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

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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

Weekend Recap

Our family had a pretty busy weekend.  We did a lot but didn't get to do as much as we'd hoped. I was wanting to go to see Avengers: Endgame but we didn't get a chance.  I have been trying to stay offline as much as possible so that I don't read any spoilers. Saturday … Continue reading Weekend Recap

Redecorating my Daughter’s Room for Almost Nothing

As of late, my daughter has been super obsessed with Disney princesses. Case in point, this morning she is drawing pictures of princesses. I initially resisted her interest in all things princess related, but she has been persistent. I think much of her requests for princess everything has been fueled by her preschool girlfriends and … Continue reading Redecorating my Daughter’s Room for Almost Nothing

What the Easter Bunny Brought to Our House

The Easter Bunny showed up and boy, did he leave some fun stuff in the kids' Easter baskets. I spent about $10 or under for each kid. It was easy to pick stuff for Abby, but I had a more difficult time finding age appropriate stuff for Oscar: most things I could find were either … Continue reading What the Easter Bunny Brought to Our House

13 Secrets I Use to Keep my House Clean

I have two kids and a husband. It goes without saying that my house would look like the perfect storm had hit (AKA hurricane Abby and tropical storm Oscar) if I let it. One thing I can't stand is a messy house or a full house. Disorganization and stuff everywhere drives me crazy. If you … Continue reading 13 Secrets I Use to Keep my House Clean