Category Archives: Family

Beach Vacation Must Haves

As soon as school lets out, we’ve made it a tradition to head to the beach. This year was no exception.  I picked up a few items that make me think, how did I ever do the beach without these products?! I’m going to share them with you so you  too can enjoy your beach...

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    How to Balance Marriage & Kids

    I recently asked my friends on Instagram: what are some questions you’d like  answered from a girl happily married for 27 years and mother to 4 kids.  The following question in one form or another was a popular one:  How do you balance marriage & kids? When we welcomed our first baby into our home...

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      3 Ways to Love Your Teen Today

      On our last sailing adventure Drew & I had the pleasure of hosting a marriage & family therapist.  I picked her brain like I Iwas a patient in her office and she was gracious enough to comply.  While we were enjoying the wind in our hair at the bow of the boat,    she referenced...

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        Staying Connected with Your Teenager

        Drew and I have 4 kids. Half of them are middle-age teenagers and the other half made it through to the other side and are officially twenty-somethings.  The baby, toddler and elementary years were physically exhausting. The tween and teen years are best described as mentally exhausting.  I’ve found that as parents, Drew and I...

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          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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            • AmandaLove all your posts! Keep inspiring!ReplyCancel

            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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