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Feeling of failure

I feel like such a failure at everything I try. I become so sure that I can make something work. At first I work really hard and I sit back and wait for results and get nothing. I will paddle my own canoe, even if it is just a box on my kitchen floor. I’m… Read More Feeling of failure

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Lessons Learned

In June, the husband and I celebrated 21 years of marriage. This past weekend we got his and hers ring tattoos. Marriage is not for the faint of heart. Marriage is tough and requires daily work. Things that were cute are now annoying. Problems do not just go away. Having children does not make things… Read More Lessons Learned

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Zachaery’s Park

If you live the Lake St. Louis, MO area you need to check out this totally awesome park. The park is located at 8392 Orf Rd., Lake St Louis, MO 63367 This park contains several different play-sets, a splash pad open from Memorial weekend to Labor Day, and soft turf for kids to play. The… Read More Zachaery’s Park

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5 Love Languages

Title: The 5 Love Languages: the Secret to Love that Lasts Author: Gary Chapman Genre: self-help Publisher: Northfield Publishing Release Date: December 11, 2014 Format: Paperback Pages: 209 Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge! How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom… Read More 5 Love Languages

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Public to Home to Public Schooling

Public, Private, Homeschool This has been written over the course of a few years. I am a mother of three children; 25, 19, & 14. We have been through public and private schooling with our children. Our 19-year-old went through the local public high school, she now attends Webster University. We took a year off the… Read More Public to Home to Public Schooling

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Cold Hands and Feet Some people may know this but I have Reynaud’s. It is a bit embarrassing and freaks people out when they shake my hand and it is ice-cold. I rarely have the discoloration but my nose, toes, finger, ears and sometimes lips are cold. It causes some areas of your body —… Read More Raynaud’s

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St. Louis Zoo

We live just outside St. Louis. The St. Louis Zoo is an amazing zoo and it is FREE! The zoo has more than 19,800 wild animals.  Located on 90 acres in beautiful Forest Park, the Zoo is home to more than 600 species of animals, many of them rare and endangered. It is one of… Read More St. Louis Zoo

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Fold your socks correctly and thank them

Title: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing Author: Marie Kondō Genre: self-help Publisher: Ten Speed Press; 1st edition (October 14, 2014) Release Date: October 14, 2014 Format: Hardcover Pages: 224 pages Source: Amazon The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing Japanese organizational… Read More Fold your socks correctly and thank them

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Family Organizational Binders

Needed a system Back in 2015, I needed an organizational system. I need a system that organizes all of our (back then a family of 5) schedules, that I could take with me, doesn’t need all my sticky notes, and can’t be wiped off at the end of the month. I need a system that I could… Read More Family Organizational Binders

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Goals for a new year

My personal purpose statement: My personal purpose statement is to be a wife, mother, and friend who is curious but not judgemental, passionate about life, who lives a life worth being proud of while helping and cheering on those around me, and who always remembers where she came from. Faith – My one goal in… Read More Goals for a new year