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Walking is one of the big milestones in a child’s life. Friends and family ask, “is he/she walking yet?” The enormous amount of work put in by a child by the time they can walk is remarkable and doesn’t get much attention. 

I think that we all “learn to walk” over and over throughout life. We aren’t aware of the work we did to be able to walk, so didn’t mind doing it. At some point along the way, we just want to walk without doing all of the steps required. 

You have to start somewhere in order to get anywhere. Focus on the process and find value in the times you fall over along the way. I can say without a doubt that my greatest learning experiences have come from falling down. I am stronger and more resilient each time I stand back up. 

I also allow myself to take baby steps when that is what’s right for me. Scooch, crawl or hold on to something. Most importantly, keep moving. You are closer to walking than you think! I hope you find some soft carpet during the crawling stage. If not, the hard floors are preparing you for where you are going.


Love, Marnie

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Mortgage rates reached a stunning new all-time-low heading into the July 4th holiday weekend, according to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac. The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.07 percent, down from 3.13 percent the week prior and 3.75 percent a year ago this time. 

What are experts saying about the rest of 2020? 


Based on recent data on the economy, unemployment, real estate, and more, many economists are revising their forecasts for the remainder of 2020 – and the outlook is extremely encouraging. Here’s a look at what some experts have to say.

Looking for serenity at home?


Elle Decor put together a list of 10 ways to decorate your home for more serenity. Take a look at this roundup, number 5 is my favorite. 

Currently I'm...


...protecting my hands. I have routinely used sunscreen to protect my face but haven’t considered my hands until recently. A friend of mine suggested that I wear gloves when I’m driving since I’m in the car so much. A part from catching tons of flack from my kids, it’s been awesome. I can already tell the difference! I got mine here



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I've got your new Summer weekend plans. Until Labor Day, the Dunlavy will be home to Daddy's Burgers, a pop-up burger spot. You can ride your bike along the bayou and pop in for outdoor dining, good cocktails and the ability to social distance. 
Check out their delicious burger menu here. I highly recommend the onion rings. 
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