10 Ways to Relieve Holiday Stress

Post may contain affiliate links. Please see my Disclosure and Privacy statement for details. The holidays are here friends, they come at the same time every year and bring on a lot of the same stresses. Mental stress, physical stress, family stress. When Mama’s not happy, nobody’s happy. Trying to get it all done all … Read more

3 Big Business Boutique Takeaways and November Prayers

Post may contain affiliate links. Please see my Disclosure and Policy statement for details. If you follow me on social media at all, you are probably well aware that I attended Christy Wright’s Business Boutique in Nashville. I made several social media posts about it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and it was life-changing. Something that … Read more

Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

I saw a meme the other day that said something along the lines of how Fall is a season that reminds us that there are things we can let go of. Boy, that is so much easier said than done, but I love the symbolism of it. In my last post I told you I … Read more

Where Did September Go?

It’s October. Seriously, weren’t we just at the pool? Wasn’t I just doing back-to-school shopping? It’s pumpkin time. And you know what that means. Turkey day and then Christmas. For me, September was gone in a flash. Freelance work-wise I like to think of it as The Great Recovery after a summer drought. Things picked … Read more

What I Learned After 2 Weeks of Healthy Food and Exercise

**This post may contain affiliate links for products I have tried, love and recommend. In a recent post, I told you about how I ask my sons to tell me 3 good things about their day as soon as they get home from school. And in an effort to concentrate on the positive, I held … Read more

We Are So Sorry, Jacob Wetterling

**Sometimes in life we see something so Earth-shattering that everything just stops. We have to slow down and process what’s in front of us before we can move forward. I have thought of nothing else this week besides the Wetterling case. Here are my thoughts. “I want to say Jacob, I’m so sorry.” At a … Read more

Just Another Day in the Life

“Which one did you get?” “I get Kywo-wen, what did you get?” “I got the Millenium Falcon!” I like to give the boys Star Wars gummy vitamins in the morning to help balance out the lack of any kind of  “good cereal” in the house. I always buy the boring  and generic versions of Rice … Read more

What the Guns N’ Roses Tour Taught Me About Life

When I first heard that Guns N’ Roses was planning  a reunion tour, I was cautiously optimistic. I was excited to the depths of my soul at the thought I could get a chance to see the beloved and rebellious soundtrack of my youth played out on stage, but I was cautious at getting my … Read more

How To Save Money on Back-to-School Shopping Every Year

How to save money on supplies, backpacks and school clothes every year.

I’ve been around the back-to-school shopping block a few times and I’ve found ways to help stretch supplies, clothing and the family budget from year-to-year. I still enjoy the tradition of going shopping before school starts. We still buy new things to start the school year fresh, but there are several practical ways to help greatly reduce … Read more

How We Finally Got Control Of Overflowing Toys

The kids helped organize toys and reduce clutter and we finally got control of overflowing toys.

**Post may contain affiliate links I know how it happens. A little toy here, a little toy there, a birthday comes, then Christmas… A few years go by and we hang on to things and before we know it, our homes are insane and overflowing with toys. There’s a lot of judgement out there about … Read more

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