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Discovering Who You Are and How to Find Balance in Motherhood

Finding yourself, who you truly are at your core, is hard. Finding yourself during motherhood, at least for me, has been undeniably harder.  So often as mothers (fathers, too) we devote our entire being to raising our children and doing what they need, without much consideration for ourselves. Many of us (I fall into this… Continue reading Discovering Who You Are and How to Find Balance in Motherhood

adventures, family

A Much Awaited Family Reunion

This year has been a wild ride, and a struggle for nearly every person out there. Most of us are spending the holidays without our loved ones and it is incredibly hard. Our family was no exception, and for the second year in a row the kids would miss seeing their daddy at Christmas. As… Continue reading A Much Awaited Family Reunion

family, Parenting

My Favorite Holiday Traditions

When I was a kid some of my favorite things centered around the traditions my family had. Most of those were holiday traditions done between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, but some were just general things we did year after year. Every summer, for example, we would spend a week up north near the beach… Continue reading My Favorite Holiday Traditions

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Friday fun at First Landing State Park

Today's adventure had us on the road to First Landing State Park to do some trail walking. As a former runner, I'm used to hitting the pavement and going the distance. Even though I spend the majority of my fitness time in a gym these days, I still very much enjoy getting out and doing… Continue reading Friday fun at First Landing State Park

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Johnny Marlin

Thump. Thump. Thump. The loud banging startled Anna from a deep slumber. She rolls over and squints at the clock, wondering who is banging on her door at three A.M.? Dragging herself out of bed with a groan, she sneaks a quick glance into her daughter Karen's room, just to make sure she hasn't snuck… Continue reading Johnny Marlin