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The Shape of Us

Those who follow me on Facebook know I’ve been working on a unique challenge for myself: no TV for a month. #30DaysNoTV It’s not easy. Over the last year, I’ve developed an addition to Bones and NCIS (the one with Mark Harmon in it…yummy) reruns. But I’m not giving up, mainly because it’s given me… Read More The Shape of Us

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Tiny House, Big Life | 10 Fun Facts about Tiny House Life

The tiny house movement, a social movement that advocates for living simply in small homes of 399 square feet or less, had been steadily growing for years, and one of my besties, B.A. Norrgard has actively made that lifestyle her reality for the past six years. Long story, short–B.A. went to school together and lost… Read More Tiny House, Big Life | 10 Fun Facts about Tiny House Life

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Skittles and a Smile

Recently, I was at my daughter’s school for a meeting and I happened across a project displayed in the hallway that tugged at my heart. A section of the hallway wear festooned with leaves from the paper Tree of Smiles. Each leaf was an individual student’s contribution of something they’d done recently to make someone… Read More Skittles and a Smile

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Get off my football field

Mama, you are enough. Stop doing that to yourself. You are enough They were encouraging words that I had just shared with one of my coaching clients.She had been lamenting that she’d gotten “nothing done” this week and her business-building task list was still (in her mind) a “mile long.” “Whatever you did to move… Read More Get off my football field

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A Girl Power Coloring Book for all ages: RealGirls Revolution

Anyone who knows me knows that adult coloring is my jam. Anything that is line-art-inspired, that can be colored with coloring pencils or Sharpies makes my heart sing. And then I came across a fellow Minnesotan that offered up a project that made my heart sing even louder. Terri Birnbaum’s The RealGirls Revolution was created out… Read More A Girl Power Coloring Book for all ages: RealGirls Revolution