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Being intentional with our (super, crazy) busy lives

Do you feel that your life is just a little too busy? Many people don’t realize that part of the reason they feel as though they don’t have enough hours in the day is due to disorder and disorganization. If you are feeling stress, your crazy schedule definitely is not helping. This is something that (read more…)

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Surprised by Motherhood

I was never one of those girls who dreamed of becoming a mom. I mean, I always assumed I would eventually, but it wasn’t a dream of mine. It was more of a practical thought—down the road I’d do the mom thing. Which is one of the reasons I resonated so much with my friend (read more…)

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One simple way to avoid identity theft

In light of the Heartbleed bug mess, this seemed like a timely topic to revisit. Ready to be scared a little bit? The odds are very, very good that — at some point in time — a website you use has been hacked, and your e-mail and password from that site have been compromised. Ready (read more…)

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Escaping the cycle of never-ending busyness

Name: Caroline Starr Rose Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico Occupation: Children’s author Blog/site: Caroline Starr Rose Tell us one way you are simplifying your life. I made the seemingly crazy decision to stop teaching to pursue writing full-time without an agent or a contract. It felt way counter-cultural but was the best and right decision for (read more…)

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On pain and steep learning curves

As you start this week, may you learn to appreciate the purpose behind your pain. I know that’s what I’m learning right now. I recently started running again after a year hiatus, when I tore my ACL and needed complete reconstructive surgery (it was a doozy). Most of last spring I was in regular physical (read more…)

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