Giving the Gift of Presence

A Moment of Calm Amidst the Hustle And Bustle This Holiday Season One of my favorite ways to start my morning is to indulge in the stillness and read a few passages in my NIV, Mom’s Devotional Bible.  Ever since I was old enough to read, I’ve been a self-help junkie.  It’s a bit ironic to me that it took me until my…

Low Cost Alternatives to Pampering Yourself

Let’s face it, in #MomLife, we are faced with the dichotomy of being ever in need of some R&R, with very few opportunities to be able to indulge.  And, I’m sure I’m not alone in  that, when I finally get some time away, I’m constantly thinking of my kids, missing them,  and anxiously awaiting my return. &nbsp…

The Joy is In the Journey

First, my apologies. It’s been a little while since I’ve posted.  I’ll admit, life has gotten pretty crazy around here!  The schedule with Luke, our six-month-old has taken an unpredictable turn in the p.m. hours.  (As in, wayyyy too little sleep.). Some people do better than others on little sleep.  (Read: I don’t function so well on little sleep…

An Ode to The New School Year 

Can you feel it? Butterflies, optimism, hope and new beginnings?  Those are just a few of the words to describe the way I feel this time of year. It’s a feeling that’s been instilled in me since I was old enough to remember. Fresh hair cut, new clothes, new back pack and lunchbox. A gloriously blank notebook and vibrant new set of markers, crayons and pencils…

Mom’s Night In Box Review

What are Night In Boxes All About? “What a GREAT idea!” I thought.  A huge part of the joy I get from blogging is sharing the simple ways to make life memorable and fun with you, my reader! So, I ventured to the website to check it out.  I was looking for a fun date night subscription box that Erik and I could have fun with.  When I…