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Emilia’s Birthday,  My Dilemma

Emilia’s Birthday, My Dilemma

[This is Emilia. She turns 12 next week. She is awesome] When to buy the Phone?!? My oldest daughter Emilia turns 12 next week, as we inch ever closer toward the teenage years. For her birthday, she asked for two things. #1 – The best steak in town. #2 – A...
Batter Up

Batter Up

When my daughters were born, I remember wondering about what it was going to be like watching them play sports, sing in choir, perform in plays. Now that they are older and doing those things, I don’t have to wonder any more. I get to watch them compete and...
Christmas letter from the Turner Family

Christmas letter from the Turner Family

Merry Christmas! Here is our Christmas Letter. It’s full of photos from our adventures and mis-adventures throughout the year.     PLUS – Emilia and Ivy just posted a hilarious video of them decorating the tree this year.     From our family to yours. We wish you...
CRUSH IT – Don’t muck this up.

CRUSH IT – Don’t muck this up.

“Crush It”  Work Life vs Home Life I first learned about Gary Vaynerchuk not long before he published his first book called “Crush it.” Since then, I’ve been a fan and have watched him grow a media empire from scratch. He is an amazing speaker. He...
I’m on The Defensive

I’m on The Defensive

“I’m on the defensive.” I’m on a roller coaster of excitement and stress. On Sunday, I had a stack of critical things I had planned to work on. How much of it did I get done? Zero. I did work. As in, I worked on my computer. For many hours. But I couldn’t...
I almost married a spy

I almost married a spy

For as long as I have known Amanda she has always wanted to be a writer.  But before I ever spoke to her, I thought she was Russian. I’m not kidding. When I first saw her she was speaking fluently in Russian with someone else. I didn’t even know if she spoke English....