Posts by Hallie


When you volunteer, whether it’s at your church, local soup kitchen, your child’s school, somewhere in Africa, or at a special need’s camp, you are selfish. Okay, so it’s not REALLY selfish but as the volunteer, don’t you feel a bit like you are because of all that you get from the experience? I had the opportunity to volunteer an hour and 15 minutes every day this week so I’m right there with you....

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Memorial Day Weekend is upon us or in other words, the start of lake season. While I’m very respectful of the day and what it represents, I can’t help but think of being at the lake. We were lucky and always had this holiday weekend that brought our family together, perhaps subconsciously celebrating that we had veterans in our presence and not only memories of them. My mother’s side of the family is from northwest Iowa and there was...

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Source: SweatlifeNYC The gut is where everything good happens in your body. Or it’s where it should be happening. If your gut is unhealthy, then there is a lot of bad happening in your body that you aren’t connecting to the state of your gut. Well, you’re not alone. Most of us don’t put make that connection but I want to share some things I’ve learned lately that you may find pretty interesting yourself....

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  Oh Saint of Perfect Memories, why have you forsaken me? Today was the final day of finals for my high schooler, the final day for my middle schooler and the final walk to school and celebration parade out of school for my elementary schooler. The plan was to get up early and make my kids all of their favorites: hash browns, chocolate chip pancakes, and scrambled eggs. Then run to the store to pick up the teacher gift and back...

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Here we are again. We are in our last week of school and this one is going…as expected. I’m not sure why I do this to myself but it seems we jam things into short periods of time. We retiled the basement last week and started demolition on our master shower. We hosted my daughter’s soccer team end of the banquet (60+ people) on Monday on the same day I started a three day fast (that will be in another post). Today,...

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