31 Days of Enjoying the Everyday Life: A Job Well Done

I am a list person. Partly from necessity because I can be forgetful and partly because I just like them. I have all sorts of different notepads and sticky notes paired with my assortment of color pens. I just love a good color-coordinated list. A sample of items on my list for today included: do … Read more…

31 Days of Enjoying the Everyday Life: Taking a Break

I’ll be honest. Enjoying the everyday life was tough yesterday. Yesterday was very long day that began very early with dog throw up and ended with crying. (Not mine. Although I did watch This Is Us last night, so it was a close call.) There seems to be something about the hours between 4 p.m. … Read more…

Five Ways to Rekindle Your Resolutions

It has been 113 days since January 1. The day when all things become new and most of us resolve to change almost everything about ourselves. So, how are your New Year’s Resolutions going? Mine are going well, but only because I resolved not to have any resolutions this year. However, even with my no-resolution … Read more…

On My Bookshelf: Money-Making Mom by Crystal Paine

November is book review month at An Ordinary View! Today I am kicking off a series of posts about the books in which I have been a part of the launch team. Also, each review will have a GIVEAWAY for that book! First up is Money-Making Mom by Crystal Paine which launched yesterday. There are … Read more…

This is Me

I am an honest person. Or so I like to believe. But I do wear a façade. I put on a front. I am not phony or fake, but most of the time I do not let people see the real me. I don’t think that is all bad. There is nothing wrong with having … Read more…

For the Love of Friendship (part 2)

In the day-to-day busyness of life, cultivating true friendships seems to fall by the wayside. Another recurring thought in our FTL (For the Love) group is how do we translate this close-knit, encouraging community into every day, real life? I would love to have this movement spread out from us to all women. However, I … Read more…

Friday Five – Save this Link

I am joining my friends Andrea from Empty Plate Full Heart, Kelly from Mrs. Disciple, and Beth from Lessons from the Sidelines with a Friday Five theme of Save this Link. I love the save this link button on facebook to either save a link I don’t have time to read at the moment or … Read more…

Why encourage one another?

Just days after declaring my new-found purpose to be an encourager, I found myself ready to cry and pull my hair out as I wallowed in a pit of discouragement. I was so excited about the devotion I read on Friday about encouragement. (Journey Magazine, May 8, 2015) It referred to 1 Thessalonians 5:11, and the … Read more…

Why do we love a princess story so much?

Like many others, I was excited when the news came that Will and Kate’s baby princess was born. As I was scrolling through facebook I came across blogger Matt Walsh‘s post. He said, “This isn’t a rhetorical question. I really need someone to explain why Americans care so much about the Royal Family. I mean, we … Read more…

Why Mom Needs to Chill

A recent TodayMoms.com survey said moms of three children feel more stressed than moms of one, two, or even four or more children. I can say I feel stressed A LOT. Is it because I have three kids? (See the Today survey here) Is 3 the most stressful number? When we had one child it was much easier – … Read more…

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