39 things to do before I turn 40

Things to Do Before I Turn 40

Today is my birthday, my 39th birthday to be exact. That means I have exactly 365 days before I turn 40. I’ll admit that makes a part of me uneasy. Forty has always seemed so…old. But it’s not really, not at all, though shaking that mentality is difficult. I’ve got a year to get “okay”… [Read More]

Time Keeps On Ticking: My Word of the Year

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I’ve been thinking about a “word of the year” for the past several days. Nothing was really sticking. I toyed with the idea of appreciation – to focus on what I have in front of me, appreciate my life for what it is etc. But after a day or two, of rolling around in my… [Read More]

6 Books That Make Great Gifts

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Relaxing with a good book is something so many of us wish we had more time for. That’s one of the many things that makes a book the perfect gift. You’re asking someone to take a little time to sit and enjoy the carefully crafted story on the pages in front of them. To help… [Read More]

The struggle to breathe and move steadily onward

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…….. I’ve sat here for the last few days staring at the cursor. So much to say, but not sure how to say it. Trying to understand, but simply at a loss. Reading, desperate for more information. Trying to absorb all that is around me, coming at me from all angles. You see, I’m not… [Read More]

The circle of life is brutal

They say that parenting is hard. We all know this to be true. We know the infant/toddler years are hard in one way and the teen years are hard in another. And I’m pretty sure that the period of time that comes after that, when you let go and allow your children make their own decisions,… [Read More]

We’re all wearing war paint

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I just can’t anymore. Every time I open up my computer or pull up something on my phone, it’s negative. There is constantly some sort of war. Mommy wars. Political wars. Blogging wars. ACTUAL wars. It’s too much. Is there a deserted island I can run off too? As much as I am grateful to be… [Read More]

Nice gets a bad rap

Marie Forleo Quote

I was scrolling through my inbox last week and a subject line caught my eye. It was a simple question but one that spoke volumes to me. Is Your Kindness Viewed As Weakness? I usually delete the emails from Marie Forleo (then why subscribe you ask? No idea) but instead I actually took the time to read… [Read More]

Life happens…and we just keep going.

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I feel like I’ve been absent lately — from here, my online world. I think I have something to say and yet when I sit down to write, nothing happens. The cursor just blinks, mocking me. I stare at the empty page willing the words to pour out of me. They don’t. There’s been a… [Read More]

House Projects May Be the Death of Me

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We’ve been in our house almost ten years. It sort of baffles my mind that it’s been that long. When we moved in, I was SO happy. Our house was beautiful, open and had so much potential. I still love our house, but after ten years there are changes I want to make. I want… [Read More]