Category: Every Day Living

Live a Better LIfe

The Unexpected Ways Cancer Changed My Life for the Better

Inside: The unexpected ways breast cancer taught me how live a better life.

The day before my 41st birthday, the doctor confirmed the spot on the mammogram was, in fact, cancer. Happy birthday to me.

Now five years later, I’m in remission with No Evidence of Disease (NED.) July 1 marks my 5thRead more

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The Most Important Thing to Remember About Family Dinner Time

Inside: The important thing to remember about family dinner time. Hint, it’s not what the experts tell you.

“A family who eats together, stays together.”

I read this quote on a blog explaining why family dinner time at the table is so important.

Great. Another reminder of yet another area in which I feel like … 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 Your Expectations: 4 Things You Need to Know

Inside: Managing your expectations and giving yourself grace when you mess up.

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