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Less is More

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Why is it that when you go on vacation everything seems so much more simple?  There’s a relaxed rhythm to our days here at the beach, which involve lazy mornings, breakfasts on the deck, and fun in the ocean. The biggest decisions we have to make are what will we eat for dinner, and which pretty dresses shall we wear? <img src="" />   One of the biggest contributing factors to this easy-going lifestyle is having fewer choices to make.  While preparing for our trip, I agonized over what clothes to bring for the girls (believe me - we have a...

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Juggling All Things Mom: Don't Should on Yourself

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I have been having this conversation a lot lately.  That usually means life is trying to tell me something. In the past few weeks I've talked with several friends who are struggling to get through their to-do list.  Regularly.  To the point where they are feeling tired and overextended and sort of missing out on enjoying life because they are so busy going going going.  And it's not that any one thing on the list is unmanageable, or that everything on the list is necessary.  It's more of a failure to prioritize the important stuff, and a need to get comfortable with saying no.  It happens to the best of us.  Me too....

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