Confessions Of A Recovering Perfectionist Mother

{Photo of my three boys playing in the rain. I was taking the perfect photo and I was not in the rain with them. I should have been!} I have something to confess: I used to be a perfectionist as a mother. I was the mom who didn’t allow her kids to watch certain shows…
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Give Yourself A Gold Star

Once we leave the tender years of elementary school it seems the accolades decrease exponentially. Gone are the certificates proclaiming you lost a tooth, or recited the alphabet. Sure our kids are given many participation awards that at times it becomes irritating. But where in life did we cross the line and decide that we…
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What Is Your Time Mangement Style?

I think when it comes to time management there are two types of people; firefighters and farmers. The firefighter takes care of things as they come up, trying to quickly extinguish and then moves on to the next fire. The farmer plants and tends his crops. Making sure that they have enough water and fertilizer…
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The Skinny On The Organized Closet

I have been having conversations this week with people who are transitioning their summer clothes to their fall and winter clothes. I love this time of year as I transition to a new set of clothes. Life is more interesting when you have seasons to work with. Gone are my maxi dresses and in are…
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Focus On The Joy

  During my experiment with saying “yes” to things in our community I found that I also had to be firm in my “no’s” as well. Too often we are drawn to saying yes because of outside factors. I have watched my friends and I say yes for all the wrong reasons. Perhaps it is…
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