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MAKE your life FEEL like A FUN GAME,

rather than something to survive & endure.

CREATE A LIFE-BRAND

This report contains some affiliate links. We’ve officially been unschooling for 6 months now! We’re hooked. I don’t see our kids going back to public schools anytime soon, if ever. I’ll start doing these reports quarterly, but this one consists of six months (June 2020-December 2020). Why? Coming out of the school system, I wanted […]

Our Unschooling Progress Report #1

how to document unschooling for record-keeping

​Did you miss out on recording a highly meaningful person, place, or story from your life? #beenthere Here’s the thing:  Having “missed out” is an illusion.  It’s NOT too late to record a story that’s ended. You can still record them / it in some way.  It might not look exactly the way you’d record them / it […]

If you missed recording something (or someone) that matters, read this.

This is for you if… … you usually enjoy mailing holiday cards. (That said, if you skipped this year, you’re not alone. Several people shared with me that they just didn’t have it in them to do it in 2020.) … or this may also be for you if you’re usually the Grinch who doesn’t […]

Holiday Cards That Are Actually Meaningful

Gratitude lists can be wonderful, or they can be automatic, robotic, and empty. Gratitude lists that look like this: I’m grateful for: my family my health my home hot coffee that tastes like Christmas in a cup my dog are too vague. It’s almost like we robotically respond to “what are you grateful for?” with […]

Better Than a Gratitude List Template – What Matters, Who Matters, & Why

What are your tiny Thanksgiving stories? (or stories of the season if you’re not in the U.S.) Though it may look different this year… Savor them. Revel in them. Respond boldly by expressing them. How? HERE’S AN EXAMPLE: Once upon a Thanksgiving, my nuclear family drove to my grandparent’s house (just about every year of […]

A Meaningful Way to Revel in Your Thanksgiving Stories

This is my third year of making this list—it’s so fun! I highly recommend you try it. I’ve wrapped mine a little early this year, so I could get the inspiration out to you. As you check-off to-do’s in your daily planner (my planner is my notebook, which I teach in my time management bundle […]

Marie’s List: 100 Tiny Stories Noticed in 2020

Isn’t she pretty? 😍 I know, I know…  Who cares about pretty when you want to know:  “How will The Playbook benefit me?” You’d probably have fast answers if I asked, “{{ subscriber.first_name }}, what are your values? Who do you value?”  I get it. You know what your values are… but when was the last time you went deeper than that […]

Quickly Feel More Fulfilled with a Playbook for Your Tiny Stories

If you’ve ever wondered, “What do I DO with my tiny stories?” this is one way of using them! I recorded “What’s a Legacy Box?” on my podcast, Intentional Documentary, in 2018. The episode gave some context advocating for legacy boxes and a lot of people have been inspired to create a Legacy Box since […]

What’s the difference between a Legacy Box & a Memory Box?

Ok, I’m glad that title caught your attention. There’s been a bit of a buzz in our documentary family photographer about following the “technical, photography rules” of a documentary photographer that takes on clients… what’s allowed in shooting, what’s allowed in editing, and so on. It pisses me off. The focus is in the wrong place. What you […]

The Photography Rule You May Have Broken

Preface Before I tell you about your kids’ storyline and our young lumberjack, please think about your own unique gifts and talents for a moment. Make a short list. When did you discover them? How did you discover them? Who encouraged you to explore your interests? Was it your parents? School? A friend? Or did […]

Notice the Storyline of Your Child’s Unique Gifts (The Young Lumberjack)