I’ll admit, I’m bad when it comes to thinking of fun activities. I’m usually overwhelmed with a lot on my mind. So coming up with fun Spring Break Activities isn’t my best strength. Plus, we’re tightening up spending this month in light of our upcoming family vacation in May.
Girl drama. I hoped we could avoid it. We actually made it a little more than halfway through fourth grade before it slapped us right in the face. And let me tell you: it stung. But, it also taught me about kids and accountability, and teaching my child to own it.
From an early age, … Read more
When it comes to fashion, our daughter loves making her own choices. I learned quickly to empower my daughter by letting her dress herself. In fact, I stopped picking out her outfits soon after she could toddle into her closet and pull clothes off the hangers.
I didn’t make this decision intentionally, but by default, … Read more
I will never forget my daughter’s first t-ball game.
I would watch her hanging out in right field, twirling in lazy circles. Every inning, she would meticulously pull up the grass. She also played rock paper scissors with her teammate while the opposing team was at bat. At one point, she wore her mitt on … Read more
Today was supposed to be kind of a big day. Today was the day we had tickets to the North Pole Experience. Based on everyone’s Facebook check-ins and statuses, the event is spectacular and all the kids had a blast. I had my doubts, but I thought I would give it a shot. I should … Read more
Is the Grass Greener Over Here?
Once I quit my job, I thought my problems were solved. But it’s funny, because now I’m asking myself: Is the grass greener over here? Or over there? Surprisingly, I’m still not sure. I don’t have that answer. But, I can share 5 things I’ve learned since I quit … Read more
How a Journal Practice Can Help Make Sense of Your Mess
So far, my 40’s have brought me lots of changes. Weight gain, hair loss, breast cancer, hormone fluctuations, and a whole lot of feelings that I’m not even sure I can succinctly summarize. I’ve been overwhelmed by life more times than I can count. … Read more
Wait, what? It’s okay? Failing can be good for you? Failure can be a gift? Yes. I say yes.
Have you ever failed at your chosen career? I have.
Even though the phrase “failure is not an option” was burned in my brain after my one week training class as a Farmer’s Insurance agent. Even … Read more
If there’s one thing I love, it’s getting out of town with my family. Something about getting away, even for a long weekend, just lifts my spirits. But vacation costs add up fast. Since I’m the money-manager of the family, I’m always looking for ways to save money on family travel.
Our family vacations can … Read more
I would love to say that I easily manage stress with self-care. Truth is, I’m not, but I’m getting there. Which is important, because I really want my daughter to develop a self-care practice for herself.
I learned pretty quickly that I was not setting a good example with her. See, when she was three, … Read more
Stress. None of us are immune. I know I’ve had my share. And while we all deal with stress on a regular basis, some of us handle with it differently. Me? I’m a stress eater. Times of stress and overwhelm are when I typically make my worst food choices.
But since hitting my forties, I … Read more
Abundance. One of my favorite words. Around here, we run around yelling “Abundance!” and high fiving each other when something good happens. That’s because, over the past four years, we’ve learned to develop an abundance mindset.
Why do we do this? Why do we high-five and yell “Abundance!” all the time? One, because … Read more