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3 Tips for Balancing Social Media

Life September 13, 2016

I’ve noticed a theme in my blogging over the years. Every few months I talk about trying to find that magical balance between family and work and social media. For years now, my response to the overwhelming anxiety I feel when life is off balance is to shut everything down. No social media. No work. Shut it all down. The problem with this approach is that it doesn’t solve anything.…

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How Setting Mini-Goals Can Help You Reach The Finish Line

Life July 18, 2016

On a recent trip home to visit family, I told my sister that I wanted to get back into running again. Even though I have been working out pretty consistently over the past year, I haven’t gone for a run in what seems like forever. Running can be hard on my body, especially when autoimmune issues pop up. But I’ve been feeling good lately, better than I have in a…

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Sometimes the Why Is More Important Than the How

Life May 18, 2016

My husband, Jeff, and I have been in professional baseball for 15 years now. Living such an unconventional life invites plenty of questions and commentary from friends, strangers, and even the cashier at Trader Joe’s. Mostly people want to know how I manage to do it all – the moving, the traveling, the homeschooling, the uncertainty. All I can say is that I just…do it. One day at a time.…

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Is The Grass Really Greener?

Life May 10, 2016

Have you ever sat there and wondered why everyone else has a bright shiny life and yours is always a big mess? Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and wondered why your house, your clothes, your kids, your life don’t measure up to the pretty pictures on everyone else’s accounts? No? Oh good. Me neither. Except that I do it all the time. Because the grass is always greener on…

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What’s Holding You Back?

Life April 11, 2016

I have always wanted to be a great journaler. I used to picture myself in the distant future, thumbing through well-worn leather-bound pages filled with whimsy and wonder from my younger days. Off I would go to the bookstore, carefully picking out the most beautiful and mysterious journal to fill. You know the one with the strong leather smell and the uneven pages with the pretty metal clasp or the…

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Be Right Back

Life February 21, 2016

Since arriving in Arizona last week, we have quickly settled into a routine of homeschooling, pool time, enjoying the outdoors, and most importantly, reconnecting with friends. And while I have all kinds of ideas swirling around in my brain about the future of this blog, I’m realizing it’s going to take a lot of behind-the-scenes work to get there. So I’m going to say goodbye for now. Not forever, but…

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Less Scrolling, More Living

Life December 14, 2015

I read an article recently about the way we can suffer from “Secondhand Stress” and I felt like it was speaking directly to the questions that have been haunting me over the past two months. “In our highly connected working world, we are hyper-exposed to other people. This means negative emotions and stress become even more contagious as we have high exposure to negative comments on news articles and social…

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