a Simply~Charmed Life

a Simply~Charmed Life

The Night Time Reading List

The magic of reading aloud One of our favorite times of day for our whole family is the evening before bed.  We all get cozy on the couch or in someone’s room or around the kitchen table.  I pull out the book that we’ve been reading for weeks (sometimes months) and I begin conveying the […]

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Back to School Photos: The NON-Pinterest worthy way.

you have a story. Pinterest is awesome.  It’s also good at making us believe that each aspect of our lives needs to ‘Pinterest-Worthy.’ Why the heck does our life have to be Pinterest-Worthy? I’ve said it to my friends before..”I’d like to create a party that is Pinterest-Worthy.’ The truth is…I’m sick of trying to […]

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How To Inspire A Love Of Reading In Your Children

It’s not too late. From the time my first baby was only days old I began to read to him.  From that time until now he has LOVED to read. Since then I’ve had 3 more girls.  My second birth was actually TWO girls.  Life was much more busy.  We tried to read to them […]

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The Surprises Were Some of My Favorite Parts

When you go on a road trip you make plans. For us, since it was our first trek back to Utah as a family in six years, we had a very long list of people to see and things to do and places to go that we did not want to miss. Our calendar was […]

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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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