Chores Make Responsible Kids I recently had a great conversation with my friend. She is the type that loves to be a mother. She genuinely likes being with her kids and is completely content parenting. I asked her how she manages her life so that she can enjoy her kids. She listened to me for awhile and then she observed that I was feeling pressure to make my kids happy. She explained that … [Read more...] about Chores Make Responsible Kids
Back to School Joy for Mom and Kids One of the times that I feel most human and most fulfilled is when I am learning and teaching. I have been listening to the book Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission which helps keep my blog up and running … [Read more...] about Back to School Joy for Mom and Kids
Organizing toys for function in a family home can be a major challenge, but there are ways to keep the kids happy and still keep your home beautiful and uncluttered. One of the best things that ever happened to me was living in a very small townhome, apartment and duplex. These smaller spaces forced me to take a closer look at the toys that we needed and wanted, where to store them and a system … [Read more...] about Toy Storage Solutions for Busy Family Homes
I have read all of the books listed below expect Domino (I plan to read it this summer). Each of these books gave me the tools to create a home that I love and is unique to me and my family. You can learn just about anything you want by reading a book, and learning to decorate a home is no different. If you just bought your first home, are renting or building, it will pay off in time, energy … [Read more...] about Best Behind the Scenes Home Design Books for Newbies
A Holistic Happy Life: Depressed and Stressed to Joyful and Peaceful I deal with depression and stress daily. I have had lows that I simply would like to forget about, but they were and sometimes still are, a reality for me. I have learned a few principles that have helped me to find more joy and peace after hitting what felt like rock bottom for me, and I want to share these principles with … [Read more...] about A Holistic Happy Life: Depressed and Stressed to Joyful and Peaceful
What am I paying for when I buy photography services? This question is one I have wanted to be transparent about from the beginning of starting my photography business. I get the feeling that some people believe that photography is too expensive, but the reality is that the median annual pay for a photographer is $31,710. This post is to help anyone who is considering getting their photos … [Read more...] about What am I Paying For When I Buy Photography Services?