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Peaceful Daily Living

October 1, 2014
Peaceful Daily Living | InspiredRD.com

Childhood is not an emergency. So why does it often feel like one? Hurry, hurry, hurry, we’re going to be late! We never have enough time! Finish your homework! Hurry up, let’s go! So many people have told me they would never have the patience to homeschool their kids. The word “brave” has even been […]

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How free can our kids be?

September 16, 2014
How free can our kids be? | InspiredRD.com

Our family just spent three months in Montana. Three glorious months when our kids could run and play outside all day long. We lived at the top of a hill overlooking a small town. This was our view from the front yard. Aside from being breathtaking, it was the perfect place for Joe and Leila to […]

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Just because I’m good at it, doesn’t mean it’s easy

September 4, 2014
Just because I

When friends describe me, the term “laid back” is often used. I’m pretty easygoing. Not much of a planner. I like to go with the flow. According to StrengthsFinder, one of my top five strengths is adaptability. As a baseball wife, this comes in handy. Jeff’s job is year-to-year. We don’t have a permanent residence. […]

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Better Than the Last

August 5, 2014
Better Than the Last - Loving every stage of parenting

One of the best pieces of parenting advice I’ve ever received came from the friend who I turn to often for wisdom and guidance. The friend who cuts through the craziness of mom guilt and bad advice and gets right to the core of what is important. When my babies were babies, and I started […]

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It’s my birthday, and I’ll do what I want

July 2, 2014
Alysa Bajenaru InspiredRD.com

For my last two birthdays I have posted a fact about myself for each year I’ve been alive. (33 Things About Me & 34 Things About Me) I was going to do it again this year, but I’m in Montana with limited internet. And I just don’t want to. So this is my birthday present […]

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Journaling for your kids

June 23, 2014
Journaling for your kids.

I’m what you might call a horrible journaler. First of all, I never stick with it. I have stacks of half-finished journals around the house. And when I start a new journal, I freak out about the first page. Usually I skip to the second page to begin because what if I mess up on […]

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I’m in love with Montana, and I don’t care who knows it

June 18, 2014
I'm in love with Montana, and I don't care who knows it.

Well, we made it to Missoula, and I just can’t get over the beauty that surrounds us. We are staying in a one-bedroom apartment on the bottom floor of a beautiful home in Frenchtown, a small town just outside of Missoula. The house sits at the top of a hill with 360-degree views of pure awesomeness […]

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See you in Montana

June 11, 2014
swimming

As excited as the kids are for our upcoming move trip to Montana, I can see the stress of change starting to creep in. (Must have something to do with the bags, boxes and piles around the house). So now is a good time for me to unplug, focus my attention on their tender hearts, and […]

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What I want you to know about having a miscarriage

June 10, 2014
What I want you to know about having a miscarriage

Nine years ago today we lost our first baby. Every time June rolls around I feel like I should share that with you. But I haven’t because I don’t know how to talk about it in a blog post. If we were sitting across from each other enjoying a cup of coffee or a glass […]

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Choose Joy

June 8, 2014
Choose Joy

After my post last week about our move to Montana (sorry local friends, our TRIP, not our move), a few people told me that I have an adventurous spirit. I do? Me, the one who tiptoes into the pool instead of jumping in? The one who hyperventilates at the thought of breaking any kind of […]

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