Planned Goals: Live the life you've dreamed.

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Getting Started

Sometimes I wonder why the first step is the hardest (at least for me?) — I’ll know what I want to do, and what I want to achieve, but sometimes actually getting from the...

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Celebrate it All

My husband and I came up with our own funny little ritual that we started many, many years ago to celebrate our accomplishments… Each time we paid off another $10,000 in debt (so. many....

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Meal Hack: Dinner in 5!

I have lots of hungry hippos in this house! Specifically, three small humans who want something to eat NOW and it should be DELICIOUS and it should already be HERE, and HERE is in...

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Financial…freedom?

I remember that I used to feel really intimated by money. That talking about it, learning about it, wanting to know what I was doing about it, felt…bad. And I didn’t know why —...

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English as a Second Language

Speaking Spanish in our home to our children has been one of the most difficult and rewarding decisions as a parent. As some background, I studied English in college, loved to write long, rambling...

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Short Red Nails

The funniest thing happened to me recently…I’ve realized that I find short, red nails utterly captivating! It’s a beauty habit I’d love to adopt more, and I’m not sure why! I grew up with...

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How are you feeling?

With the whisper of fall in the air, I’ve started to think about change. I’ve been feeling overwhelmed lately and trying to figure out how I can best both process those emotions and move...

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Reading, reading, always reading

When people ask me how I became a writer, one of the first things I always mention is that I was an English major in college. And while it’s true that I feel like...

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What is beautiful to you?

“You look so put together!” — I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people say that to me — specifically over the last 4 years. With three kids under 4, I get...

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Crumbs in the Kitchen

With two — soon to be three! — little crumb-makers in the kitchen, I am always cleaning the countertop, the island, the floor…and it drives me batty. I had thought this was supposed to...