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    10 Things Parents NEED to Know About Raising Kids

    Raising kids is the toughest job you will ever love. Whether you are a military family or not you as a parent will always wonder if you are doing a good job. From the moment you find out that you have a baby on board everything changes. What you eat and drink, even how you think about your future and your entire life.  Then when they are born, you are responsible for another human beings needs. You are responsible for guiding them and showing them everything from how to walk to how to talk. Your children are your biggest worry and your greatest joy. And everything in between. Over the last week I’ve watched…

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    How Difficult Times Make Us Stronger

    “The hardest times are often the ones that make us stronger”. Why is it that this quote holds so much truth? When we are being true to ourselves, following our dreams or trying to grow personally or professionally, life just seems to get harder doesn’t it?  Over the last few days that’s been the case for many of the people in my life.  They are following their path and being met with obstacles that feel insurmountable. They are overwhelmed to an even greater degree than normal and all of this chaos has got me thinking about the hardest times in my life. As I reflect, it occurs to me that the hardest times…

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    Life Unplugged: The Reality of 10 Days Away From Social Media

    For a while now, social media has been a huge part of my business and personal life. I use it to keep in touch with friends and family as well as to promote my business and the products/services offered. Heck I blog about it regularly and even speak of the benefits that social media brings to a military spouse and online small biz owner. I even focus on the importance of personal interaction and the need to step away from technology and social media to find joy and connection in your day to day life. But the reality is I had personally never taken a break from technology. In fact prior to 10 days ago, my latest gadget,…

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    5 Simple Life Lessons For Our Quest To Find Happiness

    After spending the last week and a half on Whirlwind Roadtrip ’15 I have so many thoughts going through my mind. Everything from looking at my business with a critical eye and missing crazy family dynamics to the type of vacation I want to take next. It’s funny how spending time with my 3-year-old grand-daughter puts things into perspective and challenges me to take a closer look at how I live my day-to-day life. It seems after each visit to spend time with her my eyes open just a little more. After my last visit I wrote The Struggle Is Real where I tackled how as a military spouse the idea of going home is an oxymoron and this time…