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The Best 35 Minute Enchilada Recipe

You Know you Wanna Enchilada… Let’s talk about an enchilada dinner. I think there are probably a thousand variations of this recipe, and better yet, …

Summer Fun: 3 Family Friendly Fun Summer Activities

Summer is here in full swing! Our family is at first very excited for pool days, beach trips, warm sun, lots of grilling, and deck …

Shame: The Ugly Truth about Secrecy, Silence and Judgment

“Unlike guilt, which is the feeling of doing something wrong, shame is the feeling of being something wrong.” –Marilyn Sorensen Some days I look at the …

Throwing the Flag on the Phrase, “This is Just a Season”

The calendar said it was the first day of summer. But when I looked out the window, it was cloudy, raining, and the thermometer read …

5 Ways to Utilize Social Media

During the summer months, there is an urge to change things up. Spend more time outside. Go on vacation. Experience longer conversations with loved ones. …

Summer Fun or Summer Bummer? 5 Steps to Help Summer Overwhelm

It’s summer! Does that mean it’s time for lots of fun in the sun or time to find a million ways to entertain your kids …

Carissa Coghlan Rv Life

Important Things To Consider Before Full-Time RV’ing

Have you ever considered downsizing what you own and full-time RV’ing with your family?  There are some pretty amazing benefits of downsizing what you own. …

I’m Sorry for Judging You: What Judging Others Really Reveals!

Judgement Reveals I’m sorry for judging you! Recently I stumbled upon a similar title while scrolling through my social media feed. Immediately, without even reading …

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Senses and Our Emotions

Senses Have you ever just sat and taken in the sounds and smells around you?  Isn’t it funny how quickly your mood can change because …

Pinwheel Sugar Cookies to Celebrate the 4th of July!

Sugar cookies are the best festive dessert. People often say the best recipes are those that have been handed down generation to generation. Or in …

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I’m Not Where I Thought I’d be at This Point in Life and That’s Just Fine.

Some of you will laugh at me. Mostly those who are older and have already been where I’m heading. Others of you will completely relate …

The Restoration Strategy: Furniture and Self

It was December of 2016 and my final beloved grandparent had passed into the heavenly realm. I personally have found it difficult to endure the …

An Inconsistent Journaling Journey Still Makes You a Journaler

My journaling journey started in high school, the Dear Diary style of journaling where you share your thoughts about friends, school, boyfriends, etc. I was …

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 …

Bad experiences can't keep us from living

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 …