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I used to spend the better part of my days putting out fires, racing from one thing to the next, always trying to cross one more thing off my to-do list. I was moving through life so quickly that I was missing out on life’s smallest joys—the very things that mattered most to me. It started slowly at first. The changes I needed to make didn’t happen overnight—and it still takes renewed daily commitment. But the little ways I’ve decided to intentionally slow my life down have made such a ...
I’ve been MIA around here lately. I haven’t felt like there’s been anything big to share here on Instagram these days, yet I find myself in a place of complete contentment in the smallness that is this season of my life right now. It hasn’t always been this way. Embracing the ordinary, feeling whole in living a slow, quiet life wasn’t something I was able to do. I’ve fallen into the trap of thinking that I needed to “go bigger” or “reach for more” in order to be happy many times before.
#AD Building lasting connections as a family is harder than ever in this digital age. Work, school commitments, and extracurriculars have us headed in separate directions on any given weekday. Factor in the distractions of technology and it’s so easy to allow disconnection to take center stage in our family relationships. Finding screen-free ways to bring our family together is a priority for me as a mom. I know that setting aside time where we put our screens away and make an intentional
I don’t know about you but how I WANT to be using my phone and how I’m ACTUALLY using can sometimes be at odds. It’s a never-ending, imperfect process of searching for a reasonable balance. Phones are such an invaluable tool, but they can be an incessant distraction – one that instantly take us out of the moment we’re in. When we glance down to see if anyone has commented on an Instagram post… When we refresh our email just because… Each of those motions yanks us away from whatever is ...
Watching my children catch the spirit of family history is a bittersweet blessing that’s come since the passing of my sweet Grannie. She poured so much time and effort into knowing her ancestors and preserving their stories and now it’s our turn. I’m talking about the experience my girls and I had helping my Mom go through my Grannie’s things in the days following her funeral in my stories today. Scanning precious photos, sorting boxes full of letters and finding precious notes left in her
The Slow Your Pace Challenge (don’t know what the challenge is? Link is in my profile!) kicked off May 1st! So many of you are joining me in deliberately slowing down the pace at which we move throughout our days and it’s been amazing so far! Today’s challenge prompt is: Instead of writing a to-do list, jot down a NOT to-do list today. I’m no stranger to lengthy to-do lists. The kind that have left me feeling over-extended and overwhelmed. We all have a determined number of hours