Enriching Life

A wonderful life is a life rich with balance. It is incredibly important to take the time for ourselves. To enrich our lives with things we love. To enjoy the quiet, read a book, experience a new place, craft something, or enjoy the arts. These pursuits of the soul feed our dreams and inspire our goals. Without them we live a half-life.

Summer Reading Fun

Summer is my favorite season for reading. In summer we shed the responsibilities of the school year and enjoy reading for the pure fun of it. There are a number of great printable andĀ lists out there on the internet, and I’ll give you a list of some great ones at the end of this post.…

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Raising Readers

Passing along a love of reading to my children has always been a parenting goal of mine. I am an avid reader and have found that raising readers needed to be something I did intentionally, and not something they would just absorb by watching me. Here’s how we promote a love of reading in our…

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Finding A Routine

We all know the benefits of having a routine. They give our days structure. Routine allows us to focus time and energy on the task at hand knowing that there is time ahead for those other tasks of the day. Without a routine, I’m certain my dishes would NEVER get done. I’d end up buying…

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Lawn Games for Family Fun

As the days grow longer, we begin to anticipate the lightened schedules of summer days. My soul longs to be outside. Even just for an late afternoon or eveningĀ in a lawn chair watching the kids play in the grass. Better yet, I think we’ll bust out some lawn games and play together! These games are…

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My Top 10 Favorite Cookbooks

I have a cookbook obsession. Of course, this is just a natural combination of my book collecting obsession and my passion for cooking. Of course, living in an apartment makes owning all these glorious cookbooks a challenge. Usually, I take advantage of the public library for books in general, and cookbooks specifically. This is my…

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