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Life lessons learned from running a marathon

By Natalie Atwell | March 6, 2019

This past weekend. I ran my first and likely my last marathon (26.2 miles). My feet still hurt, but it is a great feeling to accomplish such a physical and mental task. Running has been a part of my mental health routine, friendships, physical health routine, fundraising efforts, and life in general for the past…

Don’t stop believing!

By Natalie Atwell | February 11, 2019

It breaks my heart that as adults we often stop believing we can do anything. This past weekend, I ran more than I ever thought I could (20 miles). On January 1, I had a moment of insanity (you may think) and registered for a marathon (bucket list goal). My friend and brother asked me…

Instead of New Year’s resolutions try …

By Natalie Atwell | January 2, 2019

Considering my nature is nerdy and goal oriented, I set yearly goals each year along with my immediate family that we keep posted in an area we see daily. It is true that you will reach 100% of the goals you NEVER set, so I set goals in hopes of meeting at least some of…

A fresh start

By Natalie Atwell | August 29, 2018

Hello! I’m back after a blogging sabbatical! Being one of those weird people who loves school supplies, I get excited about the start of school to see what new school supplies have been invented or changed each fall. However, as a mother of two school-aged boys, I was not thrilled about the prices. Anyways, the…

I really shouldn’t…

By Natalie Atwell | January 26, 2018

read the news before I go to bed…I discourage this for my clients all the time, but for some reason, this week I’ve read my “news briefing” (which makes me feel important like they are specifically ‘briefing me’ :)) before I go to sleep. The news is …ugh… most of the time, I can’t watch…

Wolf dad

By Natalie Atwell | December 1, 2017

Recently, I’ve been reading a book titled, Six ways to keep the ‘good’ in your boy, by Dannah Gresh because I’m raising boys, interact with others doing to same, and have realized it is not a task for the faint at heart to say the least. Just yesterday morning, my son came in after taking our puppy…

How to respond to evil…

By Natalie Atwell | October 2, 2017

My husband and I recently discovered the Amazon Prime series, “The Man in the High Castle”, which explore what life would be like if Japan and Germany had won WWII. It is a sober, thought-provoking, cliff hanger at the end of every show type of series. I love it but I’ll tell you it make…

I said, “Give me the dang iPad…”

By Natalie Atwell | August 17, 2017

Most of my friends feel the same way I do at this point in the summer, which is that we are ready for the wonderful children that God has blessed us with to return to school. Routine, structure and order are great things. God is a god of order. The sun comes up and the…

A lot of wasted toilet paper: Anger and Love

By Natalie Atwell | July 22, 2017

Growing up in a small town if you didn’t want to drink and party on the weekends at a friend’s house, you had to find something else stupid to do, so we ‘rolled houses’ (aka throwing toilet paper in trees) all the time. At some point it became so much fun to roll the ‘Roper…

My mom and Jane Fonda…

By Natalie Atwell | May 9, 2017

I’m sorry I’ve been gone from the blog scene for a while, life is too busy at times I guess. I do love to write and encourage you all (my two faithful readers). Since Mother’s Day is this weekend (hint to all those who still need to get something to show their appreciation for the…