What Beats A Pint and Brussel Sprouts?
A Love Letter to My Mother
Mini-Meditations for Busy People

5 Tips To Make Decluttering Fun

5 Tips To Make Decluttering Fun

  Let’s face it, if I enjoyed decluttering my house never would have become cluttered in the first place. Despite my love for making lists, I’m just not one of those born organized people. Dorothy Parker once said that she hated writing but loved having written, and that perfectly sums up how I feel about housework. I hate decluttering and cleaning, but I love how my home looks and feels when it’s finally done. Because decluttering is not something that I find enjoyable, I have come[...]

What Beats A Pint and Brussel Sprouts?

What Beats A Pint and Brussel Sprouts?

Sighing with relief, I grabbed a beer from the fridge, set a pint glass on the counter, and reached for the bottle opener. It had been a long day. With my husband out of town, a stack of student essays to grade, chauffeuring to do for an after-school club, a plugged toilet to plunge, and a frozen pot of chili on the front porch needing a thaw, I’d been hustling. No sooner had I plunged and thawed, then my daughter called to[...]

Quick Chicken-Asparagus Lettuce Wraps

Quick Chicken-Asparagus Lettuce Wraps

  Spring has sprung here in South Carolina and like everyone else, our house is excited! For me, this is doubly so ever since I found out I can grow asparagus. When we moved to the south, we decided to stick to our family dream and purchase land.  A parcel of property large enough for the kids to explore, hike on, take four wheeling rides through, and of course, big enough for a large garden.  I want chickens too, but that is[...]

Girl, I Love Your Butt

Girl, I Love Your Butt

  I was ready to leave the parking spot in front of my daughter’s school and so I put my foot on the brake, put the car in reverse and turned to check that it was safe to back out.  A couple had come out of the school office and were just about to pass behind my car.  I waited patiently and watched them as they walked away before I eased my foot off of the brake and backed out. The woman[...]

Quick Growing Plants to Plant with Kids

Quick Growing Plants to Plant with Kids

In the UK, we’re at the very start of the growing season and I’m hoping to spend a lot of time out in the garden growing food and flowers for the home. My biggest wish is that the kids will join in and learn to love gardening and pottering around just like I do. But it can take time to grow things – some of their favourite vegetables to eat will take months to grow like tomatoes and sweet corn.[...]

Am I Enough?

Am I Enough?

I’ve noticed a recurring theme on social media lately. Moms stating things like “I suck at this mom thing,” or “I’m failing as a mother!” or “I miss my life before children.” Sadly, like many other mothers, I feel all of these emotions, too. I feel like I am not a good enough mother. I love my children, but so many times I do not love being a mother. Not too long ago, I expressed these concerns to my counselor. She[...]

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