Category Archives for Intentional Living

If you've ever wondered why paying off your mortgage, student loan, and car debt is important, this post is for you.

A Debt Free Life: Why it matters

​As a society, we’re all pretty comfortable with personal debt. That is to say, it is totally normal and expected to have a lot of debt. It’s pretty abnormal and surprising to hear that someone has no (or just a little) debt.Maybe you think that being debt-free isn’t a big deal. Or, possibly you haven’t […]

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Sometimes, we just have a bad day. But it doesn't have to stay that way! Here are five simple suggestions to salvage a bad day.

Pivot and refocus: 5 ways to salvage a bad day

Some days are destined for failure, right from the start. Recently, life has been an exhausting freight train of cold coffee, puking kids, messy house, too much laundry, missing chickens, jam that didn’t set, and wasted time. Your days might look a little different, but perhaps you recognize the feeling of desperate, sinking overwhelm.

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This post will help clarify the difference between a family vision and mission, and help you to create your own family

Crafting your family vision and mission statement

When David and I were first married, we held our plans loosely. We had plenty of free time, a little bit of disposable income and we were so young! Now, three kids later, we need to be more strategic about the way we live out our days. That’s why we recently sat down to update […]

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Many of us made a New Year's resolution to “love more”. Valentine's Day is the perfect time to revisit our priorities and recommit to making connections!

What are your resolutions this Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day can be a bit of a wakeup call. It’s been six weeks since we made our New Year’s resolutions. While many people seem to be sailing into their glorious, resolution-guided, intentional-habit filled life, I can’t even remember what I said I wanted to focus on this year. Instead, I’m looking ahead to spring, […]

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We turned the TV service off in 2010, and haven't looked back (even with preschoolers and toddlers!). Here's why, and why you should consider it too!

Why we turned the TV off for good

Until the spring of 2010, we had DirectTV with the recording feature. We recorded a few different series and watched them all at once, fast-forwarding through commercials and patting ourselves on the back for saving all that time! That was the spring when we got hooked on the idea of a boat. We were a […]

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