“You’re only job is to vacuum the couch so I’m not itchy.” I heard this recently during a cleanfest at my home due to Hurricane Dorian. I was not amused, as I assume some other moms wouldn’t be. Taking care of everyone else, without caring for yourself, can wear you down. As a mom, you … Continue reading Your one job is many jobs
While I like to adventure, I'm a big fan of doing it safely. When Jim Cantore tells me to stay inside and away from window, I like to do it. But for Hurricane Dorian, I had to go out and do my job. It's kinda scary and kinda fun. But that fear leaves when I … Continue reading Dorian, Day 1: photo adventure
A few years ago, I stocked up on some Momentum jewelry. Like anyone who has kids, moves and has more clutter than she should, I lost most of my pieces amid the many boxes and piles of stuff. A few weeks ago, I found one of my pieces — a tie-dyed purple and white bracelet … Continue reading Own today
My garden is full of green — lots of vines and tall stocks. No vegetables like I planned. But fall is around the corner. I’m going to try again then. I currently have a lot of flowers. So here are a few photos of them. Sunflowers Some kind of squash/gourd vine.
Italian dressing is a versatile ingredient. Yeah, it’s a good compliment to salad, but you can use it for so much more. When I run out of Italian dressing, I make my own. My own recipe calls for one part oil to two parts vinegar — 1 cup oil to 2 parts vinegar — plus … Continue reading Transformation Tuesday: Italian dressing
It looks scary. That big chasm between where you are now and where you could be. Maybe someone comes along for emotional support. The other friend is just along for the ride. Take the step to the ledge and find a comfortable spot. Take a deep breath. Let the fear and your breath out. Now … Continue reading Monday motivation: Take the leap
I want to talk about the college football game experience. Every family should try to go to at least one sporting or musical event. If your enthusiasm is contagious, the kids may end up finding something new to enjoy. It's a magical experience being with a group of people who are all excited about what they see in front of them.