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April Jeppson: It’s time to talk openly about mental health

Mental health has been all over the news in recent years. Between the COVID lockdown and now the ...

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April Jeppson: It’s a great season in life to be a mother

Every Little Thing by April Jeppson I love summer. As a child I used to get a sheet ...

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April Jeppson: Take time to refresh for yourself as needed

I’m writing this week from the comfort of the Coralville, Iowa, Drury Inn. I met some of my ...

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April Jeppson: Wow, the summer break sure is flying by

As I sit here and think "is it really time to write my article?" I realize that the ...

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April Jeppson: Busy gossiping? Find a worthwhile hobby

There’s an expression. Keep your eye on your own bobber. It means focus on what you’re doing and ...

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April Jeppson: Always sing if you feel inclined to do so

Have you ever had one of those days where you wake up and you just want to sing? ...

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April Jeppson: It’s not the end — she’s simply out of sight

A friend of mine passed away a few weeks ago, and her funeral is on Saturday. This experience ...

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April Jeppson: The perfect kind of father for our children

It’s Father’s Day weekend. In the past I’ve talked about my own father and the impact that he ...

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April Jeppson: God will help us through everything in life

My sweet daughter told me that she didn’t want to go to kids camp one day this week. ...

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April Jeppson: It’s possible to be a fun person and a leader

That night as I sat around the dinner table with my parents and my husband, I told them ...

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April Jeppson: How is it my 17th anniversary already?

Every Little Thing by April Jeppson Seventeen years. That’s 6,205 days. That’s how long I’ve been married. When ...

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April Jeppson: Wow, how fast my babies are growing up

Snuggled up and watching TV the other night, my youngest decided that it would be more enjoyable to ...

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April Jeppson: Love shown through purchasing shoes

I wrote about my mother a few weeks ago when she came down for a few days and ...

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April Jeppson: My first weeks in Albert Lea and overcoming trials

When I was pregnant with my second child, my husband received a promotion. This increase in title and ...

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April Jeppson: Don’t be afraid to change the way you do things

As part of my coaching, I also teach a ninja class. It’s part of the American Ninja Warrior ...

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