Family


How to Get Your Kids to Eat Their Food Family

One of the biggest struggles parents face is trying to get kids to eat healthy food. We experience this regularly in my family as we travel to different parts of the world. Granted, you can find restaurants anywhere that have kid-friendly food like chicken nuggets, little pizzas, macaroni and cheese, or spaghetti. And if you’re cooking at home, you can tailor the food to your...

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Welcome to Our World Family

Just a few weeks ago, my third daughter, Aysia Mae was born! She’s a sweet addition to our family, and definitely a mama’s girl. Sometimes she’ll let me hold her without crying, but she doesn’t like being away from her mom for long. Everything went perfectly with the birth, which we did in our home bathtub with a doctor and midwife present. Home births aren’t...

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How I Spend My Time Now Entrepreneurship / Family / Goals / Productivity

Update: In April, 2009, I wrote a post entitled How I Spend My Time, where I tracked what I was doing every minute of every day for one whole week, to help me visualize how much time I was spending on what really mattered to me. In March, 2011, I did it again and wrote this post below. In January 2013, Tim Ferriss asked if he could...

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It’s a Girl! Family / Personal

I held onto the hope of having a boy as long as I could, but the doctor said it’s time to let it go – this one is definitely going to be a girl. So, in June, we’ll be a family of five: four girls, and one boy (me). Regardless of the baby’s gender, we’re thrilled to have this opportunity to bring another child into...

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All Together Now Costa Rica / Family

The past few weeks, we’ve been very busy looking for our next home, and I haven’t had much time to write this blog post. I’ll talk about the house hunting later, but for now, I’m going to reminisce about the fun times we had together with my mom and my sister’s family when they were here for a visit a few weeks ago. Like me,...

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Snow and leaves Family / Personal

We’ve been visiting our friends and family here in Salt Lake City, Utah the past week or so. It has been great to see everyone, share some nice hugs, meals, and long conversations, and also experience the cozy feeling of the town we grew up in. I had forgotten how nice it feels to walk on carpet in socks! Ahhh… The leaves on the trees...

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Why and Why Not Travel With Kids? Family / Travel

In our travels, we rarely meet others traveling with their kids, especially in backpacker havens like Cusco. To some it might seem odd to take a vacation with your children, since a vacation is often seen as a break from the kids. And there are definitely times when that break is welcome. But there are also good reasons to take your children with you on...

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Marie sliding on a box Costa Rica / Family

This week, my mom sent us a Spring/Easter package which contained some cards, candy, books, stickers, and more. We’ve been enjoying all that was inside the package, but we’ve had an unusual amount of fun with the cardboard box it came in. When you don’t have a lot of toys laying around, and you’re stuck at home because you don’t have a car yet (more...

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Playing Restaurant Family

My mornings recently have been a lot busier than usual, because I’m preparing to launch a new design for my main business, Music Teacher’s Helper. I’m really excited about it because it will make the program look much more updated and clean. We’ve also simplified the interface so it should be much easier to use, especially for those just signing up. I think our customers...

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Marie’s Christmas Prayer Family

Tonight, Marie gave the family prayer, and in that sweet voice of hers, expressed her concern for Santa's welfare. I wish we would have recorded it. But I've tried to reconstruct it from memory, below. It went something like this. Dear Heavenly Father, We're thankful for this good day. Please help us have the Spirit to be with us. Please bless Santa to be safe when he comes to give us presents. Help him be safe when he [...]



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