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Combatting the “Shoulds”

We all hear them or read them. All of the things we should be doing to be happy, healthy, productive, and winning at life. You should exercise more and feel energized after doing so. Exercise is good, no doubt. However, I have rarely felt energized afterwards, and now the reality is I have arthritis in [...]
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Minivan vs. SUV: The 24-Hour Test Drive

We’ve partnered with our friends at Royal South Toyota right here in Bloomington, who kindly invited Bloomington Moms Blog Sales Manager, Brittany Landwer, and Bloomington Moms Blog Contributor, Haley Sinn, to participate in a 24-hour test drive. Brittany had the opportunity to experience the new 2019 Highlander Limited Premium AWD, while Haley test drove the new [...]
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Share the Spirit of Giving With a Reverse Advent Calendar

Last year around the holidays, I noticed a few social media posts about a "reverse advent calendar" and I really liked the idea. I've always loved counting down the days until the holiday season and had started doing a holiday book countdown with my kids a few years ago.  This year, we are going to try [...]
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5 Reasons Uncles Are The Best

As an only child, I was unsure if my future children would have the opportunity to have an uncle. When I married my husband who has a brother, this became a reality. My future kids would be lucky enough to have an Uncle. Uncles have special relationships with their nieces and nephews. These are just a [...]
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Sharing Your World Through Hosting An Exchange Student

High School students around the world dream of studying abroad as a foreign exchange student. They study for challenging language exams. Students fill out lengthy applications and write personal essays. Families pen heartfelt letters. These tasks emphasize the academic aspect of the exchange program, yet the host family’s role is paramount to the exchange experience. [...]
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