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Month: September 2014

14 hours. One car. Two adults. Three children. Part 2

14 hours 1 car 2 adults 3 children - part2

We did it! What we thought would take 14 hours actually took a whopping 22! Give or take a toilet stop. In all honesty tho it was due to  Continue reading

14 hours. One car. Two adults. Three children. Part 1


If you’ve ever been locked in a car with a family of five for a prolonged period of time you could probably understand the children and often adults desire to inflict bodily harm on one another.
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Find my Family Part 1: When something changes everything

Title - Find my family - part1Ever since I was a young girl I have memories of my Papa (my mothers father) telling us stories of his upbringing & our heritage. He was very proud of the humble circumstances from which he was raised as he learned skills such as resilience, mental ‘toughness’ and resourcefulness which he may not have learned to so finely tune under any other circumstance. Continue reading

His & Her Story

Have you ever wondered where you came from? If it were possible for you to count back 25 generations of “mother-father” links only, would you know how many lives it took to intertwine in order for you to eventually come about? Have you ever wondered what history took place in your family? Perhaps you’ve looked at generations of your already completed family tree and seen that “it’s wonderful”, or maybe you’ve looked at it & can only see as far back as your parents. Continue reading

A quote by Harold B. Lee

The most important work you will ever do will be the work you do within the walls of your own home

How to not be a mediocre step parent

Okay, I have been at this step-parenting thing for a little while now and there’s a few points which I have learned are extremely important. Taking in to account that relationships have an ever evolving nature, the following steps have helped my relationship with my step children to progress at a rate which they are comfortable with and if I might add, have profoundly deepened the love that I have for them.

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Worry about “How” later…

Often times we seek for guidance in our waking lives, “what school should the kids attend?” or “Should I turn left or right?”. We ponder all the options, we become expert in listing pros and cons, and occasionally

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