Neighbors by the Numbers

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One of the reasons we hesitate to meet our neighbors is the big unknown. What are they like? Will they like me? Will they be friends or foes? Your neighbors’ homes are about the same size, value and style as yours—but the conversations inside those homes may be very different than the ones happening around… Read More

Snow, Keeping my Perspective this Winter

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I shoveled my driveway for the first time and it made me smile. Allow me to explain. This fall we moved from California to New York. Though I grew up in snow-covered states, it has been years since I lived through a winter with any weather I had to shovel. So snow is still fascinating… Read More

Do Not Worry

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It’s nearly the middle of January. Are you used to writing 2015 yet? My, how the years seem to fly by! My friend Libby often quotes, “The days are long, but the years are short,” to young mothers. It doesn’t seem that long ago that Libby and I were young mothers, supporting each other, but… Read More

Snowbird | Six Sights to See in Pinecraft, Florida

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Snowbird—Six Sights to See in Pinecraft, Florida “So, little snowbird, take me with you when you go; To that land of gentle breezes where the peaceful waters flow.” Snowbird, Anne Murray We were blessed to be invited to a Sarasota, Florida wedding for our niece and her fiancé in December. The Monday ceremony was very… Read More

Working from Home: Staying Organized in a Simple Way

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Over the years I’ve put a lot of thought, sacrifice, and even money into figuring how to make working from home work. Just yesterday I was telling a friend, “How amazing is it that I get to do what I love [write] while also getting to spend a large portion of my day with my… Read More

These are a Few of My Favorite Things

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As I’m writing this, I’m amazed that 2014 has come to an end. I’m thankful for another beautiful Christmas with my family and to celebrate another year of wonder and blessings. I just wanted to share a few things that I found especially wonderful in 2014. There were so many highlights of this past year …… Read More

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