Friday Reflections: Disconnecting from Devices and Reconnecting with My Life

When I’m not blogging, life is happening.  Here’s what’s been going on in my world this week.  In honor of this week’s content, I am only including the featured image of my children, the inspiration for this post.  I’m reading Hands Free Mama again- for, like, the third time.  I read bits and pieces of it often, to remind myself of the life I want to be living: a life that is fully present with those I love, not consumed[Read more]

Friday Reflections: A Closer Look at My Life

When I’m not blogging, life is happening.  Here’s what’s been going on in my world this week. “What’s with the broken jam jar?” you might be asking.  To be honest, I’ve been feeling a bit like a broken jam jar this week.  And, now that I’ve actually broken one- a full one, maybe even the last one ever to be stocked by Costco, according to my husband, who hasn’t seen one there for weeks now- maybe I’ll be able to[Read more]

Friday Reflections: A Closer Look at My Life

When I’m not blogging, life is happening.  Here’s some of what’s been going on in my world this week: School’s Out  It was the first, full week off school for my two boys.  Since public schools in our area only got out today, I let this be a freebie week.  I have a summer schedule written down, but I set it aside so we could putz around, go to Goodwill, play at the park, and enjoy the warm weather, which[Read more]

Listen, Laugh, Love- Keys to a Happy Family

You would think, in a family of seven, the opportunities to listen, laugh, and love would be endless, and you’d be right; they are. Yet, taking advantage of those opportunities is an entirely different thing. Some days, I go to bed and realize I never once laughed with my children or really listened to what my husband was saying. I always love my family, but how often do I love on them? In today’s installment of the Life’s Essential Ingredients[Read more]