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Today. Mourning. Remembering. Smiling. Loving.

  Today.   Today I paradoxically take ease with myself while also pushing myself and my lungs as I run as hard as I can. I will indulge in more chocolate than it seems possible and I will often over indulge in a cocktail hour that has been known to start as early as the […]

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House guests and the Etiquette of Soap

As I stood showering and lathering all my bits and pieces the thought occurred to me, almost as if I was one of the Goldilocks three bears, had this little bar of soap been slippin’ and sliddin’ over somebody else’s hiddy?   A hiddy that I didn’t share a bed with or a hiddy that I […]

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Public School Choice with a Homeschooling Heart

At heart, I am a homeschooler.   Not exactly the crunchy, earth-mama stereotype, certainly not the seventeen kids, religious focused curriculum stereotype or even the unschooled, let’s raise a wild child stereotype either.  But I truly believe in the power of the parents to educate and live a home-schooling life together.   I really think it’s […]

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Top Ten Family-Friendly Audio Books

This post contains affiliate links.  For more information, please read my disclosure policy.  Thank you for supporting Far From Family!     We love listening to Audio Books in the car!  So much so that we don’t save them for long road trips but for nearly anytime that we are in the car – the morning […]

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Finding Your Next Staycation

This post contains affiliate links.  For more information, please read my disclosure policy.  Thank you for supporting Far From Family!   While our year in Spain is becoming more firmly planted in the past, the bills we acquired are still very much in the present.  As is my wanderlust.  (Thank you Instagram and all your […]

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Seven Easy Activities to Keep Connected with the Kids

Not all dates end so well when you bring your five-year along.   Recently, I wrote how changing my perspective on what a date night should be became vital to my husband and I finding parental playtime.  However, I reluctantly decided it would be *FINE* to be bringing our five-year old on a summer concert date […]

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13 Dates: Changing my Perspective was Vital to Finding Parental Playtime

I suffer from Grandparent jealousy.  Faces of my married friends with children frolicking about on a date or vacation sans children pop up in my Facebook feed and I sneer.   Yes, I’ll let it be known.  I sneer.   I get that in my jealously, I am making far reaching assumptions on how great […]

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Entertaining in a Small Home

Entertaining in a small space can be daunting but with a some thought and preparation it is both manageable and enjoyable!   As my family grew and changed and let’s face it, as I grew and changed we stopped having people over to our house.  We aren’t hoarders and we have electricity.  I know how to […]

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Connecting Family. Weekend Links.

This post contains affiliate links.  For more information, please read my disclosure policy.  Thank you for supporting Far From Family!     Whether you spent your weekend connecting with family or recharging your soul, I have a few links from across the web to start off your weekday reading.  And as promised I included my […]

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Finding Weekday Family Time

With my desire to have a more happy home Monday through Friday and my husband’s desire for us to try something new before I moved us to a remote cabin in the woods, we have made some BIG changes around our home.   I debated whether or not BIG was the appropriate word because maybe (okay, probably) […]

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Circle Cut Out Amanda

 I am a lover of campfires and road trips, long summer days spent outdoors and long winter nights reading by the fire. I blog about living far from family and ways to keep connected. And on an given day, I may regret living far from family while also being thankful for where I am.  Find out more!
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