Trust meets the Insane

I had to share another favorite song of mine this morning. I have it set to wake me up every morning, it is the first thing I want to focus on when I roll out of bed, Laren Daigle’s, “Trust in You”. The lies often swim in my head, especially …

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Please, adults, don’t let your kids run crazy at the hotel

I started working at a local hotel in Albert Lea folding laundry for six glorious hours. It may not be for everyone, but for me, it’s fantastic. The general manager and assistant manager are both amazing. An accommodating and friendly experience is the goal of whole team. I have watched …

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Albert Lea is an Artist Friendly Community

Albert Lea is a artist friendly community and has a rich art history. Act on Broadway has had plays, operas, orchestras and other wonderful performances. We have potter’s whose pieces are beautiful, original and unique. While others celebrate through croqueting, knitting, painting or other various ways to create. Not only …

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Super Awesome Adventures at the Minnesota Children’s Museum

*We were given a membership to the Minnesota Children’s Museum to help us facilitate our review. All thoughts and opinions are based on our experience and are 100% honest and our own. I adore the Minnesota Children’s Museum mission to inspire parents, educators and anyone involved with children to value …

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Leadership styles and parenting: Why you need more than one.

Over the last two to three months I have been studying books written by Ken Blanchard. I have been implementing what he calls Situational Leadership without knowing what it is I was doing. I am excited to put to words what I already do well and to learn on a …

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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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