Five Minute Friday: Play

Five Minute Friday instructions: Write for five minutes on the word of the week. This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation. Just write.  I want to play. Do you remember when you were a child and you got to go play? When I was little, … Read more…

How To Make Summer Perfect for Your Kids

Step 1: Relax and don’t worry about making summer perfect for your kids. That’s it. The End. We need to remember kids are kids. They, of all people, know how to have fun. These are the people that play with paper and boxes and have a thrilling time. On the flip side sometimes they don’t … Read more…

Friday Five: Five Smiles

For #FridayFive this week the writing prompt is five smiles. Thinking of what makes you smile all week is a very interesting lens to view your week through. I was reading Crystal Paine’s new book, Money Making Mom, and this quote really spoke to me, “There is always something to be grateful for. If you … Read more…

Squashing the Anxiety Monster and Living the Adventure

She threw her head back and laughed with abandon as she followed her husband up the steep slope that led to a wonderous view of the valley from the mountaintop. Breaking the chains that held her back, she had said yes to this trip, yes to a new beginning, yes to a wild adventure. That … Read more…

Fall Favorites

Fall is finally here! The changing of the seasons is always exciting, but fall is a very  distinctive season. Something about the cool temperatures, the colorful leaves, and pumpkin-flavored everything just makes every fall day seem special. Today’s #FridayFive is my five favorite fall traditions. FOOTBALL I love football, and fall just makes football even … Read more…

Friday Fun: My Five Favorite Things in Summer

My friend Kelly, from Mrs. Disciple,  shared a fun blogging idea with us this week. Her writing prompt was list your five favorite things using your five senses. I decided to list my favorite things about summer. Since I am still working on class work, I feel like I am counting down to summer even … Read more…

5 Things About Turning 39

Yesterday, I turned the big 3-9. Just one step away from that giant milestone of 40. More and more I see that with age comes wisdom, accomplishment, and trivial things become just that – trivial. I think in their late 30’s into the 40’s and older most people are settled, accomplished, and comfortable in their own … Read more…

Play in the Rain

I was a “yes” mom today. Which is a big event around here. I am rarely a “yes” mom (I think this is unfortunate sometimes). I feel like I am always saying, “No, No, No.” I am very type A – a rigid rule follower and rule maker. I want rules, and I want my … Read more…

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