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a new year, natural stress relief, and a BIG plan!

stress relief

Welcome to a NEW year! A week has passed, yet 2015 still remains new, fresh and full of possibility, true?  The past several days especially I have focused on various areas of life, taken stock so to speak, and outlined a few next steps. Not too many, just a few. Evaluating new direction often leads […]


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planning for 2015 and a $50 Erin Condren giveaway!

erin condren life planner

If you have been around here a while, you know I love to plan….and I appreciate a helpful system.  Several of my blog posts are dedicated to organization and planning. In 2014, I revamped aspects of how I did things (a crazy habit of mine).  Here are a few updates on how those systems are […]

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simple woman’s daybook :: november 2014

simple woman's daybook

As a practice of staying in the moment, focusing on right now… TODAY, I’m participating in the simple woman’s daybook.  Some affiliate links are below. *** Outside my window… it is evening as I write this, so outdoors is cozy dark. I am thankful… for a wonderful birthday last week, SO full of family togetherness enjoying Longwood Gardens and […]

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welcoming a new season (part 1) :: the secret to my joy

fall trees

{photos taken last November; we do not yet have fall leaves all over the ground!} If I could give complete voice and words to the last three to six months of life, I fear I would never stop talking.  For many of my thoughts are still pent up inside, waiting for a place to go. […]

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Introducing Fortuigence :: online writing support for your homeschool

online writing course

Many of our homeschooling friends have already jumped into their new school routine with gusto and enthusiasm, organized and ready to go! We’re not quite there yet… In many ways, we are just now soaking up the slower pace of summer, and this Mama is just now outlining plans for our next academic year.  Thankfully, […]

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good reads, good days


June is moving way too fast I think…. My days are full, more than normal; still adjusting to new schedules and routines for our family.  Each week is better and we’re moving into a rhythm that feels right. As much as possible, I’m trying to soak up the beauty and freedom of summer days. Resisting the […]

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