• Sunday Scrolls: April 19th, What Helped this Week

    In today’s Sunday Scrolls, I thought it might be useful to share the little things that helped us to get through this past week, in hopes that even one item on the list may make your week ahead just a little brighter. We learned on Friday that Illinois schools will be closed for the remainder of the year. Something we imagined was coming, but a rough reality nonetheless. Whatever your situation may be, we take comfort in knowing we’re all in this together. Hard days with some good sprinkled in. Here’s to the good outweighing the bad this week:

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  • Outdoor Galore: Pack Picks for the Patio

    Have you hit the cabin fever stage yet? Same. And though we have a tiny little postage stamp in the middle of the city, we feel so fortunate to have a house with a roof deck to retreat to when we’re all climbing the walls indoors. Here are our Pack ...

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  • Sunday Scrolls: April 5th

    Ozark. I am a longtime fan of Jason Bateman and this season of Ozark was the. best. yet. If you haven’t seen it, I highly suggest starting with Season 1 and binging all the way through. Phenomenal character development, twists you will not see coming, exceptional writing – it is ...

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  • Monday Mood Board: Spring Planters

    We’ve been doing approved short-distance strolls around the neighborhood (our city is under a shelter-in-place mandate), and I almost started crying when I saw one of our neighbors had their planters filled with colorful blooms. A little early given we just had snow last week? Sure. But my goodness was ...

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  • Sunday Scrolls: Best of the Week (March 29th)

    Do you find yourself waking up in the morning and it takes a few minutes to remember what day of the week it is? Same. Such is quarantine life. If the cabin fever, stock market, or state of the world has you down; we hope spending some virtual time together ...

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  • Easter Basket Essentials

    If you’re parenting through this pandemic, I know we’re in the same boat in that our top priority is keeping things as normal as possible for our tiny humans. It’s been all I could do not to pretend Easter is today to bring the excitement of an Easter egg hunt, ...

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  • Sunday Scrolls: Quarantine Edition

    How are you today? If I’m being honest, I’m feeling anxious. Every cough from Grey has me in a panic that he might be ill. Trying to reel in my emotions and be the pillar of strength and love he needs right now is tough. But I know we’re all ...

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  • Our Homeschool Plan for Pre-K

    Today marks our first day of mandatory homeschooling; and while I’m sure this will not be “easy” by any means (the isolation, lack of socialization with friends, or being self-quarantined with a tornado toddler 😉), I am so glad to know Grey is home safe with us. It also doesn’t ...

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  • Sunday Scrolls: Best of the Week (March 15th)

    Well if this wasn’t the longest week in the history of weeks I don’t know what was. If you’re reading with us today, we pray this note finds you and your loved ones in good health. Like I’m sure you’ve read, or even felt so many times by now; we ...

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