The Importance Of Organization – Stress Relief To Save Mom’s Sanity

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I’m an organization fanatic. I can get lost in the plastic bins, drawers, baskets, and other organizing paraphernalia in those big home stores we all love. But, this isn’t so much about how to organize as it is about the importance of staying organized when you’re trying to take care of a busy family. All the baskets and bins in the world won’t help you keep your sanity if you don’t first figure out the basics of organizing your life. {Read More}

Are You Looking For Mr. Perfect?

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  How many of us have made a list of what would make the perfect man for us. His looks, how he would  act and the amount of money he made are things that many of us would count as important. Did he resemble Fabio with the strength of a famous football player? Our imaginations could paint any picture we wanted and reading romance books and watching soap operas gave our minds lots of fodder to use. Then we would {Read More}

The Wedding Ring

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My hubby’s wedding ring split in the back last week. He has been wearing it for the last 27 years and the metal finally gave out from all the wear and tear it has gone through. I need to get him a new one and we talked about replacing my set as well. We where much younger and had no money when the first set was bought. In fact we paid $300 for all three rings and had to make {Read More}

After School Activity Along With Proper Nutrition Can Curb Childhood Obesity

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In the United States, child obesity rates are on the rise as our kids continue to eat processed fast foods, and sit in front of the television for hours on end watching movies or playing video games. Families all over America struggle to make time to prepare nutritious snacks and meals. With jobs, schedules and many kids home alone to fend for themselves after school, it’s nearly impossible for parents to help their children eat better and stay healthy. What’s {Read More}

Outside Influences and Your Marriage

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Our marriages do not always receive the quality and quantity of time and attention that they so desperately need. With work obligations, family schedules and the other hours of other things in our schedule the quiet, dependable marriage is placed on the back burner and we let outside influences become more important. It isn’t until those marriages start to create trouble that we remember them and then hope that there is still enough love and commitment left in these marriages {Read More}

The Responsibilities of Being a Wife

There's a simple way to keep your home spring-clean fresh all year through.

When I first became a wife the responsibilities of the job didn’t enter my mind. I was young, in love and all I wanted was to be with my hubby. Those thoughts stayed with me for the next 24 hours until reality hit my new little world. There was no money, no time and no honeymoon since my new husband started a new job a month before the wedding and paid vacation wouldn’t be coming for another year. So on {Read More}

Soggy day activity: Get dirty!

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Soggy day activities: potato prints

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Last week, my kids were home from school for a scheduled vacation. What wasn’t scheduled was a babysitter. (Well, actually she was scheduled but had a family emergency and had to cancel.) Normally, we would schedule some activities for the outside as the girls love the snow and cold weather. However, this winter has been relatively mild and last week was pretty soggy. So I had to come up with some ways to keep the girls entertained and engaged inside. {Read More}

How can I have it all?

The fact is, you can’t have it all. But don’t feel bad about it… know you are in good company because no one can have it all. Somewhere, somehow, we got this idea in our heads that we can balance running our own business, taking care of families and looking utterly fantastic while we do it. Frankly, I blame Enjoli, one of the stinkiest perfumes in the early 80′s. Take a look: Look whether you go to work, run our {Read More}

Temper Tantrum Drama

This isn’t going to be your typical post about a 2 or 3-year old throwing a fit.  Instead, this is about a perpetually 39 year old throwing a fit.  That’s right, I threw a fit this morning. It wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t acceptable and there is no taking it back.  It does give me the opportunity to show to my kids that I am human, I get overwhelmed and make mistakes. And it gives me an opportunity to model humility {Read More}