love thy neighbor {the art of life; ch 13 of Desperate, hope for the mom who needs to breathe}

It’s been a long time coming, finishing reading this book and I still have one more chapter to go!  Change abounds for our family and we are embarking on yet more excitement so the book club bloggy posts have taken … Continue reading

Living On Purpose. {what, when & how to set goals for you and your family} book club ramblings ch 12 of Desperate

Here are my ramblings based on ch. 12 (Living on Purpose) of Desperate, hope for the mom who needs to breathe.  Join me in a conversation! If you’ve ever worked in the professional world you’ve probably been held accountable to … Continue reading

All the Voices That Influence Us (inspired by ch. 11 Desperate). Book Club stream of thought rambles

I know a few people who absolutely prefer and embrace their alone time.  They almost crave to be alone more so than they crave relationships.  My personality however, can’t even begin to relate to wanting or even needing alone time … Continue reading

{Infertility and Adoption Etiquette}. what to say to help your waiting friend

My good friend Amber and I are teaming up again to finish our series on Infertility and Adoption Etiquette. We often get asked our opinions on how to care for someone who is struggling with infertility or transitioning to adoption. … Continue reading

{the proverbs 31 woman had a maid}. thoughts on ch 9 of Desperate, hope for the mom who needs to breathe

What is up with the fact that ch. 8 had me talking about my “escape”  being cleaning and the very next chapter is dedicated to Taming the Beast of Housework?! Well, let’s dive in…. The Phrases That Kids Swear They … Continue reading

“Just Maid Fresh”. I’m the MAID…and I charge (the kids). More on Homemaking

With 4 kids and homeschooling I need to streamline my efforts on all things homemaking.  It’s been quite an adjustment because I used to be able to whip up my house and laundry to Monica Gellar standards in no time.  … Continue reading

I’m a Spy, You’re a Spy: Homemaking is Frustrating. Plan and Strategize to Simplify

An acquaintance approached me this morning with a lovely greeting followed by this comment: I’ve been meaning to tell you that you remind me of a spy.  A Spy.  Hmmm.  A spy?  I try to think of how I’m going … Continue reading