The Natural Beauty of Bend, Oregon

In the last few months, my family has had the opportunity to witness the beauty of Bend, Oregon on more than one occasion. When we visited in August, we decided to fly into Portland, Oregon.  After taking the drive from Portland to Bend, we fell in love with what welcomed us and we were wishing that […]

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How To Deliver Criticism With Graceful Honesty

Have you ever had to tell someone something that you really did not want to discuss? Recently, I am finding myself in situations that require constructive criticism. I believe in positive psychology and positive reinforcement, however, some situations require feedback that may be perceived as less than pleasant. So how do you deliver information in […]

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How To Manage Travel Days Gone Wrong

Recently, we had one of THOSE days – a travel day gone wrong. If you have ever traveled, chances are YOU (unfortunately) know what I am talking about! Here’s our experience flying from Grand Cayman to San Jose, California!  Hopefully, you will get a laugh out of our misfortunes.  Sometimes you just have to find humor […]

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Why I Draw Airplanes

After hearing “the plane” for about the fiftieth time, I have had just about enough of drawing airplanes. My son is absolutely fascinated with airplanes. He is OBSESSED!   This means that when he says “color”, I draw. I draw airplanes ALL DAY LONG. After the airplane comes a guaranteed request for helicopters (“hel-cop-ters” as he says) and elephants […]

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Being A Mom Changes You

  While at Camana Bay yesterday, I decided to browse through a few stores.  This, by the way, is the first time that I have “browsed” since moving to the island over a year ago.  Money has been extremely tight (well, more like absent) and priorities have shifted since becoming a Mommy.  Plus, shopping here […]

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