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Half Marathon to Full Marathon: Running Shoes

If you’ve run a half marathon before, likely you already know what a difference the right running shoes can make. But if you are coming...

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How I Used Furkot to Plan a Family Road Trip

Recently, we decided that this year we would take our first big road trip: two weeks of driving around the Western U.S. to visit breweries,...

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7 Easter Crafts Kids Can Actually Make Themselves

Easter is an unpredictable holiday, weather-wise. You could be outside, bounding around in spring-green grass or holed up inside staring at...

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DIY Wooden Easter Eggs for Kids

I have three girls, so we are legitimately drowning in seasonal crafts at any given time of year. It’s not that I don’t love the stuff...

Half Marathon to Full Marathon: Goal Setting

Half Marathon to Full Marathon: Goal Setting

So, the first thing I need to do when deciding on a new race is figure out what my goals are. When I got back to running after having kids,...

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Half Marathon to Full Marathon: Making the Transition to My First Marathon

What I love about running: Race deadlines keep me motivated. It’s cheap. I don’t need much equipment. You can do it anywhere. It’s...

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Valentine’s Date Night at Home

Once I got married, I kind of felt like Valentine’s day lost its shine. I just didn’t feel like I needed it anymore. Not to mention...

Teaching Gratitude with Homemade Valentines

Teaching Gratitude with Homemade Valentines

Having kids made me a little more sensitive to the messages holidays present, most of which can quickly turn into, “What did I get?”...

My Small House Manifesto

The first home we ever bought as a couple was 1190 square feet. The home I grew up in was 1600 square feet, and my mother never stopped...

Retired Restaurant Family During the Holidays – A Whole New Tradition

You may have had more experience with family during the Holidays than I do.  Growing up in the restaurant business made most family...