Disney World with preschoolers: highlights and tips for a magical time

We’re back. We actually got back last Sunday morning (our flight left at the ungodly hour of 7:20am and we had an hour drive to the airport. I’m still not caught up on sleep). While we were gone our area experienced some pretty crazy flash flooding. We are thankful our flight back wasn’t on Saturday, … More Disney World with preschoolers: highlights and tips for a magical time

2017 Goals: new habits to make, old habits to break

I don’t like the term “resolution.” It’s too broad, too vague, and too intimidating. I mean, does anyone really keep up with a resolution past February? I do, however, like goals, especially if they are specific and trackable. After I spent some time reflecting on what worked for me in 2016 and what didn’t, I … More 2017 Goals: new habits to make, old habits to break

Fall Playlist: Music to set the mood for all your favorite autumn activities

I don’t know about you, but my taste in music tends to change a bit along with the transition to a new season. Winter needs a background of pretty, classical music and slow, contemplative songs to set the mood for curling up with a book under a blanket. Spring sends me searching for cheerful tunes … More Fall Playlist: Music to set the mood for all your favorite autumn activities

Mama Musings: How do I stay present and joyful when I am longing for change?

I’m so ready for fall. Crisp, cold, cozy sweater, boot wearing fall. Unfortunately, around here at least, the weather refuses to cooperate. The extended forecast continues to tease, promising lower temps, but so far we are still averaging in the high eighties. My long-sleeve tops hang in my closet unworn, and I’ve yet to even … More Mama Musings: How do I stay present and joyful when I am longing for change?