Father’s Day Gift Ideas that Won’t Break the Bank

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Whether you’re reading this post as an adult daughter or as a wife, you’ll hopefully find it helpful as you prepare for Father’s Day. My own dad passed away eight years ago and I miss him every day. Thus, I’m writing this post from my perspective as a wife and mother. You might be reading [ keep reading ]

How to Manage Menopause Without Going Bonkers

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April 2019 has a deeply etched place in my heart. It’s the month when I officially completed menopause. After 34 years of parenting, it was one of the biggest milestones of my life. I had heard and read so much about this mysterious, sacred, often turbulent time in a woman’s life. Nothing I heard or [ keep reading ]

Creative Family Fun Ideas on a Shoestring Budget

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If it’s getting more difficult to have once-a-week date nights, you likely have one or several children. It’s natural for married couples with children to stay home more often. In addition to finding a sitter (and paying for child care) it can be tough to afford a night on the town. Groceries, diapers, homes, vehicles [ keep reading ]

Productivity Music: Does it Work?

I am always looking for ways to increase my productivity. I’m a writer and and actor who works on several different projects consistently within those two categories. This means that I’m all about maximizing my efforts. The problem is that, in addition to being a dedicated person, I’m also an artistic person. So, my little [ keep reading ]

The Pomodoro Technique Has Changed My Work Life

Despite being a fully-functioning adult, I have the attention span of a gnat. I get distracted even when I’m doing something I enjoy, I constantly think about what is next, and I frequently have to remind myself to BE. HERE. Sometimes I wonder if I have an actual concentration disorder, but truthfully, I probably just [ keep reading ]

This Is How to Prevent Big Box Stores from Blowing Your Budget

I used to joke with other moms about how hard it was to make a trip to big box stores like Sam’s Club and Costco for less than $200. In addition to big bulky items that I had to find places for in our home, one trip to Costco or Sam’s Club would ruin my [ keep reading ]

Read This Before Buying Winter Clothes

Where we live, the temperature has finally dropped and fall has begun. It also means that all the fall and winter clothes have to be brought out of storage and sorted. The changing of seasons and sorting of clothes is of one of my least favorite seasonal tasks to do, but it is necessary. Stuck [ keep reading ]

Three Awesome Life Hacks–You‘Re Welcome!

Do you reach the brink of insanity every year when you try to untangle your Christmas lights or do you have a box of electrical cords that look more like a scientific sketch of DNA material in a non-membrane bound organelle cell than anything even the slightest bit organized? If so, I’m about to make [ keep reading ]

Confessions from a Chronically Late Mom and Tips on How to Be on Time

There seems to be two types of people in the world: those who are early and on time and those that are chronically late. I am the second type of person. Do I like being late? Absolutely not, but I have problems with being on time. There are times that I can manage being on [ keep reading ]

An Easy Way to Knock out School Supply Shopping

Some people get really excited about shopping for school supplies. I do not. When I have shopped for supplies, every other parent in my area also seems to be in the store shopping for supplies as I stand in the aisles checking to make sure I am purchasing the sharpened pencils and the correct size [ keep reading ]

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