6 Tips to Strengthen Your Teen-Parent Relationship

3
Sep
2015
6 Tips to Strengthen Your Teen-Parent Relationship

I have survived the teen years with two kids so far (still have two more to go). I have picked up a few strategies I feel have helped me create a space to encourage the relationship with each of them. I felt the back to school season might be the perfect time to share with those moms who have some older kids. Just like when you were a teenager, you wanted to spend time with your peers rather than with your parents or family, right? Or at least … {Read More...}

What I Am Loving Right Now

31
Aug
2015
What I Am Loving Right Now

When you discover some things that you find helpful or fun, it's great to share. That's what this post is today - some things I have discovered which I feel help encourage me in my journey through motherhood and also self-care. We all need that. I shared my struggle with perfectionism last week (thank you to all who emailed and messaged me saying it was so helpful - it meant a lot to me!) and I am currently going through some intense therapy … {Read More...}

6 Strategies for Coping with Back-to-School Uneasiness

27
Aug
2015
6 Strategies for Coping with Back-to-School Uneasiness

It's back-to-school time - and even though this isn't my first rodeo, as some say - it can create tension and uneasiness for everyone. Adjusting from summer to the routine of the school year can bring some unknowns (especially if you have a child starting a new school, kindergarten, or transitioning to a new program as these are pivotal times). When kids experience uneasiness about going back to school, it can have an effect on parents as … {Read More...}

My Personal Battle with Perfectionism

24
Aug
2015
My Personal Battle with Perfectionism

I felt God speak to my heart, "It's time." Time to share a bit more about me and some areas of growth I am pursuing. You see, I have an issue with perfectionism and it has impacted my life significantly in the past five years. For those who understand this issue, it can easily be put on the backburner, you can make excuses for it, but the real thing is - it never goes away.   It sucks your life, your joy, your creativity, and … {Read More...}

DIY Poo-Poo Bathroom Spray

20
Aug
2015
DIY Poo-Poo Bathroom Spray

Let's face it - the bathroom is just not a pleasant area. You've got odor in there! There is a lot of messy stuff that goes on there (not a place you want to necessarily hang out longer than you need to). Now add in three boys and one wonderful hubby, and you have more issues to deal with (if you know what I mean). :-) So when my daughter stumbled upon some homemade poo-poo spray recipes, I was all in for checking them out to see if they … {Read More...}

6 Tips to Strengthen Your Teen-Parent Relationship
What I Am Loving Right Now
6 Strategies for Coping with Back-to-School Uneasiness
My Personal Battle with Perfectionism
DIY Poo-Poo Bathroom Spray