Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Practice of Thankfulness

I frequently find myself discouraged or frustrated at home. The daily chores never are done or are undone by our toddler. Muddy shoes are piled in the entrance way; pee splattered on the toilet, and dishes need to unloaded and … Continue reading

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Simple Goals

Experts claim that you are most likely to achieve your goals if you follow the mnemonic S.M.A.R.T., meaning that goals should be Specific, Measurable, Assignable, Realistic, and Time-Related. For example, one of my goals this year is to write more. … Continue reading

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Enjoying the Renovating Process

Our family is renovating a nineteenth-century home. Demolition and construction occur weekly, if not daily. My husband devotes every Saturday and some weekday evenings to improving the home. I’m grateful he is a skilled builder, who grew up helping his … Continue reading

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Room for One

We recently moved out of half of our house to make way for renovations. The guest room, where our baby slept, and the master bedrooms are being gutted to make way for a new master bath. As a result, our … Continue reading

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My Un-diet

Happy New Year! Are you starting a diet this January? I don’t diet. I dislike the idea of cutting out any food group, unless its absolutely necessary. I prefer to focus on adding new, healthy foods into our meals. If … Continue reading

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