Alexis Linehan

Alexis is an occupational therapist, the mama to four energetic kids (ages 10, 9, 9, and 6), the wife of a National Guard helicopter pilot, and a child of God. The military life has taken them to different states and through several deployments, but they currently call Nebraska home. Alexis enjoys singing for their church, going on camping and canoeing adventures with her crew, and reading anything (and everything) under the sun. She volunteers for the National Guard FRG and is a contributing writer to Her View From Home. You can follow her on Facebook at This End Up in Life or visit her website www.thisendupinlife.com.
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3 Things I Resigned from This Summer

I love summer. I'm a big fan of having loosely-structured days and going to the pool and enjoying popsicles on the porch. Yes, there are chores that my children need to get done on...
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The Shirts We Wear

As moms, we often talk about the many hats we wear – how we juggle different responsibilities and manage all the mayhem. I don’t know a mother out there who doesn’t switch from one...
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Community Gardening

The seeds and starter plants have been bought...we found all our tools...and enough rain has finally fallen from the sky. We are ready for round two of community gardening!   Last year, we joined a...
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Friday Favorites: My 5 Favorite Questions For When My Kids Are Out of Control

We've all been there. Many times. One minute, our kids are happy campers and the next minute, it's an epic meltdown. It might happen at the grocery store or in church or (always a good...
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Eat Well, Move Well, Sleep Well – Be Well

I would say most people care quite a bit about their health. Most of us really value being well. That has been even more evident over the last couple of years as people have...

Friday Favorites: Ooey, Gooey Sensory Activities

I think it's great how "sensory processing" has made its way into everyday conversations, classroom activities, and mainstream life. A decade or two ago, sensory processing activities were more or less only found in...
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Unique Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids

A local museum just added an outdoor ice skating rink, and we can't wait to try it. As someone whose favorite season is summer, I'm not naturally drawn toward winter activities. But with four kids in...
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40 Years Old: Admission Age to Ride the Menopause Wave

My 40th birthday is just around the corner. And I'm excited. I feel healthier and happier at almost 40 than I did at 35 years old. In those days, I was not feeling well. I...
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Hands on the Cart, Pieces of My Heart

This past summer, we traveled to Washington D.C. for a wedding and a week full of wonderful adventures. It was a beautiful ceremony, and it was so exciting to visit our nation’s capital with...
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Why I Love My Capsule Wardrobe

I didn't intend to create a capsule wardrobe. It just happened. The first month back at work after having my youngest child, I was helping a patient who had been newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis....
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What We Learned About E. Coli

Three years ago, our daughter was sick. Really sick. It started like the typical stomach flu with nausea and vomiting. But when it didn't spread to anyone else in our house, I began to think...
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Friday Favorites – Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Days

We were busy this summer. Baseball, swimming, soccer clinics, science camp, vacation bible school, camping...it flew by. Now that fall and school are starting, we will not be slowing down. Our schedule changes week by week,...