balance | Communication | Connection | Goals

How to Teach Children Gratitude

Someone in a parenting group I’m a part of recently posted this question, With her permission, I’ve copied the question and my answer here: How Do We Teach Gratitude? Question: How do we teach 4 year olds about gratitude, and appreciation for what they have? My daughter has pretty much everything she could ever need/want, thanks […]

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Goals | Self Improvement

Sometimes Success Looks Like Failure

We live in a perfect world. A world that rewards perfect and only perfect. The world’s filled with beautiful ideas, shared in awe by others while the ‘Pinterest fails’ are shared in mockery and mirth. As adults, we often belittle ourselves and, in some cases, others, when we make mistakes. So often we hear words […]

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Goals | Self Improvement

Embarrassment, Failure, Growth

Recently, I submitted some of my artwork to the Strathcona County Art Gallery@501. I hoped people would like my work. I hoped the county would buy my art to display. I hoped for a lot of things, but beneath, and on top of, that hope something else whispered to me. Something whispered that I wasn’t […]

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Goals

Wire Bliss

It’s taken some time. Everything’s taken time lately. The kiddos all had classes, keeping us busy almost every day the week. Party prep followed by Christmas prep also kept us busy. Then there’s the time spent taking care of sick children and needy children. Ryan and I have also been working on a business plan to […]

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Goals

Big Changes Are Coming

WOW! The past few weeks have been an absolute whirlwind and rollercoaster all rolled into one, a whirling coaster? Hmm when I put it that way, no wonder my heart and mind are running a million miles a minute! The past few months since we’ve started this blog have really helped drive home for our […]

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Goals | Self Care

Self Development

When Ella was a new baby, Ryan and I attended a parenting conference, I couldn’t tell you much about it now, except for one speaker. I barely recall her name, Ivy Shawl Song (or something like that), I don’t know anything about her, but she had a very powerful message. She said in order for a […]

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Adventure | Goals

Pride and Accomplishment

The past week’s brought so much to us! We weren’t sure what to expect when we stopped using our second vehicle, but we wanted to try. We’ve now walked or biked to almost everything this week. I did use the other van to run to Costco when we had unexpected, but very welcome, company, and […]

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