The Importance of Taking Time for Yourself

Dear Friends, I will admit it, I’ve neglected someone very important to me — myself! I don’t think I fully recognized how much until Michael and his kids spent a few days away at the lake with his family, my boys were still gone to their dad’s, and I was home alone. My summers usuallyContinue reading “The Importance of Taking Time for Yourself”

My Apocalyptic April is in Its Final Stretch

Dear Friends, If you can’t tell by the title of this post, April has been the epitome of madness. It has been up, down, exhausting, exhilarating, and is forcing me to come undone down to my core and spring up again anew. One of my goals for 2019 was to kick my insomnia’s ass…which I’dContinue reading “My Apocalyptic April is in Its Final Stretch”

Unwind After Holiday Shopping with a Long Soak in the Tub

Thanksgiving is over, the metric ton of food we’ve all consumed has settled, and Black Friday and Small Business Saturday are here! I don’t partake in Black Friday shopping, but I will be out and about tomorrow for Small Business Saturday with some girlfriends to do some Christmas shopping and lunching. As much fun as shoppingContinue reading “Unwind After Holiday Shopping with a Long Soak in the Tub”

A Week in the Life: Balancing Obligations and Fun

Dear Friends, If there is one piece of advice I could give you based on my life in recent weeks, it’s this–obligations are a part of life. They can’t be avoided. But to keep from losing your mind and getting overwhelmed, you need to balance them with spontaneity and fun. Never underestimate the importance ofContinue reading “A Week in the Life: Balancing Obligations and Fun”

It’s October, the Best and Most Beautiful Month of the Year

Hello Friends, Once upon a time, I was a pumpkin farmer. Okay, that was a slight exaggeration intended for dramatic effect…but really, I used to grow pumpkins. A lot of pumpkins. About half an acre or so, just for myself and my family. I was married then, and my in-laws had land with a waterContinue reading “It’s October, the Best and Most Beautiful Month of the Year”