Several years ago I was looking for something fun and exciting to do for Advent with my kids. We started the Elf on the Shelf tradition – although our Elf is not mischievous at all, she just hides about the house, and my kids love to look for her. They will write her little notes; they will draw her pictures, talk to her, and explain what has been going on in their lives. It is … [Read more...] about Two of my Favorite Christmas Traditions!
Here we are, at the end of October, and the end of my 31 Days of Self-Care series. I hopethat you enjoyed it! It was certainly interesting to write. I wasn’t entirely sure how the series wouldend up. Actually, in the middle of themonth I wondered if I would be able to complete it at all! I realize there were several days this month that I ended upnot posting about self-care, but that … [Read more...] about 31 Days of Self-Care – Wrap Up!
This week I have spent a lot of time talking about saying no and saying yes. I even took my own advice and made some time for knitting and reading this week, which was definitely much needed, and was incredibly rewarding. In the background though, it has been an incredibly full week. Between play dates and work obligations, to the homeschool co-op, field trips, and purchasing a … [Read more...] about 31 Days – taking a break when you need it
What is the first thing you think of when you hear the term self-care? I think about a spa day. To be pampered all day long sounds absolutely wonderful to me, and does not happen nearly enough! What if I told you that self-care really starts with how you treat your body? How much sleep are you getting each night? Are you burning the candle at both ends? Are you … [Read more...] about 31 Days – Treating Your Body Well
For a very long time after having my first child, I didn’t think so much about me. I was so consumed with my daughter, that I didn’t even know how to deal with it. Out went my normal routines of getting up, getting dressed, going to work, rinse and repeat. Now, every day was different. When we added number two, the personal time seemed to completely disappear. Any idea … [Read more...] about 31 Days – Why is Self-Care Important?
I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Bella Gravida. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. How hard is it finding stylish and comfortable maternity clothes? – pretty hard! Your body is constantly changing and you essentially need to buy new items every couple of months. Bella Gravida (meaning Beautifully … [Read more...] about Stylish Affordable Maternity Clothes Delivered to Your Door! #BGStyle