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We are in the final days of preparing for our daughter’s wedding. Any event planning can be rough and stressful with all the busyness, and this one has been no different.

Do you ever need a reminding? Do you see the ensuing whirlwind and long to slow it all down? I do. All the time. I am always forgetting and then always remembering. Whether it is in child raising, marriage or cracks in my own security. I need reminding and retelling and a redesigning, so my perspective clears. This is my little ‘Note to Self’.

For the first time in what feels like a very long time, I don’t have any stories of mass killings or terror attacks to tell you about. No fear though, there was still plenty of things happening outside of our own little bubble to bring to you. The first being…                

When we moved to Roseburg and were cleaning our new home, I found a some items in the kitchen. Most I threw away - one I did not.

When seasons change, often our paces shift. We either speed up or try to clear our schedule so we can slow down. Our family focus is effected too. Sports, holidays, vacation, end of the school year, garden harvests and summer projects. All of these can redirect our energy.

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Want to get outdoors with the family and do something other than the usual park routine? Here are a few unique local spots that are family-friendly (including your very smallest members).

Summer brings in a bountiful supply of fresh goodies. Lately, it has brought me fresh fish.

“A merry heart does good, like medicine…”

Jogging Stroller Recalled

Have you ever worn a clothing item that you didn't quite feel comfortable in? I have worn outfits that I felt like I was pulling and tugging at the whole time I had them on. I’m conscious of what I have on, and I never feel quite confident in those clothes.

You don't have to look far to locate a detox plan. Numerous websites, articles and even advertisements tout the benefits of detoxing your body.

I want to share with you a story of being free. A story that is most likely familiar.

Didja hear?

It’s beginning to look a lot like summer. The buzz of lawnmowers, the smell of the barbecue, and the warmer, longer days. This also means that school is out.

BBQ and potluck season is in full swing for summer. One of the things I enjoy doing is trying out a new recipe. Summer is a great time to get together with family and friends, so I am always looking out for a new recipe to try and share with others.

Are you interested in homeschooling? Have you already started the journey and would like more information and encouragement?


Summer campouts require a box of graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows, right? Even if you’re not able to make it to the campground, a fire pit at home can help you assemble your perfect s’more.

When I heard about a little boy being dragged off of a beach at a Walt Disney World Resort, I was heartbroken and deeply sad for the family.  Not only for their loss, but for the fact they they were being blasted across the Internet for what the could have/should have done. And I was not alone in my sadness.