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

New Year, New Resolve: How to be Successful in Making Changes

Today is January 28th, how well have you stuck to your New Year's resolutions? If you are like many people, you have begun to falter or have given up completely by now. If you are still going strong, I commend you! Each year many people decide to create resolutions to make changes in their lives, … Continue reading New Year, New Resolve: How to be Successful in Making Changes

My October Goals

How is it October already? My, how this year has passed so quickly! I recently had my yearly evaluation at work, where I had to choose two new goals for the year ahead. I decided to carry this forward to my life at home, but to choose new goals on a monthly basis. This month … Continue reading My October Goals

Too Much to do, Too Little Time

I always keep the door to my bedroom shut. This is because my room is a mess. While, most of the time, my house is generally in order, at any given moment my bedroom is a mess. My dresser has piles of stuff on top: jewelry, photos needing placed in albums, hair ties, random junk … Continue reading Too Much to do, Too Little Time

Embracing my Inner Jedi: Stepping Outside of my Comfort Zone

Earlier I was listening to the TED Talk Radio Hour on NPR podcast about being in your comfort zone. It was all about and how people often get in the habit of staying at their status quo, have issues with moving past their norm, and getting out of their comfort zone. This podcast struck a … Continue reading Embracing my Inner Jedi: Stepping Outside of my Comfort Zone

Pass the Coffee

Holy crap. Being a mom is tiring. I knew it would be, especially once we threw another kid into the mix- but damn. Ugh, pass the coffee, I'm running out of umph. I have been trying to get my shit together, thinking, maybe if I get all their clothes ready the night before, or, maybe … Continue reading Pass the Coffee

Does It Ever Get Easier?

Early this morning I glanced at the clock as I carried my sleeping baby from where I had been nursing him in the living room to the bedroom. Thank goodness it is only 1:30 a.m. and I can sleep for a few more hours. I'm so glad it is the weekend. Maybe the kids will … Continue reading Does It Ever Get Easier?

It’s Just Stuff

The Great Stuff Purge of 2017 has begun. It started innocently enough a few days ago, but once the ball got rolling it has gained in size and I am not sure where it will end. When did we accumulate so much stuff? Where did we get so much stuff? Why do we keep so … Continue reading It’s Just Stuff

Stuff My Parents Did to Prepare Me to Be an Adult

My parents taught my sister and I a lot of things growing up.  They gave us responsibilities and taught us to be self-sufficient and self-reliant, preparing us to be grown-ups.  They taught us how to do a lot of things that many of my peers never learned to do until they had left home and … Continue reading Stuff My Parents Did to Prepare Me to Be an Adult