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So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Good Night

By: , March 10th, 2017. Posted in: Happiness, Health, Money, Musings, Parenting, Travel

A final farewell from By The Seat of Our Pants.

Dearest Readers,

You may have noticed I haven’t been very active on the blog over the last year.  In fact, the last time I posted anything at all was last August. …

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I Let It In – The Music, The Beauty, The Love

By: , February 16th, 2016. Posted in: Happiness, Musings, Parenting

Sometimes I let stress get in the way of life's most beautiful moments, and I'm trying to change that.

Originally posted on November 17, 2015 with a different photograph.

Sometimes you just need the universe to give you a gentle slap across the face and say “snap out of …

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Build-A-Bear Workshop For Jerks

By: , February 10th, 2016. Posted in: Happiness, Musings, Parenting

Parental Happiness Costs You Your Cynicism

I’ve been a cynic for most of my life, and that part of my personality has not been a terribly positive attribute.  I have a conflict of conscience buying in …

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Road Trips Change After You Have Kids

We Wrote A Guest Post…

By: , October 23rd, 2015. Posted in: Musings, Parenting, Travel

...about how road trips change after you have kids.

After our recent road trip to the Twin Cities, we teamed up with our friends, Ryan & Kindra, over at Love & Adventure (a really super awesome travel …

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Be Kind. It Matters.

By: , October 19th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Musings

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You Are Mommy

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

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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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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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