Book Review: The Read-Aloud Family

During my trip to Georgia, two of my girlfriends recommended that we go to "The Story Shop" a small, whimsical children's bookstore. My friends knew of the passion my mom and I have for reading, and they knew that we would fall in love with the store. Children's literacy is something my family takes seriously.... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Grace, Not Perfection

If you are a busy mom with young children, or just children who are living at home, stop what you're doing, put down that coffee or wine (or just use your free hand and keep on sipping), and buy the book Grace, Not Perfection. I stumbled upon this book during an Amazon search for books... Continue Reading →

Minimize to Maximize

It was the 13th century mystic, Rumi, whom said "What you seek is seeking you." When I have an open mind and open heart this couldn't be more true. When I think of this quote, in a simplistic form, it reminds me of how whenever you want to have a baby or get engaged, it... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Own the Day, Own Your Life

Have you ever thought about your perfect day? Not the dream day when you are sitting on a beach sipping cocktails without a care in the world, but a realistic perfect day. What i'm talking about is the perfect day, that you planned out, that you perfectly owned. That's what Own the Day, Own Your... Continue Reading →

July Happiness Project: Grace

Grace is one of those terms that I think we use often, and yet the true meaning of which is varied. When I decided what each month's project would be I chose Grace and reading something somewhere that Grace is an extension of Gratitude. That when one is truly grateful it is simple to give... Continue Reading →

June Wrap Up

When I chose gratitude and mindfulness for the month of June, I knew it be the perfect topic for a number of reasons. Specifically because we were going to be taking a family vacation to Florida and I wanted to be fully present and just enjoy the vacation. This vacation was the first vacation we... Continue Reading →

The Highs and Lows

Through out this month, and over the past year or so I have been focusing much of my intent on gratitude. In fact, the entire year of 2017, gratitude was my focus on my personal My Intent Project. Through my gratitude journal and daily experiences I have tried to find something to be grateful for... Continue Reading →

32 Reasons to Be Grateful

Today is my birthday! When I was younger it was always the running joke that June was my birthday month, complete with a crown and I think even once a sash. I'm not sure what age it is, but at some point when you become an adult, birthday's become something we stop celebrating and start... Continue Reading →

Screen Fiend

There is a great amount of discussion today about screen time; how much time you allow your children every day, and the influence this time has on the child's development. According to the¬†American Academy of Pediatrics¬†excessive screen time can put children at risk for a number of different problems. Children and teens who overuse screens... Continue Reading →

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