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On gratitude

As you start this week, remember as you watch the other parents in your co-op or the carpool line who seem to have their act together that they, too, have their own little human insecurities. When your old oven misbehaves, or the butt in your jeans is just a little too tight, remember that new (read more…)

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Weekend links

The secret success of bloggers :: The Inspired Room Teen to government: change your typeface, save millions :: CNN There is no that :: Fizzle 25 charts of negotiation styles around the world :: Business Insider Ford’s parody of Cadillac’s “Poolside” commercial we all hated :: AdWeek “The more we let God take us over, (read more…)

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Cultivating (the friends in) your own backyard

S ay what you will about Facebook, it does serve at least one purpose really well: it affords us the ability to keep up with worldwide friends like we’ve never before. And lately, I’ve been keenly aware just how spread out my dearest friends are. This spring trip of ours, traveling all over the country (read more…)

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What makes you come alive

As you start this week, may you notice what makes you come alive. What do you find yourself lost in, unaware of the time? What subject continually fascinates you? What could you talk about at length without getting bored (besides the latest binge-watching of Sherlock, of course)? I posted this famous quote on the blog’s (read more…)

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Weekend links

Master of None :: Brian Gardner When you’re tired of kids complaining: 15 ways to happier, grateful kids :: Ann Voskamp The most important 10 minutes of a child’s day :: Kenneth Barish on HuffPo The sacrifice of hospitality (and why it matters so much) :: Megan Tietz On writing: ego, insecurity, and life of (read more…)

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