Category Archives: Family

How I’m Creating an Environment of Belonging

I’ve been on the road quite a bit over the last few day, and that has given me some multitasking moments to finish Daring Greatly by Brene` Brown …on audio book… Don’t worry, I am not so confident in my multitasking … Continue reading

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Ramblings of a Travelling Minimalist

I glanced around the one bedroom hotel suite that all five of us were using as home base for two nights in Vancouver late last week.  “How many square feet is this hotel room?” I asked Craig.  “Oh I don’t … Continue reading

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4 Intentional Ways I am Loving on My Kids

It’s Valentine’s Day on Saturday so around here we are all about love this week. Yesterday I wrote about loving the world.  Today I’m going to shrink the circle a bit and talk about loving on my kids. Books at … Continue reading

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An Adoption Story… 3 Generations Later

My Grandma was adopted.  There was never a time I can remember, that I didn’t know this.  Maybe it was because it wasn’t a secret that it was also not a big deal to me. In fact it really had … Continue reading

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Capsule Kitchens

There’s a new idea circulating social media.  In the minimalist circles at least… it’s called a capsule kitchen.  It’s similar to a capsule wardrobe.  With a capsule wardrobe you only have a certain amount of clothing items and you can … Continue reading

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Saturday Mornings

My Saturday mornings generally aren’t on Saturdays… because of Craig’s work schedule Saturday mornings around here are every other Wednesday.I love the morning of Craig’s first day off.  Regular things still happen… school work, chores, noise… but I join the … Continue reading

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The Wonderful World of Kids and Technology

About a month ago I got a text from my kid’s Auntie “We got our kids iPads for Christmas. Would it be OK if we give Hudson one of the boys iPods for his birthday?”  I must admit I was … Continue reading

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