• 5 Sunscreen Spots You May Be Forgetting

    It is hot out there, friends! The sun is blazing and we are in the heat of the Summer! We parents tend to prioritize putting sunscreen on our kids, because our natural instinct is to protect them. Often we forget to protect ourselves though. News flash – Moms get sunburns too! Consider this your reminder to lotion yourself up before going outside! When it comes to putting on sunscreen, it’s easy to quickly spray some on our shoulders, nose, and our chest, but we’re actually missing critical areas; areas that are more prone to melanoma then you may realize. Here are a few to watch out for: 1. Your Scalp…

  • A Good and Thorough Cleansing | What Brings You Joy?

    I’m going through a purging phase; a good and thorough cleansing of both my house and my head. Two things have been really bothering me lately: The first is how much stuff we have in our home that never gets touched. The second, is how much time we spend on social media and our phones. A recently finished the book The Life Changing Magic of Tiding Up and it was a bit of a wake up call. You may think you’re not a hoarder, or that you don’t have many clothes, but this book will change your mind! It presents a very simple concept, but if you actually make the…

  • I Think It’s Time To Retire From Blogging

    I think it’s time to retire from blogging. That sounds very dramatic and I don’t really mean it to be, but it is what it is. I actually feel like I’ve been on this journey for a while now. “It’s Not About Choosing What You Want Right Now, It’s About Choosing What You Want Most” – Rachel Hollis Over the past few months, I’ve felt a strong desire to pull back. I’ve felt the need to share less, and focus more on the moments right in front of me versus capturing them with the intent to share with others. You know when you’re experiencing something and your automatic reaction is…

  • Sometimes, I Wish We Could Go Back In Time

    Sometimes, I wish we could go back in time. I don’t mean five or ten years back, I mean 20 to 30 years back. I wish we could go back to a time when things were different. Take a second and think about your childhood. What did it look like? Mine involved spending hours outside every day, mostly unsupervised. My parents had things to do, so we were left to entertain ourselves. We drank juice, built forts, and wrapped fruit roll ups around our fingers. No one saw this as a bad thing – we survived just fine. It was fun! Now, you can’t let a kid walk home from…

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    Unsuitable For Viewers of All Ages

    Has anyone noticed that most television shows have recently become unsuitable for viewers of all ages? Take a second and think about the most popular programs on air right now. What comes to mind? Game of Thrones, Handmaids Tale, The Walking Dead, Homeland… All of these programs are known for great acting, directing, and a captivating story line. It’s so fun getting lost in a great TV show, but what is up with the language, gore, and sex? I turned on a new show and within five minutes, a six year old girl said the f-word. I mean, really? There was actually a time when actors couldn’t be filmed in…