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5 Ways to Instantly Feel Better

No matter how smoothly our day is going or how many things are going right, there are just things that can happen to take us from highs to the “blahs.” For me, it can sometimes happen so fast that I actually don’t realize what triggered that reaction. Have you been…

A Historic 36 Hours in Alton, Illinois

In May, my sister and I traveled downstate to Alton, Illinois for a historic and personal moment. My mother’s brother, David A. Goins, was sworn in as the first Black mayor of the riverside city. It’s been a very long time since I visited Alton for an overnight trip. It…

Tue Fab: My June Favorites List

I have loved everything about June so far. I’ve been doing some personal resetting with Whole 30 and also still tending to my gardens. I’ve been able to see more friends and get more hugs, which has been great! The weekends have not been long enough but I think that…

Green Goddess Chicken & Berry Salad

I may have found THE salad for my summer. It has bright flavors from summer berries, some crunch and the plenty of dark leafy greens. I present to you my Green Goddess Chicken and Berry Salad. I started making this salad during Whole 30. For those of you unfamiliar with…

How to Fight Summer Hunger in Your Community

When we created our family giving plan for the year, we chose to support our local food pantry and help address hunger locally. This includes monthly recurring donations and quarterly donations spearheaded by the boys. Food insecurity has long been an issue for many communities and COVID only increased the…

This Weekly Chore Chart Saved The Day

I never thought that chore charts could bring me so much joy. But, over the past month, I can say that they have truly saved the day. At the beginning of May, we went from a household with two weeknights of activities to one with four consecutive weeknights of soccer…



Karyn Brianne

I'm creating a new path that feels as purpose-driven and fabulous as my previous one. Join me as I hack life to make time for the people and causes that matter most to me. Read More

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