Amanda Cade

Worth It! (Things to try, read, watch, hear, and discuss)

During the holidays, I always plan a special day or evening with each of my three nieces. This year, when I asked four year old Carly what she wanted to do, she said, “Eat spaghetti”. I suggested several more unique activities, but she was set on spaghetti (like I said, she’s four). So last night …

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  I’m really excited to have completed the first week of Blogmas! So far, I’ve posted: Day 1: Accepting a challenge Day 2: Lights and Lessons Day 3: Giving Tuesday Day 4: An Amazing Holiday Experience Day 5: Holiday Playlist Day 6: Emergency Gift Stash Day 7: Dear Blogging Community Today, I wanted to share …

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Thanksgiving is this week, and so I’ve been thinking a lot about reasons to be thankful. This year, I’m really focusing on the amazing people in my life, and have been considering the qualities that make them so important. Today, I’d like to encourage you to think about who fulfills these (and other) roles in …

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What are we going to do today? I don’t feel like going out tonight. There’s nothing good on TV. We’ve eaten the cake and opened the presents…now what? I’m bored. Sure, let’s all get together…what are we going to do? When I was growing up, game night was a regular thing for my family. We …

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First of all, on a semi-related note, this Friday is Aunts and Uncles Day. It’s a great chance to show some love to your extended family. Speaking of showing love, this week I’d like to share a few things you really should know about the people who are important to you, and how that information …

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Happy Father’s Day! Last month, I shared some of the most important things I learned from my mother’s example. My father has also been incredibly influential, and for today’s post I decided to focus on one of the most significant years of my childhood, when my father prepared me for adulthood in ways I could …

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Today, you are receiving a diploma, degree, license, or certificate that represents not only your accomplishments, but also a part of your life that has forever impacted the person you are. Soon, you will be going on to the next step in your education, career, or service, and that will forever impact the person you …

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Episode One: Back to Reality After the Important Annual Event and the attack of the PIMOs (see April in Review), the first full week of May was pretty normal. So the first episode of the month would include: Me being totally surprised when the Important Annual Event team presents me with a card and a …

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