Date Night: Our Mini-vacation

On Thursday my husband and I left the kids with his parents and drove four hours east to Kansas City. I previously had written about how anxious I was leaving the kids at home with their grandparents. It only got worse as the week progressed, to the point I thought that I would need to … Continue reading Date Night: Our Mini-vacation


My Self-care Wishlist

When I look back on each day, the one thing I see that I skimp on more than anything is self-care. I take care of the needs of others and often neglect caring for myself. I don't take enough time to relax. I don't get enough sleep. I don't eat a healthy enough diet. I … Continue reading My Self-care Wishlist

Confronting my Own Mortality

“Tis the wink of an eye, 'tis the draught of a breath, From the blossom of health to the paleness of death, From the gilded saloon to the bier and the shroud- Oh! why should the spirit of mortal be proud?” ― William Knox My husband and I will soon be taking an overnight out of … Continue reading Confronting my Own Mortality

How to Establish a Morning Routine that Works

Ever wake up early with the best intentions of getting to work on time, or even early, only to be even later than usual? Do you struggle to get yourself and your family ready in the morning? When I lived on my own, before a family, before having a smartphone, before being old and requiring … Continue reading How to Establish a Morning Routine that Works

Mother’s Day Picture Frame Project

My daughter Abby loves to do "projects" and wanted to make something for both of her grandmothers for Mother's Day.  She is such a sweet girl who loves to make things to give as gifts for everyone.  I receive new drawings or other artwork daily. During our last trip to Walmart, we found some supplies … Continue reading Mother’s Day Picture Frame Project

My New Favorite Hairstyling Tool

I have a new favorite hairstyling tool. It is the Koolulu Magical Hair Styler 2 in 1 Ionic Hair Straightener Brush. My mom gave me this brush after she had bought it on Zulily and didn't care for it. I think she just didn't give it a chance; my mom is the type person who … Continue reading My New Favorite Hairstyling Tool

Mother’s Day Ideas for Every Mom

*Affiliate links disclosure: As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. This means if you purchase an item from Amazon through a link on my website I receive compensation at no extra cost to you. It's that time of year again, Mother's Day will soon be here.  This year Mother's Day falls on Sunday, … Continue reading Mother’s Day Ideas for Every Mom