Things to Think About When Decluttering: How do you decide what to get rid of?

How do I determine what I need to get rid of?   Sometimes it’s quick. Ask yourself…..   Is it broken? Do you like it? Do care about it? Do you use it? How often?  How many do you have like it? Sometimes it’s NOT simple Think of scales – with physical, mental, emotional, financial

Graduation Series: Advice for Parents of Graduates

There is always so much to learn….for those graduating and for those parenting them.  First and foremost…..You know your child. They really are the same kid they have always been, they are just a bigger version …..facing bigger things….but with generally the same strengths and weaknesses…You know them. Here are a couple things to consider…..

Graduation Series: Ways to Celebrate Your Graduate

Celebration is……. The action of marking one’s pleasure at an important event or occasion by engaging in enjoyable, typically social, activity.  So first thing when celebrating someone is to think about what that person enjoys.  Traditionally when someone says celebrate – we think a party. We think a meal. We think people gathering together to

Graduation Series: Gift Ideas for Grads

There are so many different things you can get for someone who is graduating. Whether it be from High School, College, Graduate School, Trade School etc. – they are entering a new phase of life.  Consider what you know about the individual……… What are they doing next? What have they just accomplished? Think practical if

Parenting is Hard – You are Not Alone: Addictions.

Parenting is Hard – You are not alone: Addictions   If this is as far as you get – please read this! There is a strong correlation between Addiction and Suicide  – Get more information by following this link.   Loved ones have their own journey that they go through when supporting someone who is

Parenting is Hard – You are Not Alone: Mental Health Realities

Parenting is Hard – You are not alone Mental Health Realities The following post is long, but please read it.  The information provided is essential! The topic is deeply personal and important to me. I pray that by reading the following information you are able to help someone someday.   We don’t talk to parents

Parenting: You are Not Alone – School Struggles/Learning Disabilities

Parenting Is Hard – You are Not Alone – School Struggles/Learning Disabilities When you plan on having children, school struggles and learning disabilities are most often far from our minds. It is certainly not something people talk about. Even parents of little ones, are often in the dark in terms of the reality of school

Parenting: You Are Not Alone – Health Problems.

Migraines, cancer, surgeries, biopsies, sports injuries, allergies, infections….Our health problems came in many forms over the years. It often felt like we were experiencing them in a bubble…like everyone else was walking around healthy and we were falling apart. If you ever feel that way, please remember that it is not true. Everyone has health

“Parenting – You are Not Alone” – Postpartum Depression

When a person becomes a parent  it is wonderful! I am not minimizing the beauty, wonder, and glory of becoming a parent – in whatever way that happens for you. It is not easy though and I have come to believe that we often do not speak of some of the hardest parts of parenting

Women’s Business Resources – A Great Place to Look for Ideas and Assistance

Women Owned Businesses are an Important Part of Our Communities Too “More than 11.6 million firms are owned by women, employing nearly 9 million people, and generating $1.7 trillion in sales as of 2017. Women–owned firms (51% or more) account for 39% of all privately held firms and contribute 8% of employment and 4.2% of revenues.” (taken from the NAWBO website –