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How to travel Norway with kids

Our summer trip took us 4,800 miles from home in Jacksonville, Florida, to one of the most spectacular places on this globe – Norway. Taking two young kids to such a faraway land might seem a bit baffling, but I promise the towering waterfalls, mystic trolls, and postcard-perfect fjords make the journey to get there completely […]

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A letter to my daughter about loving yourself

Dear Daughter, This morning, just like every morning, you walked out of your room wearing the most gloriously mismatched outfit. You beamed with pride because you picked your clothes out all by yourself, and you loved how the colors looked on you. For you, getting dressed is pure joy, because it is a chance to […]

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One word to make 2017 worth it

So I just have to ask…how’s that New Year’s resolution going? Maybe you intentionally did not make one because you know from years past how that story ends. You might have read how I wasn’t big on New Year’s resolutions and evidence proves the rest of you aren’t either. A small piece of the pie […]

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30 days filled to the brim with thanks

I set out with a simple goal. Write down one thing every day for which I am thankful. It wasn’t hard to think of that one thing. Sometimes several thoughts bubbled up and the hard part was picking just one. It was surprisingly challenging to remember to take the quick moment to write it down. […]

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33rd birthday gift to myself :: A happily ever right now

There’s an unmistakable veil of electric excitement wrapped around my daughter’s almost four year-old self. She bunny hops through the house chattering about her Little Mermaid birthday pool party that despite all of her inquiries is not quite happening tomorrow. She meticulously lays out her shiny purple and green swimsuit in agreement that we are […]

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