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Mariah Dolenc: Woman, Thinker, Writer, Creator


The Greatest Gift You Can Give Your Child

As parents we think a lot about what we want our children to do or not do. We make a lot of rules, we have a lot of talks and take actions all around their behavior. Why? Hopefully it’s because we believe that how we shape them now will make them into good people later. The […]

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Mom Identity

Social media is a great platform for so many things. One of which is a gauge that can be used to measure yourself in various areas. I can look back into posts and pictures at over the past few years and really get a feeling for who I was and how I was thinking at […]

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6 Rules For Traveling Parents: Mom Edition

In the past month Luka and I have been traveling a lot. It seems that every time we go somewhere I refine my traveling skills, usually through trial and error, sweat and tears. It has yet to be easy to travel internationally with a toddler. Hopefully one day it will be a breeze, but until […]

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The Netherlands, Part II

This is the sequel to my first post on our trip to the Netherlands. First on the list of places we went is the zoo! Actually, we went to the city, Best and to their zoo. We went to the Best Zoo. In hindsight, it was nearly the best zoo ever. It had all the […]

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The Netherlands, Part I

Last week we went on a trip to the Netherlands. It was my first time there! Luka does quite a bit of traveling now for his business and sometimes Olivia and I have the opportunity to join him. He goes and does his work things and Olivia and I play around the cities. It’s so much […]

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Hearty Healthy Beef Stew

Perfect for cold weather and staying in, this stew is full of nutrients. It was the first stew I made using all fresh ingredients from the market in the city center. 1-2.5 lbs (500g-1kg) of beef 1-2 beef bones 1-2 lbs carrots 1-2 lbs potatoes 1 bunch of celery 5-6 tomatoes 2-3 red onions 4-5 […]

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3 Travel Tips For Staying Fit

Luka and I are on the road a lot, traveling through California and Europe. Now, add a toddler to all that. It takes A LOT of energy to deal with all that. A lot of energy also goes into eating, believe it or not. Deciding what to eat, knowing when to eat, making sure the little one […]

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Practicing Immediate Forgiveness

As a mom, I believe it gets progressively more difficult as your child gets older. You may have an adjustment period with a newborn and variation in schedules due to teething and growth, but all in all when your child is a baby they are pretty enjoyable, congenial little beasts whom we adore. As they […]

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A Day of Photos

I thought I would share with all of you our Sunday through a picture taken every hour. Sunday is our family day. The day that we set apart for ourselves. We usually spend the whole day together just being together. We go to church, we workout, we maybe watch a movie, we go for a […]

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Motherhood Mantras

Motherhood is full of emotions. Good and bad. Amazing and amazingly difficult. Throughout this past year I’ve been learning a lot. I don’t want to be someone who just sits back and lets life happen and then is at the mercy of circumstances. I want to be in control of my life.  I realize one can […]

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