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What If I Don’t Want To Anymore?

Amidst the shelter at home quarantine, I received a very interesting question via my Instagram. Even though it’s been months and we’re all in different parts of the country with...

In the Unknown: My Daily Must Do’s

I wrote this article five weeks ago and nothing has changed. If anything, I am needing to be more diligent in giving myself grace but to continue to run to these most important...

Unleash our Dreams in the Face of the Impossible

At a women's conference I spoke at this weekend, the organizer told her attendees how the leadership team spends a lot of time getting recommendations for a potential speaker and...

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When We Hide and What I Learned

When We Hide and What I Learned

We couldn’t find him anywhere — my nephew, whom I see every day. Our precious blessing with an extra chromosome had wandered deep in the woods. Ten minutes, thirty, forty-five minutes turned to sixty. The minutes merged together as emotions swirled, and desperation...

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I’m a New Year’s Rebel-utionist

I’m a New Year’s Rebel-utionist

Stowed away in the attic for decades, dust floats from the diary that I kept from ages fourteen to eighteen. Paging through memories of old, I'm instantly transported to pivotal successes that were so quickly forgotten, while years of insecurity surfaced in a...

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The Christmas Story Through Mary’s Eyes

The Christmas Story Through Mary’s Eyes

"Oh Mom, I just love this magical time of year. It's so cozy with lights, hot chocolate, movies and our special family traditions!" My heart warmed as I agreed with our youngest daughter. So when our Sunday school moderator asked me as their Mentor Mom, "How do you...

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Create Holiday Vibes this Season with this Simple To-Do List

Create Holiday Vibes this Season with this Simple To-Do List

This post was sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust. All opinions are my own. At the top of our lungs, my girls and I sing, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year." Admittedly, December turns me into a full blown karaoke machine. The sights, sounds and nostalgia of...

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Gratitude Rolls: Special Thanksgiving Tradition

Gratitude Rolls: Special Thanksgiving Tradition

Grateful Rolls – This simple tradition is a fun way for your family to express what they are grateful for during your Thanksgiving dinner. As guests arrive have each person write a few things that they are grateful for on small sheets of paper. We always make our special “butter horn” rolls each Thanksgiving,

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Garlic Flank Steak Recipe

Garlic Flank Steak Recipe

Easy on the budget, yet packed with flavor, this Garlic Flank Steak Recipe with only four ingredients is always a crowd pleaser. As I look outside and watch the leaves fall, I can't believe the holidays are right around the corner. It's that time of year when we start...

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As a mom of five blessings and full time family manager, Jen has learned to balance and embrace both the beauty and bedlam of every day life. Her practical, yet tangible, lifestyle ideas encourages others to open their eyes to a “living on less” mentality with hundreds of ideas on living a full life on less money.

She lives it, and invites you along for the journey.

Jen Schmidt

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