Over the course of my time as a homemaker I have really tried to lean into the idea that I as the mom am the one that more often than not will be the one that sets the tone in my home. That means when things like what happened on Saturday rather than allowing the anger and frustration ruin an opportunity to be loving and understanding I was able to use the situation to help make things calm and resolve the problem peacefully. Here are a few things to think about when things sometimes go wrong.
Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash Last week I wrote about how lonely I have been feeling in the wake of some big decisions made in our country and subsequently the response to those decisions. The constant bombardment of negative energy pouring from one side and the extravagant boasting with little to no compassion coming… Continue reading Open the Curtains, Let the Sun Shine In
Hi! It has been a few weeks since I had the time to sit down and write and MAN I have missed it! School is in full swing so that means that homework assignments and LOTS of reading have been taking up more time than I would like for them to. However, my heart and mind… Continue reading 25 Random Facts About Me!
I have a cabinet full of coffee mugs and tea cups. I have them placed all around my house as useful decorations. Some have cute pictures on them, some have words printed across the front, and some are just plain, functional cups.I tend to go through phases where I will latch on to one particular… Continue reading Inspire
The interactive game played on smart phones based on a game created for the Gameboy way back in 1995 has taken the world by storm. Pokemon Go has gotten people out of the house and wandering their neighborhoods in search of virtual creatures.The History Behind Pokemon There have been several stories behind where the world of… Continue reading 4 Reasons Why We Play Pokemon Go!
WOW!! I can't believe that this is my 100th post. Now for some that may not mean much but for me it is exciting that this little corner of the internet is still going strong. Ok..well..maybe not strong but I am getting there.A few years ago my husband and I made the decision to do… Continue reading POST 100!! And how I broke up with TV.
The holidays have always been an important time of year to me. From Halloween on it has always seemed like my siblings and I would put away our bickering and get along at least until new year. I don't know if it was because we knew Santa was watching or if it was because we… Continue reading The Holidays
Routine. I love it. I like knowing what is coming next. I like being able to prepare for events that are coming up. I like being able to brace myself for any type of emotion that might come with an event.However, I also know that life is incredibility unpredictable. And that often makes things very… Continue reading Adjusting to a New Normal
Photo credit: Jonathan Holmes aka DadIn just one month I will be turning 30 years old. I have managed to live and make it through high school, college, getting married, and bringing 2 kids into this world. There have also been lots of roller coaster life changes for me throughout all of that. People have… Continue reading My Mom
One of the things that my mom and I spend a great deal of time talking about is the difference between the way we (my siblings and I) grew up and the rest of the world. You see, when I was growing up we didn't have cable or satellite TV. We had a small television and… Continue reading Living Simply