Old-Fashioned Outdoor Activities for Kids

With spring right around the corner and the spring-like weather already showing up here in South Carolina, we have been getting outside more and more.  Yesterday, as I sat there watching Ellie play in the mud after a rain shower, a smile came to my face.  This is what kids are supposed to do.  They are supposed to play outside, to get dirty, to use their imaginations, to enjoy the simple pleasures of nature, and to get fresh air and sunshine. 

Managing Your Career, Home, and Motherhood with Grace and Grit

Managing your career, home, and motherhood can be so overwhelming.  Most days it can feel like you are drowning in overwhelm and stress.  You have a long to-do list at work and a long to-do list at home.  You have people that need you at work and your family and children that need you at home.  You work all day just to come home and work some more.  Trust me, I get it! How in the world do you find the energy and time to do ALL the things?  To keep going. To not fall into a depressed state of mind.  I promise that you can find happiness and fulfillment while managing your career, home, and motherhood.  You have to be willing to grow, change, evolve, and put in some work in order to get the life you long for.

Goals for the New Year

With the new year right around the corner, I know most people are thinking about their new year resolutions.  For most, it is the same every year.  This is the year I am finally going to do {fill in the blank}.  For most people, their motivation fizzles out by the time February hits and they fall back into their old habits or forget all about their resolutions.

An Inviting Home

Home Sweet Home Blog Series. Post #4

The last post for the blog series is all about having an inviting home.  Having a peaceful home, a healthy home, and a cozy home all help you prepare to open your home to others.  The holiday season is when most people take more time to be thankful for what they have.  What better way to share your blessings with others than to invite them to share a meal around your table and time of fellowship in your home.

A Healthy Home

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Home Sweet Home Blog Series.  Post #2

A Healthy Home

About two years ago, I started the process of switching all of our household cleaning products to non-toxic alternatives.  At first it seemed like a very overwhelming task, but as I did my research I learned that it really didn’t take as much effort as I thought.  I also learned that having a healthy, non-toxic home can save you money (more on that in a little bit), and the products actually clean better than their toxic alternatives.  I was pleasantly surprised!

A Peaceful Home

Have you ever walked through the door of your house after a LONG day, and took one look at the place and felt completely overwhelmed? Yep, me too!  I’ve been there so many times.  Our homes should not be a place that stresses us out or overwhelms us.  Our home should be a place of peace and refuge, and a place we go to decompress.