I have started to see a disconnect between what I value and the amount of time devoted to my values. With value-based planning and living I have added purpose and power to my life. A Personal Case Grit. I need it right now. I have encouraged my students all semester long to be gritty and now it is my turn to dig deep and find the will to keep going. I got sick yesterday and it has given me … [Read more...] about Value-Based Planning and Living
Yesterday, by the end of the day, I was feeling defeated by everything in my life. I felt like I was pretty useless as a mother, as a wife, as a teacher, and in all the other areas of life. I feel so much pressure to be better and I feel like I fail too often. After I left the house yesterday evening, because I couldn't be a nice person to my family, I bawled and then called my mother. She has … [Read more...] about The How and Why of an Ancestor Gallery Wall
Creating Family Traditions is worth the effort! Yesterday we got a package in the mail from my mom. It was full of Halloween decorations: a black cat, a spider-my girls fight over who can carry it around next-, a Happy Halloween sign, window stickers, regular stickers and a card. Everything was taken out and used right away. We got the package the day before Halloween, so it would only be enjoyed … [Read more...] about Creating Family Traditions
Ways to See the Best in Husbands and Fathers Cody and I got into an argument about a week ago and at one point Cody mentioned that he felt like I did not appreciate what he was doing for our family. It stopped my mind and heart in its tracks. It pains me to think that Cody does not feel appreciated because I am keenly aware of how much he does for me and the girls every. single. day. On any … [Read more...] about Ways to See the Best in Husbands and Fathers
A Simple DIY "Read" Sign One of my favorite things to do is to combine colors and pattern. Paper is a fun medium for me. Recently, I knew I wanted a "READ" sign to hang above the kid's book shelves in the basement. I had bought some paper that I actually thought was contact paper, but turned out to be crafting paper. Since it has peeled off a another project, I decided I would have to find … [Read more...] about DIY “Read” Sign and Dyslexia
I have strategically named my website Lucy Jo Home because, for one, it is my name, but mostly because these two names carry a lot of significance for me. These names are a legacy that I am determined to carry and pass on to my own children. … [Read more...] about What’s in a Name?