Recently I picked up the book: A Mother’s Reckoning — Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold. Klebold’s son is Dylan, one of the shooters responsible for the Columbine High School shooting. What mother of boys doesn’t...
I love a good tea party year-round, but it is definitely my go-to on a dreary winter day. Even as my kids are getting older, I find that my nine year old is not too old to enjoy a...
I'm all for leaving "surviving the day" in 2020.  I've been thinking about ways I can be intentional about setting myself up for a great day every day and came up with 8 tips that I hope help us...
It’s that time of the year where people are making New Year's Resolutions, or “setting intentions” or picking a word for the year. Whatever we call it, January is famous for declared personal changes. If you did decide on...
There are a few game-changing parenting hacks that have made a huge difference in our lives. We have four boys ages 12 to 4. Some of these hacks we’ve used for years and others we just recently implemented. 1. Draw...
Maybe your kids were lucky enough to get a few gift cards or even cash over the holidays.  Now what? In our kid's guide to money management,  January is the perfect time to get a fresh start in talking...
I have never been so burned out going into a new year.  I do like the opportunity start the new year with starting something new. And this year, we need that more than ever. I feel like I'm failing...
It's about that time! The time when you start thinking about what the new year might hold for you. New Year's Resolution Time. After the trashcan fire of 2020, it might feel even more overwhelming than usual. Maybe you're...
2020 has been a bit extra, as years go. Even if the past 11 months hadn’t been a dumpster fire, we are still a bit tired by the time we get to this point in the year, amiright? Don’t...
Gift giving is definitely my love language. In another life I'd love to be a personal shopper, though the real joy for me is watching someone open a gift I purchased that is just right. I especially like finding...
I grew up a very lucky child. My parents worked hard to provide for us everything we needed and even much of what we wanted. But, like many American kids, I found myself sometimes battling that sense of wanting...
  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...

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