How to begin restoring your relationship with your child.

I have shared our story of working to build back our relationship with Maddie. Our circumstances combined with our parenting had wounded her heart. We moved, had a baby and our life was anything but stable. Mark and I had a choice, we could blame it on our circumstances, attempt to …

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The One Minute Apology

I am on a journey to honestly look at myself in the mirror. A year or two ago I was done looking at myself in the mirror or at least the wounds I had in my heart and soul. It felt like I had dug up enough crap to last …

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Understanding social media as a parent

Facebook and Myspace came out about the time I was in high school. I remember talking about it with my friends ands setting up our accounts together. It was awesome because it was a place away from our parents eyes. We could talk to one another, look up whatever information …

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Parenting, Leadership and the One Minute Manager.

A few months ago I read Ken Blanchard’s the One Minute Manager. In my search for finding a marketing mentor, I stumbled upon this incredible man’s company. They are teaching the world’s top leaders how to develop relationships around them. Hungry for more I hopped on Minnesota’s SELCO library system. …

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The Samaritan who took time out of his life to look after another.

The weight of suffering all around me often times consumes me. I can feel the weight of the world on my shoulders and my goodness it is heavy. All around me and in own life cancer, dying, sickness, physical, emotional and mental deaths take their toll. I feel it all …

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When kids need to play

There is a pattern I am noticing in my kids lately. I see it the most in Madeline which makes sense because she is three years older than the twins. She is between Love of Learning and Scholar, but occasional hours and days were she practices scholar phase. I am thankful for …

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How positive, strong social media, reflects the small town business community you live in.

We live in a small town and many of our clients will come from outside of the community. I-35 and I-90 intersect right outside of town. There are statistically more travelers on I-35 than I-90, but travelers pass by our town everyday. If there is one thing I have learned in life, …

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Talk isn’t cheap, it could actually be hurting your community and may be preventing your town from growing.

  In my wildest dreams I never once thought I would become a community advocate or ever have any interest in local politics. I had no interest in becoming a middle man of anything, let alone between a community and its leaders. Yet, here I am blessed with the self …

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Our favorite owlets are back in Owlegories Vol. 5 The Lion The Lamb and The Bread

Pizza night is usually reserved for Friday nights at our house, but when we heard Owlegories had come out with their new Vol. 5, The Lion The Lamb The Bread, I knew we needed to change our schedule up a little bit. We baked our traditional cheese pizza, then cut and …

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