Happy Planning

I love planners.  When we moved to Wyoming, I discarded a lot of my planning stash because I just felt like it was too much and I wasn’t using it to be productive anymore.  I started just doing some regular calendar planning in my traveler’s notebooks and that was ok, but I wanted another full blown planner (I prefer to just use the traveler’s notebooks for journaling).  Then the Happy Planner folks announced their new line… And they just happened to have one that was a perfect fit for me!

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Squash the Voices

I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror today. It made me sad. I didn’t cry, but I felt everything within me just sink. Low. And I started to wonder why I let this happen again. I was doing so well not too long ago. I was healthy. I was getting fit. I was happier with my body… myself… me.

I had even turned fitness into a business endeavor. Granted, the business side wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. But I was motivated. I felt alive.

Then the voices came.

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Our Homeschooling has Changed

I used to think that I needed tons of room to homeschool my kids. In fact, when I first started homeschooling them (our eighth year is now coming to an end), I had an entire classroom going. There were multiple shelves, desk-like tables, bulletin boards, a chalkboard and a whiteboard, and all kinds of bright decorative things.  But times have changed.  I’ve changed.  The way we homeschool has changed.

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