Summer Bolte

Summer Bolte

Think Doctors and Nurses Aren’t Impacted by Death? Think Again.

Doctor’s offices and hospitals can be cold, sterile and uncomfortable places. Doctors and nurses can also come across cold and uncaring. Would you be surprised to know that the coldness may be from caring too much? It may be surprising to learn that doctors and nurses may grieve the death of a patient. Sometimes a [ keep reading ]

The Details of Our Master Bathroom Renovation

In a recent post, I discussed all the phases of our master bathroom renovation. It included before pictures, a first phase renovation, and a complete renovation of our master bathroom. In case you are considering your own master bath reno, here is a breakdown of our renovation. Shiplap We knew pretty quickly that we were [ keep reading ]

Can You Buy a Home Before Selling Your Current Home?

When we bought our second home, we assumed the only way to buy a home was to sell the home we were living in. We noticed that a lot of sellers move into their new homes before selling their other homes and were curious about how people financially did it. This past year, we bought [ keep reading ]

Want to Be a Nurse? 3 Reasons Why You Should

Thinking about becoming a nurse? It is an incredible field to begin a career with a multitude of opportunities. Opportunities There are many ways to work as a nurse. The majority of jobs do include patient care in a hospital or a doctor’s office. Although patient care is the majority of work, there are many [ keep reading ]

Summer Recipes: Crowd Pleasers Found on the Web

Summer is in full swing and it is prime time for cookouts, family get-togethers and other parties. Nothing makes me happier than to have people gobble up any of my favorite summer recipes. It also feels like a complete waste of time, money and food when I make something that is barely eaten. Over time, [ keep reading ]

Electronic/Screen Time: How We Attempt to Limit It

Summer break is halfway over for my kids. After two weeks of summer break, my husband and I realized we needed a solid plan to reduce the amount of electronic/screen time our kids consumed. We came up with a plan, and it is a work in progress that appears to be helping. Chores Before Electronics [ keep reading ]

Our Master Bathroom Renovation

My husband and I completed our master bathroom renovation and listed our home for sale four days later. Many of our friends and family thought we were crazy to do so much work only to sell our home. Yes, it was a lot of work, but we knew to ensure a quick sale, our bathroom [ keep reading ]

Doing Laundry: How Our Kids Help

Laundry is my chore nemesis. I have never enjoyed folding and putting away clothes although I was required to help my mom growing up. Now that I have three kids of my own, it is even more of a struggle. The laundry is never ending and very repetitive. I would much rather be out in [ keep reading ]

4 Reasons Swimming Is a Great Sport

Swimming is a great sport for exercise. I grew up swimming for fun but never for exercise. As a parent, I realize what a great sport swimming is after watching my kids swim competitively. There are many benefits to getting involved in swimming. Low Impact Swimming and other water sports are naturally low impact on [ keep reading ]

Give, Save and Spend: Teach Your Kids at an Early Age

In a previous post, I listed out the reasons why we decided to give our kids an allowance. The main reason we wanted to give them an allowance was to learn to manage money at a young age. If they can learn to manage small amounts of money, they will have a greater chance of [ keep reading ]


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