honor hard memories

5 Ways to Write About, Remember & Honor Hard Memories

Life wouldn’t be life without a few hard memories to shake you up. How we choose to remember those moments makes up the rest of our lives. I’ve been choosing to share stories, write, and explore the emotions I feel around certain experiences. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve found that each new milestone brings a different perspective on past experiences. …

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Create the Best Family Project Ever and Stay Together

No this isn’t science fiction. You can create the best family project ever and still have dinner together. I’ll give you the secret right now. Here it is… Set expectations before you ever start. That’s it. That’s the secret sauce that makes or breaks successful projects. It doesn’t matter how big or small. Setting expectations includes everyone’s hopes, dreams, and …

Gael Gilliland and her dad singing

3 Family Traditions and How to Write About Them

Ah, family traditions. Those activities we do with the people we love, over and over again. Even when we tire of the activity and desperately want to do something else. This post isn’t about one of those kinds of traditions. For the next few moments, I’m going to regale you with one of my favorite traditions. It includes my dad …