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Adding a New Family Member

Adding a New Family Member

In case you missed it, we added a new little girl to our family in February. It was a spur-of-the-moment decision to get her, and I immediately wondered why I said yes. But we are so excited to have our little Ivy in our lives! I’m a first-time dog mom so getting a puppy has … Continued

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Unearth the joy of real connections & relationships

Unearth the joy of real connections & relationships

Thanksgiving is upon us this week. It’s a time of family and togetherness, of giving and being thankful for who we have in our lives. One of the things I’m most thankful for is the personal connections and relationships I have in my life. I recently read the book No Limits by John Maxwell. In … Continued

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The Start of Football Season

The Start of Football Season

What better way to celebrate football season than a trip north, where the weather really feels like fall. I’ve said it before: One of my favorite perks of my job is being able to work mobilly and to be able to support a lifestyle where my husband and I can travel and do things for … Continued

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What Would You Do With 4 Days Alone?

What Would You Do With 4 Days Alone?

Between soccer tournaments and sleep-away camp, the kids were really busy this summer. And when Jeff left for a four-day work trip, I found myself at home—alone—for four full days. No kids. No husband. And no plans. I honestly don’t remember the last time I’d had time alone at home like that. Before Jack was … Continued

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A Trip to Israel

A Trip to Israel

If you follow me on Facebook (and if you don’t, why the heck not!?), you know that I recently spent two full weeks in Israel. My son Jack had the opportunity to represent the U.S. playing soccer in the 2017 World Maccabiah games (the Jewish Olympics) held in Israel. Jeff and I decided it would … Continued

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The Joy of Being More Than a Mom

The Joy of Being More Than a Mom

Don’t get me wrong: being a mom has been one of my greatest joys in life. It’s brought me more fulfillment and happiness than I ever thought possible. But one of the reasons I became a coach was because I needed something more in life. Before motherhood (and even in the early years), I was … Continued

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The Family That Works Out Together…

The Family That Works Out Together…

My family is definitely an active one. With my workouts, which various family members will join me for from time to time, and my kids’ sports, we are often found doing something active. Back in February, I posted on Facebook about starting tennis lessons. I had realized that so many of my “hobbies” were related … Continued

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How We Defied the Marriage Statistics

How We Defied the Marriage Statistics

Though statistics show that U.S. divorce rates are actually dropping, divorce is still very common. According to The New York Times, those married in the 1980s had about a 47% chance of divorcing, while those married in the 1990s (like Jeff and me) have about a 35% chance of divorce. These statistics still aren’t very … Continued

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Go With the Flow

Go With the Flow

In February, my younger kids’ school closed for three days because the classrooms were needed for a conference. Staying home would have been easy. We’re so busy most of the time that I considered kicking back at home and relaxing. But where’s the fun in that!? Instead, I called up my friend Monica to see if … Continued