How to Gift Ebooks

How to Gift Ebooks

Books are fabulous gifts to give and to receive. Better yet is a free hour to sit and read without interruptions! Here’s how to give one of my ebooks as a gift. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of […]

Chipping Away at Your Projects

Chipping Away at Your Projects - Make use of little minutes to accomplish the projects on your plate instead of waiting for a big block of time.

Make use of little minutes to accomplish the projects on your plate instead of waiting for a big block of time. photo source: Kenny Louie I am the kind of person who likes to finish a project once I start it. I get into this zone and just hammer away until the road is clear. […]

Frugal Friday: Is a Personal Shopping Service Right for You?

Is a personal shopper worth it? I know personal shopping can work. This instance worked for me. I know the shopping service can work for some people. It works for my friend.

I know personal shopping can work. One instance worked for me. I know a shopping service can work for some people. It works for my friend. But does it work for you? Yesterday after I got my hair cut, I stopped at a department store outlet to do a little shopping. Since I have two […]

6 Easy Hairstyles to Do While Running Out the Door

6 Easy Hairstyles to Do While Running Out the Door: Need a quick hairdo for busy mornings? You don

Need a quick hairdo for busy mornings? You don’t have to go with the messy ponytail — unless you want to. Life as MOM contributor, Rena, shows you some easy ‘do’s for the on-the-go mom. I know how it is to run out of the house and realize that you haven’t brushed your hair…or your […]

April Booking It: Reviews of The Language of Flowers, Tasty Food Photography, & Blood Royal

April Booking It: Reviews of The Language of Flowers, Tasty Food Photography, & Blood Royal

Booking It is an online book club where we share the good reads we’ve found in the previous month. We’ve found that over the years we’ve discovered some great new books thanks to this monthly book share. Carrie and Anne are my fellow bookworms and help round out the selections. This post does include affiliate links. If you make […]

Turn Up Your Soundtrack

Turn Up Your Soundtrack - What is playing while you live out the action of your life? It totally effects the mood of the story.

The music of a movie is what makes us brave, gives us hope, and helps us take that next step. Don’t tell me you aren’t ready to climb five million stairs when you hear the theme song from Rocky. Admit it. It just gives you courage to do an impossible thing.

The music — what you hear while the action is going on — can change your interpretation of the scene. It changes how you feel about what’s going on.

Maybe the music playing in this scene of your life is a bit ominous, maybe it’s a bit sad, maybe it’s just too quiet.

Helping Kids Help Each Other

Helping Kids Help Each Other

I think there are times that I should cheer Carter on. Yelling for him to run FASTER and encouraging him to reach his full, running potential. He has a gift, and he should use it!

And I love when I get one-on-one time with Addison where I can step slowly alongside her, relishing the extra time to notice little details along our walk. She shouldn’t be rushed to match Carter’s slow speed all the times.

But then there are times that we should all meet somewhere in the middle and walk as a family- creating a speed of family unity- where we’re all watching out for each other.

The world doesn’t need faster runners of more brilliantly gifted people. The world needs more hand holders, encouragers, teachers. I hope to model this for my children- one walk at a time.

9 Things to Do with Your Kids Just for Fun

9 Things to Do with Your Kids Just for Fun: Enjoy time and experiences with your kids for no good reason. Just have fun!

Enjoy time and experiences with your kids for no good reason. Just have fun! I confess. I’m a pretty serious mom. I like quiet. I get anxious if I haven’t fulfilled my work obligations. I get a little twitchy when the house is a wreck. As if the all-seeing eye is looking down on us […]