Posts Posts by: "Jamie Beeson"

I recently downloaded a parenting app, typed in one of my kiddo’s information, and on the completion screen, it said, “You have 528 weeks left. Don’t miss it.” Wow, there’s nothing like a hard number thrown in your face daily to remind you of the importance of the present moment! If you…(Read More)

Does it seem to you that teamwork has become a preference versus a priority in our culture? Don’t we hear “I prefer working in a team” or “I prefer working alone”? I’m all about honoring our uniqueness, individuality, and owning the things that make us who we are, but I’m about to…(Read More)

As we pulled into the driveway of the mountainside Bed and Breakfast, a young man walked out the front door to greet us. Skinny, with a man bun, he introduced himself with a thick accent “Hi, I am Thijme.” As he showed us to our room, he began to tell us his story. He had…(Read More)

I admire people with green thumbs. I have had seasons of a valiant effort in trying to keep indoor plants alive. I currently have none so you can assume their fate. Unfortunately, my husband doesn’t possess this green thumb we speak of either. We tried for YEARS to make our grass green. We did…(Read More)

Being nervous shouldn’t stop you. I’m that undercover introvert. “Extroverted introvert” some call us. If you know me because of my professional life, you’d think I was lying. I’ve been forced or strongly guided into doing extrovert things when everything inside of me screams “No! No! No!” As a result, I…(Read More)

Picture this: You are in a race. Ok, pause. Hold up. I know some of you are already thinking “Oh dang, I’m in a race?! I’m going to lose. I’m so out of shape.” So, let’s also pretend that you are in uber good running shape and have been training for…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s February 2018 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  Batteries not included.  Some assembly required.  Those are dreaded words for parents, especially at birthday parties or Christmas when you’ve forgotten to purchase batteries.  Ahh…(Read More)

Resolution of Renew

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Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s January 2018 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  What do resolutions even mean to us anymore?  It’s true that we never pass a year without the masses joining a gym and resolving to make this…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s December 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  Class is in session.  The days between Thanksgiving and Christmas present a unique “university” experience, but it seems we repeatedly skip class, sleep through lectures, and miss assignments…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s November 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  I’m guilty. I’m guilty of being the idiot who spouted out all kinds of cliché phrases to ‘comfort’ someone who was mourning. I am guilty of saying…(Read More)