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improving marriage

I never knew we were THAT couple. Hope and help for improving marriage.

Why there’s hope for your marriage Our journey from heaven to hell and back proves there’s hope for improving marriage. Seriously. I never knew we were that couple… or that we ever could be. That couple that could work at home together… and spend every minute together… complement each others’ abilities… and actually enjoy each …

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Legacy Tale podcast interview for Happy Playces

  We are honored to be featured on the latest @happyplayces podcast! Follow the link below and listen to Hilarie and host Katy talk about making and keeping memories; documenting family life through stories, video, and audio; goal setting; living intentionally to create the life you want; celebrating kids’ birthdays; and more! Click HERE to listen …

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family planning retreat

Why you should hold an intentional family planning retreat (with free downloads!)

Be intentional… no regrets Intentional family life and deliberate parenting are buzzwords that only have meaning if we take action. For our family, intentional decision-making is a high priority because we want to minimize the regrets and maximize the relationships during our time of active parenting with children at home. We underscore the importance of …

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ideas for strengthening families

Ideas for strengthening families: new inspiration for a new year

It’s a new year and a time for fresh starts. Many of us set goals around strengthening families and improving relationships with those we love. Here are three of my favorite- simple- new ideas I’m planning to implement in 2017 to strengthen my family. Of course, they all include making memories together! Video interview your children …

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Legacy Tale taught 2 classes at Family Roots Expo

Download free class content for writing histories and managing memories

Last week we had such an invigorating experience teaching and learning at the Family Roots Expo! It was wonderful to meet some of you, share what we’ve learned in our work, make new connections, be inspired, and learn from other experts. If you couldn’t be there in person but want to know what we taught, …

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1961 Cannon Family picture post-play performance

Find the story behind the photo and capture it in a caption

One photo: Two lessons: 1. Every picture has a story.   2. It’s never too late to caption. This photo hung on my grandparents’ heritage wall of family photos for all the years I can remember. I always knew my mother as the darling ringlet girl, with her younger brother and of course, her parents- …

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writing sensitive information

How do I deal with “sensitive” information in my life?

Clients and friends frequently ask me how to handle sensitive information when capturing their legacy tale. There isn’t one perfect solution or easy answer, but the best counsel I know comes from Spencer Kimball: “The truth should be told but we should not emphasize the negative.” Hard times in our lives may not show us …

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save kids artwork

Curating kids’ artwork: 5 steps to minimize mess and preserve treasures

With a new school year starting, this is the perfect time to plan to be organized! Follow these steps to enjoy and preserve your children’s masterpieces without them taking over your counters, walls and fridge! Curating kids’ artwork: 5 steps to minimize mess and preserve treasures: Fifth in a series of posts to help you organize …

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