Category Archives: Preparation

Tough Transitions

In any stage of life, there are always going to be difficulties – the “downsides” to the situation you’re in.  Sometimes they’re not so bad – if you’re lucky, they’re barely noticeable.  Sometimes they’re overwhelming. We’re not in an overwhelming … Continue reading

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A Change of Plans

Things have been quite busy here at the Raum household!  Last week, my sister came to visit us.  We hadn’t seen her since the previous August, and given that she has a very close relationship to my kids (and me … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes – Emotions Run High

I haven’t been posting as much as I thought I would.  This whole endeavor is hard, really hard.  I mean.. people told me that it was going to be like this, that it would be awful, that we would all … Continue reading

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How to Have a Successful Yard Sale!

We’ve had many, many yard sales over the years.  When we lived in Massachusetts, we usually had one every other year or so.  Sometimes we would make $100, if we made $300, it was a big success.  Well, our sell-everything-so-we-can-travel … Continue reading

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Purging: Stage Two

It’s been almost a month since I last wrote, and I’m sorry about that.  We’ve been hard at work sorting, pricing, packing, etc.  Our house looks awful and while it’s not anything I wasn’t expecting, I wasn’t expecting it to … Continue reading

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Purging Christmas (Decorations)

I love Christmas (well, really the Solstice, but we’ll say Christmas for simplicity’s sake).  I really do.  We have a lot of decorations, and I usually pick up a few things every year – at the very least, each kid … Continue reading

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Follow the Lego Brick Road

My kids have a lot of Lego.  Like.. a real lot.  Probably more than most other kids.  So much Lego that it’s honestly a little embarrassing.  Don’t believe me?  Look:

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