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6 Tips for Traveling with Young Children- Be Prepared, Bring the Fun!

No doubt, traveling with young children can be stressful and even overwhelming. However, over the last few times we have traveled, I have found a …

The Evolution of my (S)Heroes

Every kid wants a hero. Someone who is bigger, stronger, and more powerful, who will defeat the bad guy, and inspire them to be more. …

Cleaning the Things that Help Us Clean

Cleaning Cleaning can be tedious, arduous, tiring, and sometimes the last thing that you want to do. However, I am the opposite. I take pride …

Permission to Pause; Permission to be Unproductive

I’ve lived almost my entire life in Colorado, and everyone here knows the weather can be unpredictable. We can get snow as early as September …

Military Wife Life: Tools to Survive the Constant Transition of His Career

The same day I chose this blog topic, I received a “heads up” that my husband’s name was at the top of a list for …

Discover Your Strength in the Midst of Life’s Challenges

In Plain View I’ve lived in Northern Colorado for almost three years. Growing up in Texas, I have been accustomed to a much different landscape …

Conquer the Latte Factor! DIY Coffee-shop Faves to Save You $$

I Love my Coffee! But I Love me More! Let me confess something, I am a coffee-holic! And, no, I have not decided to give …

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Closing A Chapter In My Life And Preparing For A New One

I recently started a new phase in my life. A phase that, with all honesty, terrified the heck out of me. I made a decision …

When You Feel Like Your Life is Falling Apart: 4 Things You Can Do Now

“Everything is falling together perfectly, even though it looks as if some things are falling apart. Trust in the process you are now experiencing.” — Neale Donald Walsch …

How I Conquered Mount Laundsuvius: Practical Laundry Tips For The Overwhelmed Mama

Mom life is laundry life, right? For the seven years I’ve been a mom, I have had a constant pile of laundry that needs to …

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Powerful Words – Long Lasting And Far Reaching Effects

Words Are Powerful He was hurting! It all began years before. He was too young to connect the dots of what was happening. It was just …

Surviving May: Advice from the Mother of a Graduate

May is always a busy month. Add to the mix a child in high school and May is just crazy. Make that child a senior …

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Life Experiences – Bad Things Happen, Don’t Let It Stop You From Living!

On one hand I’m the helicopter mom, full of anxiety that something horrible will happen to my children. On the other hand, I encourage my daughter’s …

It is What You Say it is: The Pivotal Power of Perspective

It was a warm summer evening and our family was taking a walk together, which is something we do often when the weather is nice. …

Shine Your Light: 4 Tips to be Kind Online and Spread Love

Here in the We Spot community, we are proud to have a space where we feel surrounded by support and love. Each time I hop …

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Family Fitness Outside: My Five Favorite and Easy Denver Area Hikes

Admittedly, I don’t do this enough with my own kids, but I am still a huge proponent of getting out into nature and experiencing our …

Forgive Yourself and Find Peace – Stop Drinking the Poison!

Recently a member of my Take Care of You Community asked me to share some helpful tips about forgiveness. I was so glad she asked …

WAKE UP! It’s 6:00 a.m.

Wow! Wake up! It’s 6:00 a.m. Don’t you love when someone else tells you that? I also just love waking up really early in the …

Natural Cleaning Solutions For Your Home | The We Spot

As the weather warms up, windows are flung open to allow that fresh air to flow throughout the house. For me, I start to look …

Grief Happens: Enduring Hardship

Grief is shifty and can be such a thief. Especially in moments where there are squeals of laughter peeling through the air as children chase …

Living in the Moment and Measuring in the Decade

I have a vivd memory from my childhood of going to a birthday party with my parents for someone who was turning 40. There were …

What I’ve Learned From Having a Rebellious Teenager

Teenagers! For me, it’s an experience beyond anything I could have ever imagined summed up into one word. I have a rebellious teenager that likes …

My Authentic What Now? Finding Your True Voice When You’ve Stopped Listening

One scroll through social media or a quick internet search and you’ll have no trouble finding posts about authenticity. “Unlock your authentic self!” “Find your …

Ten Confessions of a Boy Mom- Defecting at it’s finest

I’ve made a list of my ten confessions as a boy mom, but I think it is important to note that I grew up in …

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Is your Soul in need of Refreshing? Let it Rain!

As I sit here and write, the rain is falling heavily on my roof. After a particularly challenging few months personally, I sit here with …

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Dreaming and Planning Gets You Nowhere Without The Doing Part

Dreams become reality when we begin to do..

