Getting Back to Physical and Spiritual Self-Care

I get the gym membership thing. For 4-5 years, my husband and I used to be dedicated 5am gym goers until my first born got close to 2 years old and we could no longer slide a sleeping babe into the car seat while my husband and I took turns working out while the other … Continue reading Getting Back to Physical and Spiritual Self-Care

DIY party favors: frugal and plastic-free

I have been in a funk. Witnessing lay-offs at work last week has left me feeling a bit blue on the heels of Mother's Day. But onward we must go...so I am focusing on my daughter's upcoming 4th birthday party with her preschool and hiking friends. It's an art party, so it should be fun. … Continue reading DIY party favors: frugal and plastic-free

I change diapers during conference calls. What’s YOUR Mom super power?

“There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill Moms are amazing. Whether you are a biological mother, a God mother, a step-mother, a foster mother, or you play a significant role in a child's life, you are an AMAZING woman. You are kind. … Continue reading I change diapers during conference calls. What’s YOUR Mom super power?

How I am using the art of Tokonoma

With the onset of lovely weather, I wanted to share a tradition I recently read about, Tokonoma. A tradition in the Japanese culture using what we in America would call an "alcove" in our home, to display things of beauty such as scrolls, flowers, art. The arrangement is generally changed daily to help rejuvenate/stimulate  the … Continue reading How I am using the art of Tokonoma

Why I should behave more like my dog

Our dog is a Pharaoh Hound. Pure breed from a line of champion show dogs. She is gorgeous, gentle, sassy, and a bit of a fancy pants. While she looks like a greyhound-doberman mix, her bite is all bark if you know what I mean. She will bark at you and run away from you … Continue reading Why I should behave more like my dog

A budget that works! How to allocate every single dollar.

I have always used a very unsophisticated budget. It was based on the 1st and 15th of every month and the due date of the bills. Bills were paid from either the paycheck from the first of the month or from the second check. For years I would have maybe $50 or maybe $200 left … Continue reading A budget that works! How to allocate every single dollar.