How long will I feel so relaxed? I wondered as I rinsed the sand off my sunkissed skin. There’s just something about beach; the salt air, the crashing waves, the seagull’s cry, and the ocean breeze all colliding together in a magnificent force that calms me like nothing else. The tension in my tight shoulders
Reading is as necessary as breathing for me. It’s been a part of who I am since I was young girl being carried away into other worlds while holed up in my bedroom while everyone else played outside. (Before Summer beach reads were a thing.) I became fascinated with words and storytelling. This is where the
Self-care has a reputation for being long, leisurely baths, extended time without kids, or expensive luxuries like massages and manicures. Let’s get rid of those ideas right now. While those things can be a part of self-care, they pale in comparison to other, more long-lasting endeavors. When practiced intentionally, self-care will replenish, restore and renew
“I’ve had enough of you!” My nephew screamed at his little sister. The thing is, I’d had enough, too. They’d been fighting all morning, and my small house was starting to feel really crowded. So, instead of intervening, I pulled the duvet over my head and hid there, listening for silence as I wished away
It’s May. That means: end of school prom teacher gifts graduations Mother’s Day Memorial Day bridal showers weddings And, I know you. You want to do it all: buy all the gifts dress for all the occasions make all the people feel special do all the home projects and make all the guests feel welcomed So, you wear yourself out,
If coming up with gift ideas for mom is stressing you out, I’ve got you covered. First, let’s reframe gift giving. I believe it becomes stressful because of one or more of these situations: Our budget is tight. We wait ’til the last-minute to shop. We put pressure ourselves to find the perfect gift. Think
Raising children is exhausting. Marriage is hard work. Schedules are hectic. But, I promise, if you press on in the hard times, you will also press through them. When we moved into this house nearly twelve years ago, the oak tree in my front yard was just a sapling being propped up by a stake and a string.