Tuesday, January 1, 2019

It's Storystorm Time!

If you are interested in participating in Storystorm, hop over to Tara's blog. You still have time to register. IT's going to be such fun!

My kids and I are also doing the 52 week photography challenge. 

Starting this Friday! Join our fun! Post your pictures on social media and use the hashtag #52photochallenge2019

What are you doing to kick off the new year? 

Happy New Year!

This quote was being passed around social media, and I love it.

I love the beginning of anything! Beginnings create a sense of  hope like no other time. The entire month of January I'm working on my writing, and focusing on my children's books. I have my novel manuscript almost ready to send out, and I look forward to every moment of this year enjoying more of who I know I am meant to be!

Making more time for family fun is my New Year's resolution. We always have fun, but time to make sure we are making memories and spending time with those we love.

What changes do you want for the beginning of your new year?

Friday, November 23, 2018

Five Minute Friday - VALUE


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The word for today is VALUE. 
Value of time. I've been so consumed with work and getting everything done that I don't think about time. I'm starting today with my crew to take inventory of our time. To think about how we use our time. To consider how we are wasting our time. When my four were younger, I was creative on how we spent time together. Time together is a luxury now that I have two kids in college. They may not always be home at the same time.
We try to take time to go to my mom's when we are all together, and ht her house, time seems to stand still. We value time together there. We laugh, play games, or just be. We are seeing, as a family, that time together is precious. 
During the Christmas holiday my entire crew will be home, and we intend to place more value on the time we have together. Planning for family time is important with so much going on in all our lives. I think if I can pass on anything to my children it's to learn to appreciate time together. We've always made time for each other, but getting older makes it harder. The gift of time is a gift to be valued. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

NaNo.... Let's Go!

I'm always so encourage when I hop around the IWSG blogs. NaNoWriMo is in full swing, and I'm already behind. The beginning of course falls right in the middle of my first round of parent conferences. With a touch of inspiration, and a strong cup of coffee, I'm off to catch up! Happy Wednesday IWSG friends.

Are you participating this year?

Sunday, October 28, 2018


I love that Hallmark Christmas movies have begun! 

What is your favorite Christmas movie? I do believe mine is It's a Wonderful Life! 

Monday, September 10, 2018

Take 20

In a recent conversation with a friend, we discussed the importance taking time for yourself. The non-sharing time of motherhood that has to be guilt free and just for you. Wait.... what? We are allowed to do this??? 

It is necessary for the people in your life that you love, and for your personal growth and survival that you take a minute to collect yourself.... daily. 

I've battled taking time for myself for a while. Being a single mom there is a lot of guilt that comes with alone time. I could be doing 10,000 other things other than focusing on me. Do you have any idea how much laundry the people in my house create? So why in the world would I waste time on me when my world needs attention... constantly? 

What good am I to any of those that I love if I don't take of myself and be the best me I can be for them? The best me.... takes time. A better me... takes effort. A healthy me.... take a lot of discipline. Time to take time... don't you think? Time to take just 20 minutes a day for me. Today, part of my 20 minutes was given to exercise... uninterrupted... no sharing.... no talking exercise. The other part of my 20 was writing. I don't write as much as I should, and it's so much a part of who I am. My mind was clear and I felt like I could rejoin my family and give them more attention.

I'm going to take that 20 minutes a day..... EVERY SINGLE DAY.... and see what happens between now and Christmas. Check back in, and you are welcome to join me! 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The A to Z's of Yard Therapy - C is for Creativity

C is for Creativity.... now I'm intimidated. Being creative when I'm writing... easy. Being creative in my garden... cringe worthy. I love pinning on pinterest. You are welcome to follow my never ending lists of things to do! I have the usual boards... writing, research, fun, road trips, chocolate, recipes for dinner, oh... and the bazillion teaching boards. Oh... click here.

There is that one board I call Garden Therapy, and then one for Outside Dreamy for all the amazing things I want to do outside.