Marriage Diaries: Investing in Your Marriage

June 19, 2014
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I hope you enjoy today’s Marriage Diaries post by Jessi from Hopes and Dreams. She has an upbeat attitude about her own marriage and marriage in general, and I bet many of you will relate to her words. Thanks, Jessi! My name is Jessi and I blog over at Hopes and Dreams about my little family and […]

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8 Easy Ways to Celebrate Summer (All Summer Long)

June 17, 2014
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School is out, and I hope you too are knee deep in creating a slow, playful summer with your kids. I can think of so many reasons to let this summer go by with more fun and less fuss. I want to get back in touch with my ability to lose track of time. I […]

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The desire to reach hearts? You’ve got that.

June 12, 2014
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I love it when I find a quote that at first glance applies to pursuing a career or finding your life’s purpose, but I find that it so aptly applies to building a family. I found this gem in a post by Glennon, celebrating Maya Angelou’s life. (Btw, in it she expresses exactly how I […]

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My Life Is Going to Be So Much Bigger than My Wedding Day

June 10, 2014
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This week, when this couple’s dream wedding almost got preempted by the fire department, their photographer snapped these gorgeous photos that have since gone viral. Being the wedding-loving, photo-devouring female that I am, I followed the story around various news sites, and gradually, I noticed the reporters using a common phrase. A phrase that never sits quite right with me. […]

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Marriage Diaries: What Love Requires of Us

June 5, 2014
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I was honored when Tara of Between You & Me agreed to write for the Marriage Diaries. She has ten years of marriage on me (we’ve been married for 8), and I love her sweet perspective on life and love. Welcome, Tara!  Andy and I laughingly say all the time that our marriage was so […]

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Wholehearted Living: Silly Parents, Silly Kids

June 3, 2014
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They dance in kindergarten. Our son told me that only he and Alex don’t really like to dance. I had music on in the background when he told me this, so I walked over and turned it up. Way up. (I’m sure the people I share walls with understood. I mean, teaching moment!) I said “let’s […]

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Life Lately in Pictures

May 30, 2014
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During the summer, I pick fruit like it’s my job. Maybe not quite, but we do hit up as many u-pick farms as possible every year. (If you’re going to live somewhere as expensive as the Bay area, it is ESSENTIAL to live it up outdoors.) I think every summer I mention on here that […]

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