Intentional Family Life

Hilarie’s podcast interview for Miss Genealogy

  We are honored to be featured on the latest Miss Genealogy podcast by Jessie McKinley! Follow the link below and listen to Hilarie share how motherhood made her a memory-keeper and her personal goals of intentional family life. They also discuss the power of family stories to strengthen our children right now and for generations to …

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Family travel: expectation vs. reality

If you were lucky enough to grow up in the 80’s, you probably remember a series of family vacation movies. There was European Vacation, Summer Vacation and my personal favorite, Christmas Vacation. Chevy Chase was the lead character and played the persistently-optimistic-in-the-face-of-disaster Clark Griswold. The movies started with visions of his idyllic vacation, and as …

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Using holidays as writing prompts for personal and family history: Easter traditions

When teaching classes and talking with clients, I always tell them there are two methods of making time to journal or write your personal history: 1. Make a routine of writing consistently. AND 2. Write when you’re out of routine, especially on vacation, at holidays or special occasions. Routine is great for getting in the habit …

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How Storytelling Creates Stronger Families

The disappearing art of family storytelling is a critical part of strong family foundations. Children who learn from family storytelling tend to be more resilient and better able to overcome challenges. They have higher self-esteem and feel like they are part of something bigger than themselves. Children with these qualities are more likely to have a …

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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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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: 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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Documenting everyday family life: a typical summer day at home

Summer is winding down, and hopefully you’ve enjoyed making memories with loved ones… as evidenced by your phone overflowing with pictures, right? Are most of your pictures from a vacation or outing? We tend to capture the moments on camera when we’re out intentionally spending time together, which is as it should be. If you …

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