The Idol of Time

After my post last week titled Is Exhaustion the New Status Quo?, I’ve been thinking a lot about how I spend my time and perception I have about busy-ness. When Olen was born and I was struggling just to get two kids out of the house for playdates and whatnot, I told myself that this was the season in my life where I could stay home instead of being a 24 hour taxi.  That perspective has gotten me through some …

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Take the kids out of school for vacation? Yay or Nay?

A few weeks ago on Facebook, another blogger posted this video from the Today Show in which the anchors discussed whether parents should be able to pull their kids out of school for family vacations.  It’s not just that the absences would be considered unexcused, it is actually considered illegal in some states.   As a homeschooling family, I find this debate really compelling.  It seems to me it is one more situation in America where parents are ultimately losing the …

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Is Exhaustion the New Status Quo?

  I listened to a podcast yesterday by Michael Hyatt (I was busy with the kids while I listened, but if you want to know the exact one, contact me and we can narrow it down) and Mr. Hyatt said that he read somewhere recently that exhaustion is considered to be the new status quo.  That basically, we prove our worth by proving how busy we are. For some reason that statement ran over and over again in my head …

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Two Words that Will Change Your Financial Future

After last week’s post when I related a lack of travel to a lack of money, I got a little flack.  I know there are other reasons people don’t travel, but I do believe that more people WOULD travel if their finances were in a place that they could afford to do it more often. I know that money is a very personal issue and everyone has an opinion. But when an article like this appears in my newsfeed this morning, …

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Best American Hotel Chains for Families

One of the reasons that parents don’t travel with small children is they are worried about where to stay.  I like my personal space, too, but I also want to know my kids are safe and secure.  We do travel on a budget, but we also don’t want to stay at a Rodeway Inn with 3 kids.  I know other moms and dads struggle with this, too, so I thought I’d combine my expertise as a former travel agent and couple that with my travel history.  …

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Why we should revert to 1950s housewives

There is always talk among the mothering community about the 1950s, June Cleaver, stereotypical housewife.  We’re not sure if we want to revert back or not.  I’ve read books telling us we should always put on make-up and freshen ourselves up before our husband gets home (which by the way I do try to do at least 50% of the time, notsomuch in the winter when I’m in leggings and Uggs all day) but I’ve also read books and blogs …

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