Last week we had a family staycation. With a week of vacation already scheduled and previous out of town plans canceled, my husband and I decided to keep the time off and do a staycation instead. Staycation's seem to be the going trend right now. And with the kids gearing up to begin school soon, … Continue reading Family Staycation
In light of the recent tragedy in Branson, Missouri, where 9 members of one family lost there lives, I wanted to take the time out and say how important it is to embrace family. Although I get very irritated with my children and frustrated with my life, I'm very grateful for my family. Tomorrow is … Continue reading Embrace Family
I don't even know how to begin this post. Let's just say my emotions this weekend have been up, down, and all around. One minute I'm stressed, the next, I'm inspired. About what you ask? Just life. But I refuse to give up! On Friday, my daily devotional was about being thankful in spite of. … Continue reading Refuse to Give Up!
This post is for the wonderful man I married almost 12 years ago, to my awesome father who's always been there for me, and to all dads who love and support the children they have birthed into this world. Men, we need you. We need your support as we raise kids together (or apart). We … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day!
This time last week I was in Orlando, Florida, gearing up for a week long business conference. I'm back home and my conference was amazing and most of all, I was able to relax from all my mom duties for a week. I learned a lot and I'll return to work tomorrow with so much … Continue reading Taking Care of You!
So last week I made a commitment to myself to start taking time for me. Well, I did just that. Sometimes it's hard for us moms to make time for ourselves, but it's very needed. On this past Friday, I got a massage and pedicure. A lot of times I don't do anything for myself … Continue reading Commitment to Self
What do you do for fun? What do you like to do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies? Someone asked me these questions this week. It took a while to answer and the longer it took me to reply, the more I realized I actually don't do anything for myself. I mean … Continue reading Doing Something for Me
I started this blog 3 years ago on Mother's Day to share my voice as I journeyed through motherhood. There have been days I absolutely wanted to give up; being a mother was just way too hard. Days I felt discouraged and felt like I was doing a horrible job as a mom. All too … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!
So I missed my post last week. I was out of town at my sister's wedding serving as the Matron of Honor (pics below). She was such a gorgeous bride and it was a beautiful ceremony. My family and I traveled on Friday (that's always an interesting process). We had planned to leave home at … Continue reading Where Does the Time Go?
When the weekend comes, I usually spend time cleaning our home, doing laundry, and trying to catch up on some much needed rest. Not this weekend! This weekend was all about family fun! In our town, the annual NC Azalea Festival was taking place and it's always fun to attend. We didn't do the Saturday … Continue reading Family Time Fun