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Day 1 of 100 Happy Days: Lap Nap

By: , September 22nd, 2015. Posted in: 100 Happy Days Project

Making a conscious effort to recognize daily happiness for 100 days.

Day 1 – I know my days are numbered for the baby lap nap, so I’m enjoying every moment of this one.  #100HappyDays

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How To Prevent And Prepare For Childhood Car Sickness

By: , September 20th, 2015. Posted in: Health, Parenting, Travel

Childhood car sickness can be difficult to prevent, but there are ways to minimize the risk, and prepare yourself for clean-up.

The first time LB got sick in the car, he was just over two years old, and we were totally unprepared.  We were on our way to the …

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Our Day Of Play At The Minnesota Zoo

By: , September 20th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting, Travel

This zoo shines with it's nature-themed play spaces.

Our family recently embarked on a 270 mile road trip from our home in Madison to the Twin Cities.  Because we were traveling with our two small children (LB is 2 …

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GratiTuesday #4

By: , September 14th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Musings

A weekly gratitude list of the small wonders that make this life grand. What are yours?

It’s been another fun and busy week at the Stephens house.  LB started nursery school, and we had two separate visits from friends (which means I had to keep the …

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GratiTuesday #3

By: , September 7th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Musings

A weekly gratitude list of the small wonders that make this life grand. What are yours?

Because of several conflicting personal and professional priorities, I’ve been quite busy (and a bit stressed out) this past week.  Staying mindful of the things I’m grateful for has been …

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GratiTuesday #2

By: , August 31st, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Musings

A weekly gratitude list of the small wonders that make this life grand. What are yours?

So here we are at the second ever ‘By the Seat of Our Pants’ weekly gratitude list.  This past week, I’ve been feeling a little disconnected from the outside world because …

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GratiTuesday #1

By: , August 25th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Musings

A weekly gratitude list of the small wonders that make this life grand. What are yours?

It’s occurred to me recently, as I’ve had minor frustrations with my lack of available time to get things accomplished around the house (or on this blog), that I need …

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Losing a Sibling is Always Too Soon

By: , August 19th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting

This is the story of my relationship with my brother, our complicated childhood, and how I coped with his loss.

Jason and I have only been blogging for five months, which means that a large portion of you (our readers) are friends or family, and many of you knew my brother.  …

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Our Baby Gear Picks

By: , August 11th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Money, Parenting

We take the guesswork out of selecting baby gear.

In addition to our Top 30 Baby Gift Ideas, we’ve also compiled a list of the larger-ticket baby items we researched, purchased, and have been thoroughly happy with.  While …

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Speeding on Residential Streets Isn’t Worth The Risk

By: , August 9th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting

Your hurry could cost a life.

Last week I had a moment of clarity while driving through our neighborhood.  I had left home in a rush, which now seems to happen every time I leave the house no matter …

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