest snowmagedden, or if you are a Minnesotan awaiting more inches of snow this weekend adding to the acc...


I am pretty excited about starting a new blog series. Whether you have your summer travel plans figured out or if you are still planning, I am sure the question remains "how will travel go with kids?" We have been traveling with our kids since they were born and one o...

In the blog post with our master bedroom closet reveal I shared the finishing touch on our closet was the barn door my husband created. When we looked into buying a barn door, they can range anywhere from $500-$2,000 prebuilt, so my husband decided to tackle the creati...

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