Keeping families connected across hallways, miles and milestones

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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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Grieving when you have small children

It’s been years since we’ve been home for the Christmas holiday.  Years since we braved the airports and years since we’ve had the money to fly our family home for the holidays.   In fact, only my oldest who is now nine has ever been home for the holidays.   My daughter was really too […]

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Celebrating the Holidays Far from Family

  We’ve celebrated countless Thanksgiving and Christmas far from our family for over a decade now.   Over those years, many holidays were happily celebrated with only myself and my husband or us and our small children.   But I, also, longed to be celebrating with my family and a stuffed house many of those […]

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Extended House Guests: Thriving not Surviving

My children will tell you we were homeless. I prefer to say we were displaced.  For 42 days this past summer, our home base was our car.  Everything else was crammed in our storage unit or in a friend’s garage.   Sometimes, even the best laid plans fall through and you are left scrambling.  We […]

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Spreading cheer a year in advance

I spread Happy Birthday wishes a year in advance.  Anniversary wishes as well.   Yes, one afternoon every February or so I spend 5-6 hours wishing friends and family Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Thinking of You and Happy St. Patrick’s Day.   Growing up my mom had a shoe box full of greeting cards to […]

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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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