Shedding Mental Clutter

Clutter gives me anxiety and mental hives. It makes me itch. Picking up my children’s toys is my least favorite activity.

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Making Memories: Presence over Presents

Christmas Day in the morning is like any other day in the barn. The horses are hungry. Our two dogs’ collars jangle in the dark.

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Internet offers answers to life’s perplexing questions

I felt that perhaps there are some folks out there who like me, keep wondering about things that the internet can answer.

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Do we own our stuff, or does it own us?

The difficulty for many of us, I believe, is that WE DON’T KNOW HOW TO GET RID OF OUR STUFF, and a lot of folks don’t want it!

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Making Emily Post Proud, or not

We aren't after the Emily Post, finishing school effect. We are after cultivating a heart of graciousness and hospitality in our children.

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Thanks

The season for thanks is here, and what a wonderful time it can be. Truly, I can't say that autumn is my favorite time of year.

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Norwegian Lefse Livens Holiday Festivities

In the end, the most important ingredient in making lefse has always been the family and friendships that brighten this season.

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Woods to Wellbeing

We enjoy harvesting wild game from the mountainous Alaskan terrain, and our successful hunts are the foundation for many family recipes.

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Retirement Options: To Stay or Go during Alaska’s Winter

My husband and I have cast our lot squarely in the "stay" camp. Our retirement includes a small ranch and animals.

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