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Family & House: Three Distinct Functions

Family and House: Three Distinct Functions

Before children entered into the picture, the combined functions of wife and household management seemed nearly effortless and took a relatively small percentage of time and effort.  Compared to my full-time job outside of the time, the time and effort devoted to building a strong marriage and spending quality time with my husband while managing […]

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Unapologetic Prioritizing

Unapologetic Prioritizing

People who have their priorities straight and who live according to their priorities inspire me.  It’s not an easy congruency to achieve (as I previously shared in Prioritizing Amidst Flexibility).  Even more inspiring to me—those who are able to unapologetically live according to their priorities.  The New York Times parenting blog published an article last […]

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Learning/Working While Exercising

Learning/Working While Exercising

I have recently been finding ways to incorporate learning or working into my exercise routine.  This works particularly well with an educational/motivational podcast, sermon, audiobook (many local libraries have MP3 audibooks available for a rental download), or even a conference call (that involves more listening than speaking) and a continuous activity such as walking, jogging, […]

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Taking Steps Forward, Destination (Un)Known

Taking Steps Forward, Destination (Un)Known

This week’s featured Wixii™, Jeri Morgan, inspires me by the proactive planning she and her husband are taking to build a better future and lifestyle for their family.  In addition to both working full-time corporate jobs and raising 2-year old twins, together they are building a family business.  Jeri shares, “Growing a business that one-day will […]

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Numerous Paths to Thriving Children and Parents

Numerous Paths to Thriving Children & Parents

“Do you think that it’s always best for children to have a mom who stays at home?” I asked my friend a school psychologist who has worked with hundreds if not thousands of young children and is now a stay-at-home mom of two young boys.  “Not necessarily” she replied without hesitation, “sometimes the best thing […]

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Sheryl Sandberg, John and Eileen Donahoe

A Spouse, Partner and So Much More

“Matt will make the best dad,” one of my husband’s college roommates told me before Matt and I even started dating.  Fast-forward almost 15 years, and his roommate’s casual comment continues to ring in my ears.  I think about this frequently as my husband and I navigate our journey of parenting young children, vacillating between […]

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Why Do I Do What I Do?

Why Do I Do What I Do?

We shift our focus this week from the “what” (i.e., what makes you unique and what do you want?) to the “why”: Why do you do what you do? My newly minted 3-year old son has recently embraced asking “Why?”  After months of practicing a technique called “The Five Whys,” introduced to us by Maren […]

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