How to Savor Summer Break With Your Kids

How to Slow Down and Savor Summer Break with Your Kids

Inside: Summer Break with your kids goes too fast. Here’s how to make the most of it.

Eighteen special summers. That’s approximately what we get before our kids venture out on their own into internships, college courses, and careers. I had this thought a few years ago and it stopped me in my tracks.

When … Read more

What Does Breathe and Reboot Mean

Breathe and Reboot – What Does It Mean?

Breathe and Reboot defines my life; it’s my process; my mantra.

You see, for years, I struggled. I struggled with balance. Struggled with weight. And with work. Also, parenting. I struggled to keep my house clean, with my child’s homework, with staying on top of the laundry, remembering to pay the bills and what to … Read more

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Want to Be Clutter-Free? 5 Simple Habits for a Clutter-Free Life

Inside: Get a clutter-free home and and life with 5 simple habits.

How many times have you searched frantically for that jacket, your keys, or even your child’s field trip permission slip, because there is too much clutter in your house?

It’s a common scenario. Seems like most of us are drowning in clutter, costing … Read more

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4 Tips That Will Help You Clear Out Sentimental Clutter

Inside: How to declutter sentimental items without the guilt.

I picked up a tiny, pink cotton dress, and put it to my face. Inhaling deeply, I felt the tears coming. Sitting on the living room floor, I looked around at piles of tiny onesies, rompers and itty-bitty shoes with dread.

Why is it so … Read more

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The Truth About Managing Expectations on Vacation: 4 Things You Need to Know

Inside: How to give yourself grace – managing expectations on family vacation.

Irritated, I reached for my daughter’s arm to hurry her along. The huge resort iguana captured her attention while I was rushing to get us to the pool.

I felt my arm brush the coke bottle in her hand and heard the loud … Read more

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Struggling with Marriage Money Problems? 3 Simple Solutions

Inside: Common marriage money problems and three tips to overcome them.

My shoulders ached with tension as I sat at the computer, reviewing our joint checking transactions. I bit my lip and squeezed my eyes shut to hold back frustrated tears.

Sighing with despair, I realized that we didn’t have an income problem. No. What … Read more