As a teenager, I frequently struggled with depression. I would get into these funks and nothing sounded fun, I just wanted to hole up inside my room and avoid everyone and everything as much as possible. I remember my mom threatening to take me to the doctor for[…]

Do you want me to let you in on a little secret? Your kids want you. They want your time, attention, energy. They want your tickles and giggles and hugs. I know, it feels like you are constantly giving, giving, giving… and yes, you are. But do you[…]

*This post contains affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy here. A couple months ago, I bought the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle. This bundle is no longer available (it’s only sold for about a week every year), but one of the great perks of the bundle is all the bonuses![…]

*This post contains affiliate links. This means if you order through one of my links I will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. For more information, see my full disclosure policy. Father’s Day is right around the corner, and I must say I am[…]

*This post may contain affiliate links. For my full disclosure policy, click here. If you saw my post about time blocking, you’ll know I tend to get behind on housework. It’s really interesting, because I actually get stressed out by clutter, and I like things to look neat and everything[…]

Our Oregon Coast and Portland Vacation Last night, we got home from a long, exhausting drive after a wonderful vacation trip. The drive wasn’t actually very long (6 hours), but when both kids were overtired and screaming, each minute felt like an hour! Our trip was full of[…]

I’m writing this listening to the crashing waves- oh, what a wonderful sound. There’s a fire in the fireplace behind me, warming me from the cool ocean air drifting in through the open balcony door. Gracelyn is sleeping in a pack ‘n’ play in the corner. Every so[…]