Dear Heartbroken Kindergarten Mom, This is Where The Magic Begins

I read a sweet piece recently about Kindergarten. One mom’s perspective on her daughter’s first day of school. About endings and beginnings and letting go and heartbreak. She shared her anguish. How she felt kindergarten was an ugly trick just setting her daughter up to go…

To The Mom Who Ran Out Of Goodie Bags, Thank You!

Day four of Kindergarten and I could immediately tell something was wrong. “Did you have a good day?” “NO.” He launched into the reasons before I could respond. Talking fast, he was obviously fueled by hours of pent up frustration. I tried to keep up. But…

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How To Make Decluttering Absolutely Magical: Check Out What I Did

This post includes affiliate links however all opinions are mine.   I would love to have a magic wand magically turn my clutter into perfectly organized joy. Decluttering can bring joy?   Seriously? Yes, I absolutely believe this. The first time I read about the blockbuster book, The Life-Changing Magic…

Donald Trump and My Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

I woke up with a runny nose. The 50/50 kind that sometimes just goes away and sometimes turns into a horrible allergy ambush. I braced myself for the latter and hoped my counterattack would work. I had WAY too much to do and didn’t have time for…

Heartfelt Advice You Need To Know: My Warning To Young Parents

Deja vu. I was sitting in an elementary school cafeteria surrounded by young parents of entering kindergarteners. Many were doing their best to simultaneously entertain toddlers and pay attention to where to drop off, pick up and pay for lunch amid warnings of the perils of unattended children and pleas…

Worst Mommy Ever (A Guest Post From That Mommy Blog)

I’m excited to welcome Michelle to my blog today. Who would have ever thought my star Sunday School Student, a precious little moppet with blond curls and huge blue eyes, would grow up someday to marry this wonderful woman and give me the gift of a great friend…

My Birthday Fix: Stitch Fix Review #2

Welcome to my Birthday Fix! What is Stitch Fix, you might ask?  It’s a wonderful styling service where clothing and accessories are delivered right to your door, as often you like, no obligation, and according to your own style preferences. If you haven’t tried Stitch Fix…

Fifteen Precious Minutes and Why They Matter

“Sit by me, Papa!” I was positive my husband’s response to this request would gently be, “Not right now, I need to do some work stuff.” Instead it was a question. “Why do you want me to sit with you?” And the…

Priceless Quotes To Reclaim Joy When Life Gets Tough

I love the way a good quote can make you stop for a moment and think, “Hey! That’s right!” Or how a a special collection of words can comfort, redirect or bring profound insight and clarity when things are really crazy.  “I’m thankful…

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How I Saved A Ton By Making My Own Dog Food

My family is animal crazy. No, seriously. It’s really not healthy. On top of that, I’m not kidding when I tell you strays just seem to find us.  It’s like a cloud, or an aura, or something else I don’t really believe…