Getting involved in our community.

We officially committed to living in Albert Lea last year. With this decision made we jumped in with both feet to get involved. Here are six ways we have found to be a blessing to our community. 1. Shine Fest Shinefest is the vision and passion of a group of businessmen who …

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What work and homeschooling look like for our family.

I shared recently that I never planned on becoming a working mom. Yet, my passion for social media and mentoring others has lead me to working. It’s called working, but to me it’s really letting me play and do what I love. Using skills I have learned through my blogging …

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The Inner Battle of the Working Mom.

I have become a working mom, part time, but a working mom none the less. I never planned on becoming a working mom. I truly love homeschooling our four kids. I love mentoring them through their fits, tears, and joys. I love watching their light bulb moments when they grasp …

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What is Core and Why is it Important?

“Great Companies are driven by something beyond money and success: a purpose rooted in core values.” -Jim Collins- As I was shoveling our driveway this morning I had plenty of time to ponder my reaction at having to shovel in the first place. The snow is cold, the shoveling requires effort …

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Do Dog Parks, CellFie Tours, and Community Bikes matter?

This last fall Albert Lea hosted a community brainstorming session called the Idea Splash. Anyone in the community could come and help brainstorm assets around our community that make us great. Mark and I truly enjoyed meeting other business owners and community leaders. We discussed everything from physical assets, such …

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