Beautiful gifts you can give yourself and boost your mental health You are probably thinking that giving a gift to yourself seems a little selfish, right? Or maybe you are thinking that it is about time somebody show you some love and that somebody might as well be you! Giving a present to yourself can actually be a very vital… Read More
10 Rules for a Perfect Day Free Printable
How to NOT have a perfect day, but definitely a better one by following these 10 rules to be happy and find success. Free printable motivational quotes too! There was a time I almost lost everything I loved. I almost lost my husband. I almost lost my sweet little baby kids including the unborn child in my womb. I almost… Read More
My Experience with Teenage Anxiety and Perfectionism
Today I am sharing something pretty personal. The full story is over at Deseret News today and is sponsored by BonCom because they are trying to bring awareness to the issue of teenage anxiety. I hope that this helps someone out there. There was a period of about eight years in my life that I constantly experienced pain in my… Read More
10 Ways to Say I’m Sorry + Free Printable Apology Cards
“I’m sorry.” It takes a lot just to say those two little words. When you’ve wronged someone, it is so hard to admit that you hurt them and that you want to make it better. It can be a little awkward too, to break the ice and actually say what you need to. Which is why I have come up… Read More
How to be imperfect and love it!
I’m an expert at not being perfect. I’ve tried to be perfect in different areas of my life, and I always fail. Duh. Why, why, why do we expect perfection and then feel like losers when we fail at this unattainable trait? Now this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t work hard, or try our best. But we must accept our mistakes… Read More
I’m Teaching My Kids to WAD Laundry . . . Are You?
I have been teaching my kids to FOLD laundry. At least I’m trying to to teach them to fold it, but it often comes out looking like a WAD of laundry. So really it seems like I’m teaching my kids to wrinkle laundry. I still remember the day I realized it was time for them to help me with more chores…. Read More
Birthday Cake Ideas From a Regular Mom Who Tries Really Hard . . .
So I know you haven’t been able to sleep at nights for wondering what kinds of birthday cakes I have made over the years . . . well (drum roll, please), wait no longer! Tee hee. Actually, there is a real reason I am showing you my many efforts at birthday-cake-making: Cake-making doesn’t have to be perfect. (Are you seeing… Read More
This quote is framed on my wall because I love it so much! I hope it helps you too
I don’t want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with grass stains on my shoes from… Read More
All the Pennies – Mindy Gledhill
Okay, you’ve gotta listen to this song. I love Mindy Gledhill’s music. It’s happy music. This song makes me feel like things are going to be okay. And sometimes we just need to be reminded of that.
Wisely said by Abigail Van Buren, also known as “Dear Abby”. I learned to appreciate this first-hand when I was hit by an intoxicated driver while I was 6 months pregnant with Baby Girl. It was a near-death experience for me. I am lucky to be here. (More on that accident and it’s drama another time). But what I found… Read More
Piles of Crepe
I had a bad cooking day. This happens to me often. I’m learning to cook. I’m not horrible, but I’m no expert and I need lots of practice. So today I was in the mood for crepes. Yes, warm, thin, powdered with sugar crepes. So I decided to have them for dinner. The recipe for crepes is super simple. Like… Read More