Be more series · Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Friday – Excuse

I am joining Five Minute Friday again this week.  This week's prompt is "excuse".  Here goes: This seems like a particularly meaningful prompt this week.  I have had a rough couple of weeks.  Really, a rough couple of months.  Although many things have gone well, other things have gone off the rails.  And for each… Continue reading Five Minute Friday – Excuse

Be more series · homemaking · Ultimate Bundle Challenge

Ultimate Bundle Challenge Check-in Number One – Momming Through Tough Times

Well, here I am to check in on how my Ultimate Bundle Challenge is going.  This being my first check-in, I am obviously still feeling pretty enthusiastic about the whole thing.  To bring you up to speed, I chose one ebook (actually turned out to be a podcast instead, but I will get to that… Continue reading Ultimate Bundle Challenge Check-in Number One – Momming Through Tough Times

Simplifying · Stray Thoughts Sunday · Teaching Moments

Stray Thoughts Sunday: Planning for a REAL Break

It is unbelievable to me that in one week I will be on Spring Break. And this year, I'm going to work really, really hard THIS week in an attempt to not work at all next week.  I have a lot to do.  I have a lot to do for work, at my house, and… Continue reading Stray Thoughts Sunday: Planning for a REAL Break


Nothing is Routine…Simplicity Sunday

I've spoken before about how much of a problem I have maintaining a routine.  I have come up with many, many rationalizations as to why I have an issue.  But, really, it comes down to self-discipline.  But, man do I pay the price for that lack of discipline.  Right now, for example, I can point… Continue reading Nothing is Routine…Simplicity Sunday


Ch…ch…ch…changes – taking first (baby) steps

Welcome to Monday, which right now looks a lot like Saturday and Sunday in my world.   But, that is all going to come to a screeching halt next week and we'll be slammed forward into a new school year - no air bags provided. I'm not.  I hope to be more ready six days… Continue reading Ch…ch…ch…changes – taking first (baby) steps


Minimalism Monday – Getting rid of “stuff”

I've decided to start a new Monday focus - minimalism.  I am really serious about making my life simpler and minimalism (at least a slight amount of minimalism) seems to get me everything I really need.  Spend less, less "stuff", less on my to-do list, more focus on family and well-being.  So, this first post… Continue reading Minimalism Monday – Getting rid of “stuff”