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School Has Started!!

By now I'm pretty sure every child in the US has started school (at least those in public school). Today was supposed to be Nutty's second day of 3rd grade, Tottie's first day of Kindergarten, and my first full day alone in a LONG time. Unfortunately, Nutty woke with a headache, fever, and vomiting. There went my day... That's not the point of this post though. The point is, as soon as Nutty goes back to school I will be a stay-at-home-mom without kids. Ok, I'm not a true stay-at-home-mom. I work every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I'm home during the week and work on weekends. I will continue this schedule despite the girls being in school because it helps me avoid before and after school daycare. I'm not sure how I feel about being a semi stay-at-home-mom without kids. Sure, I'm excited about FINALLY having time to myself, I can get (and keep) the house clean, and I can catch up on stuff I've been meaning to do but haven't had the time...but, what am I going to really do … [Read more...]

Uninterrupted Family Movie Night #spon

Turn up your volume for this post because what you don't hear is the key... Growing up, Friday night was family movie night in my house. Still today, my parents watch a movie together every Friday night. Heaven forbid my sister and I (or anyone) call during movie time and interrupt it. "You know it's movie night don't you? I'll call you back when the movie is over." Now that I have my own kids, we do family movie nights. We don't do them every week, but we do have them regularly. Again, Heaven forbid something/someone interrupt our movie. One thing that used to interfere with our family nights was our dishwasher. Hubby would start it after dinner (not thinking) and eventually we'd either have to turn up the volume on our TV way loud or simply pause the movie and wait for the dish washing cycle to end.  Even when we watched our movies on the downstairs TV you could hear our dishwasher!  Not any more...my new GE® Dishwasher is SUPER quiet!!  Just listen... Yes, the GE® … [Read more...]

Nurturing the Soul of Your Family-People First, Things Second

I am excited to bring you a review of the book Nurturing the Soul of Your Family by Renée Peterson Trudeau.  To be completely honest, I did not read the entire book.  Instead, I skimmed some chapters (bullet points throughout the book make that easy to do) and read others that stood out to me. Nurturing the Soul of Your Family isn't a necessarily a "how to" book.  It's more of a guidebook that helps you look at yourself and who you want to be with and for your family.  It stresses that your family and the obligations that go with them are not burdens as we sometimes feel, but that they are gifts.  When we take care of ourselves, we can appreciate our gifts.  This book is a motivation and inspiration to slow down and find peace in the often chaotic family life. There was one chapter in Nurturing the Soul of Your Family that resonated with me (and that makes a good fit for this blog too).  It was "People First, Things Second: The Digital Divide," a chapter that talks about … [Read more...]