Guest Post: Momming in Dallas, TX Versus Momming in Barcelona, Spain

During my travels in Europe, I have found it interesting to see the differences in raising children and family life, as compared to the United States. I have wanted to write about this subject for some time, so you can imagine how happy I was to receive an email from author Krista Brock proposing a … Continue reading Guest Post: Momming in Dallas, TX Versus Momming in Barcelona, Spain

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Momumental Mothers #9 Rachel

I DECIDED TO CREATE MOMUMENTAL MOTHERS TO CELEBRATE WOMEN FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE. EACH OF THE WOMEN I WILL FEATURE ARE DIFFERENT, BUT THEY ARE ALL UNITED IN MOTHERHOOD. Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to Rachel. Rachel is my younger sister, but she is one of the women I most look … Continue reading Momumental Mothers #9 Rachel

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Book Review: Baby Sleep Solutions- Plus a Giveaway!

I am excited to let you know that Katrina Villegas has kindly provided me with an extra copy of her fabulous new book Baby Sleep Solutions: Exhausted? How to Get Your Baby Sleeping Through the Night in 6 Easy Steps to giveaway to one of my readers! My kids have never been good sleepers. My … Continue reading Book Review: Baby Sleep Solutions- Plus a Giveaway!

Galuskis: The Smell of My Family Christmas

When you think of the smell of Christmas, what does it bring to mind? Maybe cinnamon and nutmeg? Cranberries? Gingerbread? Roasting chestnuts? A fresh cut Christmas tree? Peppermint candy canes? One of my very favorite memories of Christmases past is of waking up to the smell of galuskis, or cabbage rolls, cooking. My mother's family … Continue reading Galuskis: The Smell of My Family Christmas

The Ebb and Flow of the Ever-present Mom Guilt

Wednesday night after work I drove to my boss' home and spent time talking, eating snacks, and drinking wine with my two friends and my boss and her husband. We sat in the basement by the fireplace, the room lit by the beautiful Christmas tree and various Christmas decorations and candles around the room. There … Continue reading The Ebb and Flow of the Ever-present Mom Guilt

The Great Decluttering of 2019 has Begun

"We all have a million things vying for our attention. If you tell yourself that you don’t have enough time to clear out your junk, you might be delaying the well-being and relief you could experience by tackling it. If not now, when?"Lisa J. Shultz, Lighter Living: Declutter. Organize. Simplify. I've spoken before about my anxiety … Continue reading The Great Decluttering of 2019 has Begun

It’s OK to Say No

Are you the type of person who is constantly trying to help others? Do you get asked to go somewhere at the last minute and feel bad if you don't? Do you go to get-togethers that you really don't want to go to? Do you get suckered into regularly babysitting someone else's kids? Are you … Continue reading It’s OK to Say No

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Mommin' in the Real World's 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is here! I love to find or create the ideal gift for each of my family and friends, but it is not always so easy! (I'm looking at you, Dad...) If you're anything like me, it is likely you are searching for the perfect gift for at least one person on your … Continue reading Mommin' in the Real World's 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

The Best Dollar Tree Stocking Stuffers

Dollar Tree is a store that is relatively new to my small community. I don't shop there often, but when I do I always seem to find something great. Last Easter I was able to fill the kids' Easter baskets with lots of fun stuff from Dollar Tree without breaking the bank, so I went … Continue reading The Best Dollar Tree Stocking Stuffers

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Momumental Mothers #8: Analena

I DECIDED TO CREATE MOMUMENTAL MOTHERS TO CELEBRATE WOMEN FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE. EACH OF THE WOMEN I WILL FEATURE ARE DIFFERENT, BUT THEY ARE ALL UNITED IN MOTHERHOOD. Today it is my pleasure to interview Analena. When I read an e-mail from a reader named Analena, I knew right away that I wanted … Continue reading Momumental Mothers #8: Analena