Moms-Take five for a date

    Moms, we are notorious for not taking time for ourselves. Do our kids need help with homework? We’re there. Is our child’s sports team asking for volunteers? We’re on it. Does someone need to get to an appointment? We’ll drive them. We will just keep scraping the bottom of the barrel for any […]

Leading, following, embracing

You must watch the following video narrated by Derek Sivers before reading the rest of my post, as it won’t make sense without it. Even if you have seen it before, watch it again and enjoy the amusing characters and witty commentary.  I encourage you to also think about where you are versus where you […]

Winter doldrum breakout

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. Anne Bradstreet   For some of us living in the Northeast, the long, dark days of winter can be a formidable force. Sometimes it seems like we’ll never again […]

The gift of a happy mom

    Have you ever considered that perhaps giving your family the  gift of a happy mom, a fulfilled mom, a mom who is willing to step out in faith, a mom who works in her strengths however they take shape, is one of the greatest ways to show your family how much you love […]

Innkeeper secrets revealed! – Wrap up

Welcome to the final installment of my series, in which I wrap up more of my hard won wisdom in learning how to be more efficient, well-prepared and welcoming for guests. All of this information is transferable to your home kitchen, and hopefully will give you more time to relax and enjoy your friends and […]

Innkeeper secrets revealed!-Part 2

Welcome to the continuance of my series, in which I reveal more of the tips and tricks that innkeepers use in the kitchen to be efficient and well-prepared for guests, with the goal of creating more breathing room for you, to experience more peace and joy in this season. If you have missed the introduction […]

Innkeeper secrets revealed!-Part 1

Welcome to the next installment of Innkeeper secrets revealed! If you missed the introduction yesterday, you can go back and read it here. Have you ever been to a Bed and Breakfast and wondered how they possibly cook those yummy breakfasts and bake those oh-so-delicious afternoon cookies without appearing to break a sweat? I have […]

Gifts from the Heart-Christmas edition

So here we are, on the cusp of a non-stop season full of food, festivities, family and friendship. I read somewhere that the average person eats 2,000-3,000 calories just for the Thanksgiving meal. That’s waaaay more than the recommended daily allowance, I believe. . . Yikes. I have a better idea of what to do […]

Food for thought-strengths and talents

Now that you’ve read the three steps to discovering your child’s strengths and talents, here are some books you may find enlightening, entertaining, and/or helpful. Disclaimer: I am an Amazon affiliate, so if you click through and purchase, I will earn a little bit of moolah, and for that, I thank you. Widgets

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