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Trick or Treat insights

Posted by Robin Abel on

How do you celebrate Halloween?  Is it your favorite holiday or your worst?  Do your kids love it or are they on the phasing out age?  Did you learning anything this year from the holiday? ;)    Our kids still, for the most part, have fun picking costumes and going out for Trick or Treat.  The week before the holiday is filled with costume changes, questions on where we go candy hunting, who is going with whom...  This year, I walked around with just one of my kids which was a first since usually we have at least 2 with...

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Waiting is so hard!

Posted by Robin Abel on

Waiting for anything is the worst!  Nobody likes it and as a society, we work hard to get rid of it.  Don't want to wait for dinner?  Fast food.  Want that new book now!?  Amazon Prime.  Hate waiting in the lines at Disney?  Fast pass.  The list goes on.     I'm not sure why we hate waiting so much.  I mean, I get it but in reality, you have to wait for almost everything.  Think about how excited you were when you earned a drivers license!  Have you gotten married and waited a crazy amount of time for that event?...

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Being creative and growing together

Posted by Robin Abel on

Melinda first walked into our former Harmony location as a new member of the community checking out the sights.  We talked for a while and learned that she was a former teacher with dreams of creating something very different than another classroom experience in this new season of her life.  Melinda had taken to screen printing and being creative with so many thing such as cutting boards, dishcloths and t-shirts.     One day she stopped to tell me she was super excited and super nervous about another adventure she was on.  Melinda had rented a small shop in Zelie to turn...

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Food bringing people together

Posted by Robin Abel on

Food is really amazing.  It fuels our body, tastes great (well, my kids aren't really sold on a bunch of vegetables but they're still young?), and it has the ability to bring us together.  We use it to celebrate major holidays like Thanksgiving, celebrate milestones like birthdays, and gather neighbors for summer block parties.     Recently my parents meet my mother's siblings to celebrate a milestone birthday for my grandfather.  Living in different time zones, they don't get together much but when they do there are stories told of the event.  Mostly about the food my aunt makes.  She...

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Be intentional this season

Posted by Robin Abel on

We're entering into a very busy and sometimes overwhelming season.  Family gatherings, holiday parties, school concerts, and gift giving can drive anyone crazy.  Honestly, I struggle this time of year with all the money being spent and all the bustle that doesn't always equal my expectations of magical moments.   How do we make this season memorable and enjoyable without loosing our minds?  Before everything really gets crazy this year, stop for a few minutes and think about what's important and what do you intentionally want to add to the list this year.  Here are some things I've learned the...

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