What you look for you will find

I’ve heard so many people say how horrible this past year has been but I can’t dismiss a whole year collectively.

Even during some of our hardest years, where there were multiple moves, job loss, death in the family, and losing EVERYTHING financially, we still had those little moments of joy to hold on to, in between what felt like waves of devastation, that was so overwhelming at times.

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Why The Compassion Experience Made Me Want to Be a Better Sponsor

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I think one of the biggest challenges of sponsoring a child is being mindful of them. Our family knew that we wanted to join our community when we were given the challenge to sponsor more kids in the country of Nicaragua than had ever been done before. [Read more…]

How a Fathom Cruise Wrecked My Family in a Good Way

How a Fathom Cruise Wrecked my family in a good way

As a parent, I want to instill in my kids a sense of gratitude and respect for others from all walks of life. It’s so easy for all of us to feel entitled or take things for granted. I can easily fall into the trap of comparison in my own life until I’m brought back to reality with large, humbling doses of perspective. I wanted my kids to be stretched in this area in a new way. That’s where a family adventure on a Fathom cruise came in. I was invited by Fathom to be on the final pilot trip to the Dominican Republic in the spring before Fathom launched their new cruise line focusing on impact travel.

Dominican Republic

So how is this cruise line different?

Well, they are cruising differently.

How?

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Learning From My Past to Become the Best Version of Myself

Learning From My Past to Become the Best Version of Myself

This post is sponsored by Vocalpoint and Life Reimagined®.. All opinions are my own.

I was invited to check out Dr. Phil’s Become the Best Version of Yourself: A personal guided journey. I’ve watched Dr. Phil’s television show and I was curious to see what it would be like to have my own personal version of Dr. Phil online. I have lots of areas in my life that I need to improve on, so any extra help is always welcome. I always want to be the best version of myself!

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A Mother’s Day Gift that Will Inspire You to Live to the Fullest

 

A Mother's Day Gift that Will Inspire You to Live to the Fullest

One of the best parts about my crazy adventures and travels, are the people that I get to meet along the way. I had the privilege of riding Cedar Point’s newest thrill ride Valravn on opening night….. but I had the even greater privilege of meeting Violet while in line for the ride.

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Missing Mom-For Anyone Who Has Lost Their Mom

Missing Mom - For anyone who has lost their mom

There is a piece of me that is missing. Anyone who has lost their mom can identify with the feeling.

Mother’s Day is always a day that stirs up the emotions even more because of her absence. I do have a diversion because I am a mom. My kids and husband do sweet things for me during the day to make me feel special but the void is still there.

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