Author Archive | Mara Proost


50 Years of Marriage Wisdom

My parents (Ken and Sue) recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. FIFTY. YEARS.  I adore my parents. I’ve always admired their marriage and what they mean to each other. They made (and make) marriage look so easy; so effortless. As I grew older, got married, started a family – I saw that marriage is NOT […]

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Mommas: Speak Up & Ask!

On a rare adult night out while our husbands were yukking it up over drinks, I was able to catch up with a girlfriend. We don’t get to see each other a lot (hi, kids and work and sports and life) but when we do – I so enjoy our time together. We updated each […]

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Teaching Our Kids to be Hungry, Humble, and Smart

On a recent vacation sans kids (insert fist pump) I finally had a chance to catch up on my reading list. A book in my queue has been The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni. The core of the book is how to “recognize and cultivate the three essentials virtues” in your team: Hungry, Humble, […]

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Love Languages: How to Love Better

Have you heard of the book – The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman? Whether you’ve been married for 15 years or 15 minutes – this is a must read. (There’s even a book for kids!) I’m a big fan of the Five Love Languages as I find them so helpful in learning how to […]

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Traveling Solo Safely

Usually when I travel for work, I do it solo. But this past time I was able to travel with one of my favorite co-workers. “Did you see the news this morning?!” She asked me when we met up at our gate. I hadn’t (news watching is a thing of the past for me. Kids […]

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