The Importance of Learning to Forgive Yourself

I am about to get very real with you about a problem that I have (and maybe you have, too.)  When I make a mistake, for which I would gladly forgive another individual, I have a really hard time doing the same for myself.  I HATE making mistakes.  I recently loaded the oven up with … Read more

12 MORE Free and Easy Ways to Reduce Stress

Last week, I gave you 25 suggestions for reducing stress. Then, I asked my social media readers what they do to reduce stress. Boy did I get a lot of great ideas that I had not mentioned in my original post! So, without further ado, here are twelve more free and easy ways to reduce … Read more

Finding Balance in a Time of Crisis

Two years ago, my world fell apart, as my husband of nearly 30 years was diagnosed with end-stage heart failure. When COVID-19 hit, I was instantly taken back in time, to that moment of disbelief, emotional turmoil, and the recognition that life had been turned upside down and would forever be changed from that moment … Read more

Winter Break: 20 Days of FREE Family Fun!

School’s out for a few weeks and your kids are ready for some fun! Today, let’s talk about how to keep them busy and enjoy some family togetherness without breaking the bank. Day #1:  Bake Cookies.   Nothing is better for bonding than cooking together. Decorate your baked creations with colored frosting after they cool. … Read more

6 TIPS FOR CHRISTMAS DECORATING ON A BUDGET

I love looking at elegant photos in magazines of the way that other people decorate their homes for the holidays. Although, I have to admit to myself that my abode has fallen short of Better Homes and Gardens status, I also believe that when it comes to decorating, there are a LOT of hacks for … Read more