Save Your Sanity with these Easy Tips for Busy Mom

This morning, my daughter informed me that she needed jelly beans for school.  Um, WHY? you ask?  Because apparently jelly beans come in handy during math class for graphing and such. I really think the easiest way to save your sanity is to not have kids! Do I have jelly beans stashed in my pantry?  NO!  Because if I DID have jelly beans stashed in the pantry I would have eaten them all by now.  Factor in the emergency orthodontist appointment and everything else on the to do list, some days I just want to crawl back into bed at 8 AM!I know … [Read more...]

How to Feed Your Soul and Feel Renewed Every Day

This post about how to feed your soul is part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Rocky 4EurSole. I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.Including today, my children have exactly 19 days left of school before summer vacation.  Not that I'm counting or anything, right?  They are so incredibly excited about the end of school year stress and to be honest, I am too.  Our schedule is always a little bit more relaxed during the summer.  Later bedtimes, lazy days at the pool, … [Read more...]

Marriage Relationship Advice from an Average Wife

My husband and I have been married for almost 20 years.  Most of our friends and neighbors are in the upwardly mobile middle-class range and are in their 40's, just like we are.  I am starting to see marriages falling apart and it comes as a bit of a shock, to be honest.  Most of the couples I see getting divorced always seemed like they had a really strong marriage.  I guess what goes on behind closed doors is a lot different than the front that is presented to the public.  While I don't think I am qualified to hand out marriage relationship … [Read more...]

Tips to Make Your Commute More Enjoyable

When my husband and I lived in Texas, we lived about 2 to 3 miles from work.  We took our motorcycle in or rode our bikes.  It was a pleasant trip and we got to work without too much stress.  Fast forward a few  years and we find ourselves in Atlanta.  The houses 'in the city' that were close to my husband's job were way out of our price range so we ended up about 20 miles out of town in the 'burbs'.  The commute for my husband was something LESS than enjoyable.  In fact, he was seriously miserable having to deal with city traffic every day.  … [Read more...]

5 New Hobby Ideas for a More Unique YOU

If you are looking for new hobby ideas this year,  you are well on your way to creating a more unique YOU.  Every year when January rolls around, I tell myself I need to find something creative to do with myself.  All work and no play makes mom a dull girl, right?  Finding a new hobby is a great way to relax and unwind after a busy day.  Depending on the new hobby ideas you decide to try, you may make new friends, create something you can sell to earn money, or even get more physically fit.  Need a bit of inspiration when it comes to developing … [Read more...]

10 Habits of Happy People That You Need to Adopt!

One day last year, I found myself wandering through my neighborhood sobbing uncontrollably.  I couldn't tell you exactly what was wrong.  I felt like my whole life was sitting under a dark grey cloud of doom.  Which made absolutely no sense to me.  I am not an overly emotional person.  I have a wonderful life with a caring husband, enough money to pay the bills and two healthy (and slightly annoying!) teenagers.  So, why was I overcome with depression for no reason whatsoever?  Well, it turns out there really WAS a reason and that reason was … [Read more...]

5 Family Tradition Ideas You Need to Start

Everyone has their own family tradition ideas that play a part in their holiday planning. I grew up enjoying the chaos of friends and family during the holidays.  Big dinners, multiple stops at different people's houses, playing with cousins and general chaos.  Those were some great times that I look back on with fondness now that I'm an adult.  After college, my husband and I moved halfway across the country from both of our families.  After that, holidays had no cousins, or traveling, or chaos.  It was a difficult adjustment for me to make … [Read more...]

10 Morning Habits of Highly Successful People

I am a morning person.  There are a number of people who think that morning is the worst time of the entire day.  They drag themselves crankily out of bed and drink 4 cups of coffee before cracking their eyes halfway open to greet the day.  While I don't wake up singing, I definitely hit the ground running when I get up in the morning.  It is my most productive time of day and getting my to do list done early leaves me feeling positive the whole day through.  Your morning habits have a huge impact on your mental outlook as well as your physical … [Read more...]

How to be Productive Even with Kids at Home!

The school year is stressful for moms.  There is homework to help with even though you don't understand basic math anymore. There are field trips to remember and possibly chaperone.  There are more after school activities than you remember signing up for.  Our lives from September to June are busy and over scheduled.  So when summer gets here, the last thing I want is a rigid schedule.  However, with kids running around I often find that it's 2 pm and I am still in my pajamas and have yet to actually accomplish anything but clean up their … [Read more...]

Tips For Finding Inner Strength To Become Truly Radiant!

This post about finding inner strength has been sponsored by Arm & Hammer™ through their partnership with SWAY. I have been compensated for sharing this information with you, however all opinions are my own.I am not what I would call a beautiful individual.  I'm not overly negative about myself, just realistic.  While I am not scaring little children who gaze upon my face, I am not winning beauty pageants either.  I'm okay with that.  Because true beauty comes from a person's inner being and not their outward appearance.  This is a … [Read more...]