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Twenty Road Trip Adventure Tips

We are currently on a road trip that is covering a huge part of the United States! We’re traveling from South Carolina all the way to Utah!  It’s been a fun (and crazy) trip so far.  Last week I gave you a list of idea BEFORE our trip…this is a list now that we are […]

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Road Trip Adventure Tips

Our Road Trip Adventure This summer, in less than 7 days we will head out on a Familyness Roadtrip.  Along the way we will be stopping in several cities where I will do Familyness Photo shoots of fantastic families (schedule and cities here-book yours asap, there are a only a couple of sessions left!).  We […]

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Who do you love? Ideas for staying off your phone and in your life

Who do you love more? Are you like us and find that there are too many times when you look up from your phone only to realize you’ve completely missed what’s been happening around you? Or looked up and taken in the view around you and seen that everyone you love is on some type […]

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Simply Charmed Life Interview: Michelle of #staymarried

A few months ago when I was preparing for a collaborative project I stumbled on the #staymarried website.  I was drawn immediately to all of the great links to professional advice on marriage but I was even more in love with the words and stories of Michelle Peterson, the creator of the site. Michelle automatically […]

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Twelve Summer Time Ideas

12 simple ideas for summer time Each year as summer gets closer there is always the question that comes from my kids’ lips… What are we going to do this summer? I like for them to have time to do nothing…opportunities when there is nothing to do and they find projects of their own accord, […]

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Too much or too little?

A Violin Through the Eyes of a Ten Year Old Part of having children is the challenge of keeping everyone engaged in doing something. Finding just the right blend of involvement, interest, finances, follow-through and overwhelm can be quite the balancing act to say the least.  “How much is too much?” “What about too little?” […]

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One thing I’ve learned about being married

When you’ve been married for a few years Mike and I have been together for over 20 years.  We’ve seen some challenging times together not to mention 4 kids and a move across the country.  After many years I’ve found there is one thing that is easy to forget. *This tips is a bonus addition […]

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Say what you LOVE

newlywed vs. married over 5 years After you’ve been living with a person for more that a couple of years it’s easy to begin seeing the little ways they do things around the house. It would be nice if the easy part was recognizing all of the awesomely good stuff they’re doing.  Often we do […]

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Love when you’re married

*photo from The Loveumentary website.  Shared here with permission. How does marriage stay strong with kids? Loveumentary is a project by Nate Bagley and Melissa Joy Kong.  They travel the country together in search of couples who have found love, stayed in love, and made their love stronger after difficult challenges. Their most recent interview […]

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Adventures for 25 cents

When it rained on our parade (or adventure) Mountain hiking and kayaking were the two things we were most looking forward to as we drove through the Appalachians earlier this week.  Rain was hitting the windshield and we were hoping that as we got nearer our destination the storm would let up magically.  Everything would […]

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