The Women are Rising; Time to Build Ourselves Up

For the last ten years I have owned a small strategic sales consultancy. Most of my decision maker clients have been women. Working in and …

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Hey, I know you! New Phase…Same Family

Hello! It started innocently enough. We were two 19-year-old college freshman, and we only had eyes for each other. And, we had it badly.  We …

Attention All Self-Proclaimed Control Freaks, It’s Time to Let it Go!

At the end of March, my husband and I took our kids on a two-day getaway to Legoland. The park is only about 40 minutes …

Nourish Your Soul; How Travel Connects You with Humanity!

The trifecta in reaching your ideal state consists of a sound mind, a healthy body, and a peaceful soul. The first two are fairly straightforward …

Starting a Side Business? Start Here!

Five Great Resources to Leverage for Your Side Business Have you thought about starting a side business? According to a study done by Bankrate, 44 …

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Slow Down: 4 Reasons it’s OK to Slow Down and Ask for Help

We all have times of overwhelm, exhaustion, sickness, and just plain frustration. I’m here to remind you that you have a choice of how to …

I No Longer Show Up For My Family

This one shift has helped me love those around me better. I am able to accept the humanity of those around me and allow that they are doing their best.

A Letter to my Daughter for her 18th Birthday

Instead of purchasing a card off the shelf, I felt like I could best honor her by writing a love note. A list of memories …

Anxiety Almost Killed Me: Taking Back Control of My Life

Anxiety: Anxiety is a silent killer. For me, anxiety is something that has crept up in my life. I used to be carefree, and not …

Surviving Summer With Your Kiddos – Four Tips To Help You Thrive!

Spring is now in full swing, and summer time is knocking at the door. Soon the doors of school will fly open – and a …

Learning to Trust Yourself When You Don’t

Do you trust yourself? When you say you’re going to do something, do you know without a doubt that you’ll get it done? For me, …

Who is Helping You? Making an Empowered Choice and Heeding the Red Flags

We are finally entering a place in time where people are more open to asking for help. The idea of reading self-help books or leaning …

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Military Brat Parenting: Five Things I Tell My Kids in Hopes They’ll Be Better Humans

My dad was an Air Force colonel, a fighter pilot and a Vietnam veteran. In addition to being a proud (and dutiful) daughter, my upbringing …

An Invitation Into Your Name

As I began to process through the writing of this article, I hit a wall. While this is not unusual, this wall felt different. Talking …

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Letting Go Of Things That Don’t Serve You, Without Apology.

“One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul.” –Brigitte Nicole When …

It’s Bigger Than Basketball: When Teams Turn Into Families

My son was practically born with a basketball in his hand. Before he could even walk he was gripping the baby sized basketballs and dunking …

Be Silent, Be Still: The Power of Pausing in an Ever Chaotic World

Being mindful and focused is hard! Often times I sit down at my laptop intending to send some follow-up emails to clients or update my …

Sacrifice: Not Just a Dirty Word

SACRIFICE is not just a dirty word. Or is it? What does this word conjure up for you? Perhaps its sadness or heartbreak. Maybe it …

A Penny’s Worth of Thoughts: Collecting Valuable Moments with your Children

The glimmer of sweet, sweet coins Nothing makes me happier during a run or a walk than catching a small glimmer in the street. A …

What a Headache Taught me About my Life

April 2018 I was worried that 6 weeks of daily headaches meant I had a tumor or something major going on. I had put off …

Learning to Love the Hard Times- A Lesson From my Children

Hard times. Are they fun? Do we like them? No! Never! We normally don’t even want to talk about them! They make us cringe and …

The Day I Cried Over Spilled Milk: My Journey of Self-Care and Embracing my “Enoughness”

In 2012 I began my self-care journey and it changed my life in ways I’d never imagined. Sharing this story has become part of my …

The One Thing That Shifted My Marriage Struggles

Have you ever had those moments where you wonder, “Why did we get married?” I would like to say this question only arose after children were born and we were dredging through the exhaustion of raising small babies. But no. This question arose in the first weeks and months of marriage and I wish someone had told me this one thing that might have shifted our marriage.

Cutting the Toxic Ties: Not Everyone Knows How to Love

My dad was in the military and left early every day for work. When I woke up I would go to the kitchen and find …

Live a Life You Love: 4 Simple Ways to Have Fun as a Mom

Time for fun? What moms have time for that? If you’re like me, you’re thinking about the million things on your to do list that …

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