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Thursday 3: April 30, 2020

Thursday 3: April 30, 2020

Hi, friends! It’s another Thursday. It’s been a pretty good week for us so far. We had a Zoom call with some former colleagues in Hawaii. After canceling our April trip to the Big Island and Maui, being able to see our friends was just…

The Hiking Trick You Need Now To Get Through the Pandemic

The Hiking Trick You Need Now To Get Through the Pandemic

As of this posting, our family will have been self-isolating for 8.5 weeks. That’s 61 days of 24/7 contact with the whole family. I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve been within 6 feet of a non-household family member since February…

The Weekend Edit: April 24, 2020

The Weekend Edit: April 24, 2020

Hi, friends! Here are some links from around the web that I enjoyed this week 🙂     Recipe of the week: “Quicky ground turkey or beef casserole”. This is the ultimate in comfort food and it’s super simple to make. We’ve made it with…

Thursday 3: April 23, 2020

Thursday 3: April 23, 2020

Happy Thursday, friends! We’ve had an uneventful week around here. There’s not much going on when you’re staying home everyday. We’ve taken lots of walks, planted some flowers, and played with chalk both inside and outside. Here are some things that have brought a smile…

Toddler Travel Essentials

Toddler Travel Essentials

Are you planning a vacation with a toddler and wondering what to bring? We traveled to China for 10 days when our oldest daughter was 2.5 years old and learned A LOT about what works for traveling with a toddler and what doesn’t.  In China,…

The Weekend Edit: April 17, 2020

The Weekend Edit: April 17, 2020

Hi, friends! I’ve decided to start a new series called “The Weekend Edit”. Here I’ll be sharing links I enjoyed over the past week so that you can enjoy them, too!     A few links from around the web: “The Three Equations for a…

Thursday 3: April 16, 2020

Thursday 3: April 16, 2020

Hi, friends! It’s Thursday, in case you didn’t know what day it is. In my parallel life, our family would be cruising around the Kona side of the Big Island today. Instead we’re at home, having another shampoo day (wash, rinse, repeat). I saw that…

A Day in the Life – Quarantine Edition: March 24, 2020

A Day in the Life – Quarantine Edition: March 24, 2020

Hey, there, friends! I love to read “day in the life” posts on other blogs and I thought I’d put one together here. I think it’s fun to see how other people live their lives and thought maybe you do, too. If anything, this post…

Thursday 3: April 9, 2020

Thursday 3: April 9, 2020

Happy Thursday! I’m bringing back my Thursday 3 weekly series today. In Thursday 3 posts, I share three things I’m currently loving. These things can run the gamut from the things we’ve done together as a family to a TV show I watched to a…

The Two Lives That Wait for You On the Other Side of the Pandemic

The Two Lives That Wait for You On the Other Side of the Pandemic

  My mother died almost three years ago and I can’t stop thinking about it. Pretty soon, many of you may have the same problem, too. Let me explain.   My mom was 68 years old when she died, seventeen years earlier than I had…