I had a very ungraceful moment the other day when I tripped on our bottom stair. Though the experience was not enjoyable, the results of it taught me I have a priceless gift–right in my own home.
A few nights ago, I collapsed on the couch after tucking my children into bed, and I thought I’d look through a few blogs before heading out to a baby shower. As I looked through a seemingly-endless stream of perfectly-decorated homes, darling crafts, and breathtaking photography, I started to feel like an absolute zero. I […]
This past week I finally went in for a surgery that I have been needing (and dreading) for years. A few hours after the surgery, I sent her home to get some rest—reassuring her that I was totally fine. Unfortunately, my optimism began to wane as quickly as the anesthesia.
While living in Boston back in 2003, I had the opportunity to attend a lecture by a very successful Harvard professor. To this day, I still reflect on a simple statement he made: “I have found that the times in my life when I am most successful are when I am acting, not being […]
Life has been busy lately. My 17-month-old son is an active “climber,” my husband is gone often with work and civic duties, and I spin in circles most days–going from the school drop-off to the store, hoping to exercise and shower before dinnertime. My home and family need me so much, so I try to simplify […]
I recognize that when a mother comes to a website like this, she immediately asks herself, “Who is running this website? Do we have anything in common? Can I trust her?” So I’m taking this opportunity to introduce myself a little bit, to share my story, and hopefully inspire others to join me in this […]
We recently lost our goldfish, Dorothy. Yes, I know that goldfish aren’t meant to last long, but this wasn’t just an ordinary fish. About two weeks after I miscarried our fourth child, our family was in a bit of a slump. My youngest children constantly begged for a dog (since they couldn’t have a brother), […]
Would you like to have at least an hour of quiet time every single day? (Even if your children have stopped napping?) This post is FULL of ideas to get you started.
I have a small garage and a long minivan, which means I need to park perfectly each time I get home so we can shut the garage door and still have room to maneuver ourselves into the house. I figured out a great system: To my left as I pull in, I have a set […]
My husband and I had a meeting to attend the other night, so a sweet young girl in our neighborhood came over to babysit for a couple of hours. My husband and I had put the baby down, fed the children, gotten everyone in their pajamas, made sure all the teeth were brushed, and gave […]
This is a popular business book, written to encourage us to deal with change in a healthy, productive manner. Although the book itself doesn’t specifically address motherhood issues, one of the best things a mom can learn is how to be flexible. Several great ideas are compiled into this fun book–and it takes less than one nap-time to read!
James Allen has put together a beautiful collection of thoughts and ideas designed to improve the way we think. The book is only 50 pages long, but it is powerful, inspiring, and amazing! The description from the front cover reads, “Throughout his life, James Allen (1864-1912) sought an oasis of tranquility amidst…