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You Are Mommy

By: , October 18th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Musings, Parenting

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Flip This Diet – Episode Seven

By: , October 9th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Health

When The Pain of Change Goes Away, Be More Diligent

The need to buy bigger clothes is a humbling inconvenience.  On one hand, it feels pretty good to have some new duds (and you feel less like a sausage in …

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Flip This Diet – Episode Six

By: , September 29th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Health

Onward Through Setbacks!

Back on April 2nd of this year, I embarked on a journey to be healthier.  I weighed 265 pounds, and experienced more aches and pains than a fellow my age …

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GratiTuesday #5 and #6

By: , September 28th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Musings

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

You may have noticed that I missed last week’s post, which was a side effect of being insanely busy after returning from a week long family vacation (only to prepare for …

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Family Road Trip Packing List

By: , September 27th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting, Travel

Preparing for a family road trip doesn't have to be stressful, if you have a plan and a good packing list.

Our family of four recently went on a six day road trip to the Twin Cities, MN.   Preparation had taken days, and was more stressful than it needed to be (thanks to …

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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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50 Family-Friendly Tunes

By: , September 5th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting

A kid-friendly playlist that the entire family will enjoy (because you can only listen to "Wheels On The Bus" so many times).

Like many families, we love music!  We love to dance around the living room to our favorites and sing along with our playlists on car trips.  We also frequently indulge the experimentation …

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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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