Need a Holiday Gift? What about the “F” Word?


Still looking for that last holiday gift? Is there a person in your life that you really do not want to give a gift to, but feel obligated to give one to? What if there was a way you could “keep the family peace” this holiday season without having to spend a lot of time and money? If you are interested, then I have the perfect gift for you….it’s the “F” word. What if you could give a gift that some have considered life changing? And this gift can be a holiday hit even if the other person does not…

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Thriving – Rather Than Just Surviving – the Winter Holidays


The holidays are a comin’ Actually, they are already here. Personally, I find that the holidays are a great time of year, but they can also be a stressful one as well. Yet, I do not want to just settle for muddling through and surviving the holidays. I actually want to enjoy them. Instead of feeling overwhelmed with stuff to do, I want to enjoy what I’m doing. Like everything in motherhood, perhaps thriving comes from simplification: eliminate the chaos and go back to the basics of the holiday season. The fun of making holiday gifts and sweet treats with…

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The Holiday Grump


It is so easy for me to become a Holiday Grump by getting lost in the details of the holidays rather than simply enjoy them with my kids.

5 Back to School Pitfalls to Avoid


Summer is quickly coming to end, and the busyness of another school year is here. When I think of the busyness associated with school, I conjure up one word: UGH, and I’m not referring to the footwear. Here are 5 pitfalls I am trying to avoid this back to school season. 1. Not Planning ahead Failure to plan just a little bit tends to create a lot of chaos. I don’t even want to guess how many mornings I left the house just praying that everything would fall into line. Truthfully, I can be pretty organized personally. Yet, I get…

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