Let’s have some rainy Saturday morning real talk here. Before I was a mama, I totally didn’t get it, this whole, raising responsible teenagers thing. I was a school counselor in a large high school in Northwest Arkansas, and the regular things that many teenagers do kinda made me feel a little… Continue reading Are you a helicopter or a lawn mower mama? #guilty
Cole and I knew a few months ago that this summer was going to be a little different, and decided to focus on finding the fun in every day. Fun for a 9 year old boy can be interpreted several ways, swimming, setting off your own fireworks (much to his mama’s terror), time with wild… Continue reading Summer Lovin’
Her challenge today, as we work towards creating a monthly budget, which in my previous life, I also never did, but now do religiously, is to write down your monthly income, after taxes. https://www.rachelcruze.com/moneyfinder/day2?utm_source=relational&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Day_2_RC_14DMF&utm_term=rachel_cruze_bu&utm_campaign=rachel_cruze_newsletter&cd17=b2c_PS_RC_14-Day_Email-2_180219&email_id=2955612 I love to write down my budget, but there is also a free app which does the heavy lifting for you… Continue reading Rachel Cruze’s Money Challenge, Day two!!
I love my little old house, but with little old houses comes a lot of little old house problems. I bought our home a few years ago, and every summer have bought my home something nice…..and by something nice I mean, a new dishwasher, a new hot water heater, some nice new pipes and several… Continue reading Money Peace for Single Mamas
You’re allowed to let people go. You’re allowed to teach your child it’s ok to not be friends with the kids who are downright mean. You’re allowed to take time for yourself, with your little kid, and just relax. You are worth all of the energy you give to other people all year long. … Continue reading Edit your life ruthlessly and frequently
I have spoken at length about the value of making children feel welcome and heard at their schools, whether they are big kids or little kids, musicians or athletes, math whizzes or brilliant actors. Little kids don’t really care how amazing their cafeteria is, or what kind of turf their football field has, they… Continue reading A New Chapter
Love each other well. God commands us, repeatedly throughout scripture, to love one another. Even when they get on your nerves, even when it’s “almost” summertime and the teenagers in your office make you a little wacko, even when you simply don’t want to. I have heard many pastors say that love is a verb,… Continue reading Love is a verb