Growing Pains

When my kids were babies, I remember thinking that parenting would be so much easier when they got older. No more waking up to feed them in the night, no more carrying them around, no more deciphering what their cries meant. Of course, now that they’re 17 and almost 21, it has been beaten into … Continue reading Growing Pains

House Ramble

I live in the home my former husband and I bought together two decades ago in which to raise our children. We renovated it pretty much top to bottom, inside and out. It’s a beautiful home in a great location, and now it belongs solely to me. I realize what a great thing this is, … Continue reading House Ramble

World Kindness Day

Today is World Kindness Day. This is a great thing because maybe it can counteract any whacky Friday the 13th vibes. Wikipedia defines it as follows: “World Kindness Day is to highlight good deeds in the community focusing on the positive power and the common thread of kindness which binds us. Kindness is a fundamental … Continue reading World Kindness Day

Cleaning and Purging

One of my very favorite things to do is clean and organize. My partner and I spent the afternoon today working our way through all the kitchen cabinets and drawers. We love to cook, and we’ve accumulated a lot of gadgets we don’t really use, and when he moved in, we ended up with doubles … Continue reading Cleaning and Purging

Hello Fresh Review

I absolutely hate meal planning and food shopping. Because I didn’t work outside the home when my kids came along, this was one of the household tasks I took on and have continued as a single person and again with my current partner. Five million meals later, I’m here to tell you I still don’t … Continue reading Hello Fresh Review

Feel Free to Keep Scrolling

I know this has been said a million times before, but I’m here today to say it again. If you don’t like something you see on social media, and if it in no way affects you or your life, FEEL FREE TO KEEP SCROLLING. I understand it’s not always easy. I know that sometimes the … Continue reading Feel Free to Keep Scrolling

My 5 Favorite Things About Autumn

Growing up in Florida, I never really got to experience the seasonal changes that autumn brings. Florida, for the most part, has two seasons: hot and hotter. I'm a beach girl, so it never bothered me, and I assumed it was normal to lie in the sun on Christmas. So when I moved to the … Continue reading My 5 Favorite Things About Autumn

Facing Reality

I'm typically an optimist. I believe in the goodness of people, and I try to be a good person myself. I like to believe that I have strong morals and values, and when I screw up, I apologize and change my behavior to the best of my ability. I believe that love is stronger than … Continue reading Facing Reality

Check On Your People

We've got a lot of crazy stuff going on right now. Pandemics, elections, remote learning, working from home, civil unrest, you name it. Because we've been asked to be home so much, it's really easy for people to start feeling isolated and alone. When you feel isolated and alone, it's really easy to start sinking … Continue reading Check On Your People

Does Worry Ever Help?

My Tennessee grandmother had a ceramic porch decoration that said "Never Hurry, Never Worry" on it. It hangs in my home now as a reminder, mainly because I'm probably one of the biggest worriers on the planet and need the encouragement. I worry about my kids, I worry about employment for myself, I worry about … Continue reading Does Worry Ever Help?