How Do You Make Decisions? {And Why We Decided to Sell Our Dream Home}
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How Do You Make Decisions? {And Why We Decided to Sell Our Dream Home}

Sean and I are a lot alike in a lot of ways, which is both good and bad, I suppose. One way we're very similar, though, is the speed with which we make decisions. Basically, thinking means doing in our family. As I was thinking about our decision-making process this weekend, I realized we've been…

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When It’s Time to Reevaluate Your Life, Passion & Purpose

For the past few years, I've felt pretty comfortable in my skin as a working mom, entrepreneur and homeschooler. But the last year has been...different. It's not that I'm unhappy exactly, because my life is pretty amazing and I work really hard at choosing happiness even when things aren't perfect. But I do feel a…

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Happiness Versus Joy and Why We Choose Happy Too

When I was 18, I worked as a preschool assistant to one of the world's most amazing teachers. One of her signature phrases was encouraging kids to find their "happy heart", a practice I carried with me through years of babysitting, nannying and -- now -- motherhood. In fact, the mythology of the happy heart…

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On Joyful Motherhood

It was one of those moments that makes your heart hurt. I was taking another silly Buzzfeed quiz and I needed to choose the word that best described me. I chose happy because, well, I feel like a happy person. {Most people might even describe me as a happy person.} But my 9-year-old was sitting…

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25 Ways to Choose Joy When You’re Struggling

A couple weeks ago I shared 10 ways to proactively choose joy each morning, but in all honesty, choosing joy in recent days has been more of a white-knuckle experience. Even though I know Sean wants to help, his mobility is still very limited, so I'm still doing most things by myself. On top of…

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10 Ways to Choose Joy at the Start of Every Day

Earlier this week, after 10 days of being physically responsible for everything the kids, the animals and my husband need -- and after 6 of the busiest days of my life thanks to some prescheduled commitments and extracurricular activities -- I found myself on the verge of losing it. I could feel my blood pressure…

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On Choosing Joy {Even When It’s Not Easy}

I called 911 for the first time in my 32 years this weekend. What had started out as a peaceful, fun-filled Saturday quickly turned into a frantic rush to the ER when I found my husband lying in the front yard screaming in pain with his leg bent unnaturally beneath him. We debated calling 911…

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Don’t Wish Away the Years…But Know That It Gets Easier

There are some great posts in the archives that don't get much attention anymore, so I'm sharing my favorites to keep them from getting lost in cyberspace. I am constantly amazed by how much easier life is today than it was a few years ago, and I hope this will be encouraging for those of…

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3 Ways Comparisons Can Be Good for You

The following guest post is from Deb of Home Life Simplified: All around the internet I read posts and advice about not comparing yourself to others. I am pretty sure I have written that myself at times. It got to the point though where it felt comparisons were being touted as inherently bad. I do…

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