Sometimes You Need a Break

Sometimes You Need a Break

I took an unintended two-week writing hiatus this month. Life has been full of a lot of good moments lately. And parenting a two-year-old has its days of exhausted joy that doesn't leave much time or energy for typing out words on a screen. My quiet moments alone, normally spent writing, have been given over to napping or over-due housework.

Life happens. And I'm ok with that.

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Invite Them Into The Mess

Invite Them Into The Mess

It was one of those hilarious miscommunications that can happen in marriage. My husband and I had agreed to invite a couple over for dinner sometime during the week. He asked me what time would be good, and, thinking he meant in a general sense, I replied that around 6 pm would be fine. 

Later that evening, as I was getting our baby ready for bed, my husband said casually, “So they should be here in about thirty minutes; should I start dinner?” I looked at him, mouth agape, saying, “You didn’t say they were coming today!” And I proceeded to hurriedly dress and feed the baby and jump into the kitchen to start cooking.

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3 Simple Ways to Plan a Trip Itinerary

3 Simple Ways to Plan a Trip Itinerary

We've been planning for our upcoming trip to England and Ireland in bits and pieces, but the biggest decisions (after actually buying the plane tickets) have fallen into place - deciding where to go on our trip.

Everyone has their own travel style, and you can find countless articles on planning the perfect trip itinerary online. Today I'm going to share our method of figuring out where to go, and why. As slow travelers, we may not see all the "Top 10" sites in a country. But we do want to make sure we experience a place fully and make personal connections, wherever we are.

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