Ten Ways to Show Love (So Meaningful, You’ll Forget They’re Frugal)

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Some of the most thoughtful, most memorable gifts that I’ve ever received have sat on the frugal side of the financial fence, like the necklace my husband gave me. He fashioned it from a penny that was created the year we married. I absolutely adore that necklace. I also cherish the sticky notes of encouragement my daughter sprinkles everywhere, and the hilarious graphic comic strips my son creates and excitedly reads to us. We get so used to commercials and advertisements, telling us what we’re missing out on, that it’s uber-easy (for us all) to simply overlook the many economical and fun ways we can demonstrate love. Below is a quick list to help you show those special people in your life, just how much they mean to you, and they’re so frugal that you can start today. Read More

You Can’t Pour From An Empty Cup

You Can't Pour From An Empty Cup

Like millions of parents, amid virtual learning, working from home, and managing a household with two out of three kids still in diapers, I reached for my coffee mug. It was empty. I chuckled to myself because it felt like the epitome of the straw that broke the camel’s back. It was at that moment that I learned three essential truths that changed my life and my perspective. Read More

The Importance of Introducing Your Child to Your Music

The Importance of Introducing Your Child to Your Music

Introducing your child to your music can be a great way to bond with them, as well as to help them discover their own musical tastes. By showing them your favorite songs and bands, you can help them get to know you on a personal level to create a deeper connection between parent and child. Read More

New Year’s Fitness for the Family

When working on New Year’s resolutions, it can be helpful to include your family into your fitness goals in order to stay motivated and have fun together. Here are some tips for how to incorporate the whole family into your 2021 fitness goals! Read More

THE PAUSE: Finding Peaceful Resolve in Chaos

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Each day as I awake, the first question that comes to mind is, how much longer can I sustain this pause? This physical separation from my three boys, their wives, and my grandchildren needs to end! My mind races with all the unfortunate coronavirus statistics reported on the news causing this pause. It could be a year or so before I can feel comfortable and safe to commune with loved ones and friends. Read More

A Teacher’s Promise: From this Season, You will Grow

A Teacher's Promise From this Season You will Grow

I know that you have been working hard to prepare for exams that you will no longer take. I know that you’ve committed yourself to months of rehearsals for a show that will no longer be seen, and that you’ve practiced for hours on a team that can no longer play the game. I am sorry for your feelings of loss and urge you not to give up on those goals, but instead, to view this season as an opportunity to continue to grow. You’ve been isolated from your friends, your teachers, your school. The comfort of your home has been tainted by the weight of heavy air, tense energy, short responses, and stern expressions. I am sorry that you are scared—for so many reasons. But, I want you to know—from this season, you will grow. Read More

5 Reasons to Geocache with Your Family

5 Reasons to Geocache with Your Family

Our family is always on the lookout for fun, different activities, especially those that promote healthy living. We have found one in geocaching and here are the reasons why. Read More