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Christmas 2018 by Tara Randel

           I  wanted to take this time to wish all the wonderful readers of this blog a very Merry Christmas. It’s a beautiful time of the year to wish others well, spend quality time with family and friends and maybe … Continue reading

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Wishing You The Best by Tara Randel

  Can you believe Thanksgiving week is upon us? I must admit, October blew by and I thought I had a handle on November, but here we are. Ready for turkey day! This year I’m cooking. I love the tradition … Continue reading

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How I Spent My Summer by Julie Arduini

I know, it’s still August. However, I have one child already in his first week of his fall semester, and the second child starts Monday. I’ve seen a couple leaves in transition and I already bought cider. Time for fall, … Continue reading

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Spoiled Children Don’t Grow by Julie Arduini

It seems like so many people I love are in a holding pattern, circling the runway to promises fulfilled. As a parent, I underestimated how shattering this would be. When the kids were little, their safety and prayer they would … Continue reading

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Maintaining Emotional Perspective Through Prioritizing

Last semester, I spent a good forty minutes each day listening to someone tell me all about their friend drama. My response was always the same: Sounds like you need different friends. Now granted, I was speaking to a teen, … Continue reading

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2017 Word of the Year: Transformation by Julie Arduini

Some do resolutions, I do word of the year. Around September I start praying and watching for confirmation. Sometimes the words come later in the year, and I’ve had them as early as October. That was the case for this … Continue reading

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Christmas Greetings

Here’s wishing you a joyful Christmas. Let us celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ the King, God’s perfect gift. I pray you have a wonderful holiday season with your family and enjoy special time with loved ones. Take time to … Continue reading

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The Wrapped Christmas Movies by Julie Arduini

I glanced at the post most likely on Facebook or Pinterest and kept scrolling. Our eighteen year old, loyal in keeping and creating traditions, showed me the same post and announced he was going to do it. What’s our new … Continue reading

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Traditions by Tara Randel

The holidays are a special time of the year, a time we spend with family and friends enjoying each other’s company and counting our blessings. There are certain Christmas traditions I keep repeating each year. When I was growing up, … Continue reading

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The Introvert Inlaw by Julie Arduini

I didn’t have a definition for the longest time, but in recent years it became very obvious I’m not just an introvert, I’m an introvert’s introvert. People who don’t know me well find this odd because they have seen me … Continue reading

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Great Staycation Idea from Odyssey Adventure Club by Julie Arduini

I want to say something brilliant. Something that hasn’t been said about all the tragedy in Orlando (first with Christina Grimmie’s murder, and of course, the horrific events at the Pulse) that would be akin to wrapping a favorite blanket … Continue reading

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Get Away by Tara Randel

  My daughter and I just got back from a quick trip to the Disney Parks in Orlando. Not only did I get to spend time with one of my favorite people, I also took time off to rest my … Continue reading

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The Changing Comfort Zone by Julie Arduini

As I juggle a new business venture that includes releasing two books and prepare for our son’s high school graduation, I realized that over the years there has been so much I was certain I couldn’t do, and yet, God. … Continue reading

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Parents by Camy/Camille (Camy Tang)

I’m in the middle of a visit from my parents. They haven’t visited me in California in a while and so they were excited to see my dog and go to all the places they like to eat at. It’s … Continue reading

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A Holiday Win by Julie Arduini

Julie Arduini shares her holiday victory. Continue reading

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