Category Archives: Family

Teen Talk & Topics

To finish out 2019, I set a goal to create a short, 4 week curriculum to teach a handful of teenagers. More specifically they were, my 8th grade daughter, Ava’s friends. Ava is the youngest of our 4 kids. As I watched my older children, I noticed it was around the middle school age in...

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  • Molly wickesThis is so great! I want the curriculum! I mean, you knew I would. ‍♀️ReplyCancel

  • Monica FalzoneSara, what great topics and a perfect age to cover those things. I am a public school teacher grades k-12. I see the shift you are talking about at that age. Are you sharing your curriculum?ReplyCancel

We Set Sail with a Simple Yes

Two years ago we were asked by some friends to join them on a couples’ retreat.  It was a sailing adventure hosted by Winshape Marriage.  We’d never done anything like it before, but we’d heard great things. Not fully understanding what we were agreeing to, we said yes. To say “it was an adventure of...

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    How I Met the One

    The year was 1991.  I was days away from high school graduation and concentrated on what I would wear and how I would style my highly permed, highlighted hair.  I had spent my senior year writing off dating and had made a conscious effort to focus on developing myself. My youth pastor’s wife, whom I...

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    How We Travel so Often

    As I type this, I am on my way to St Petersburg, Florida. It will be my 4th trip in 3 months & none of them have been work related.   Since December our family has spent 2 weeks in Michigan visiting family, a long weekend in Orlando meeting up with family & Mickey, Drew &...

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      An Open Letter to my College Senior

      When my oldest daughter was a senior in high school, I wrote an open letter to her. It was included in a magazine I published for my photography clients. It’s one I don’t want to forget or lose, and so I’m going to post it here. For 14 years I photographed high school seniors. I’d...

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        Finding Carrie

        When my mom was a junior in college she found herself alone and pregnant.  She made the decision she felt was best at the time in order to give her unborn baby the best life.  She gave her newborn baby girl up for adoption. Mom went on to meet, fall in love and marry my...

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        It’s Okay to Not be Normal

        I believe it’s safe to say we are an unconventional family. With 4 children, we are larger than your average family.  At 1000 square feet, we live in a home smaller than the average American. When it comes to education: we have home schooled, private educated and utilized public resources. We are self-employed. We are...

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