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  It’s the week of Thanksgiving. I feel hard pressed to find ways to put the THANKS in Thanksgiving. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been scrambling all week to prepare for a  glorious, Pinterest-worthy holiday with family (Ok, Pinterest-worthy...
As the year 2020 comes to an end and the dust settles, I find myself reflecting on the last 11 months. This is a year I'm sure not many of us will be quick to forget. But it was...
What do you do with all the family photos you are carrying around in your pocket on your phone? Do you have printed photos or photo albums? In my previous life, I was a professional photographer taking photos of...
I am one of those crazy people who loves going Black Friday shopping, and sadly, this will not be one of those years with the rising Covid-19 cases. Fortunately, the stores know that many people are less likely to...
After a crazy day of working and balancing all the things, I rushed around to get dinner on the table before our evening plans. I shouted 2-3 times for everyone to come to dinner, they rushed into the room,...
Back in 2016, when the idea of “Karen” first became popular, we all thought it was funny, right? For those who may not know, a “Karen” is middle-aged white woman who complains to the manager when she is unhappy,...
My friends and family get a lot of unsolicited book recommendations and one of my greatest joys is matching the right person with the right book.  This month I want to tell you about some favorite Halloween books for...
This year Halloween falls at the perfect time: it is on a Saturday, and there will also be a full moon that rarely happens on Halloween to make the night extra spooky. Of course, while we are still in...
 With families spending more time at home together in 2020, many people have added a pet to their household. Teaching children pet care can begin as young as two! If you’ve added, or are thinking of adding...
Setting aside time and making intentional choices to promote one’s physical, spiritual and emotional well being can be difficult. Especially as most of us learn to navigate our children's new school routines and all the other unknowns we seem...
By now you would think I would know not to compare one pregnancy to another. They are never the same. Even when you think you know how things will go, a curveball hits and you are right...
I’ve been a mom now for 11 years and there are four cleaning/household supplies I can’t live without: Dawn dish soap (blue), OxiClean, Magic Eraser, and Vinegar. I didn’t know about all of these when I first became a...

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Black Friday and Before: 2020 Edition

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I am one of those crazy people who loves going Black Friday shopping, and sadly, this will not be one of those years with...