I grew up with a mom who couldn’t stand to have anything sitting on the kitchen counter.  Her countertops were always spotless, with not even a coffee pot left sitting out.  She didn’t like clutter, and her kitchen testified...
With the New Year upon us, now comes the resolutions and finding the motivation to make changes.  The juggling act…work, home, spiritual growth, husband, kids, and fitness.  Oh my!  How can you squeeze more in?  If you choose to...
For many of us, ringing in the new year also brings the resolve to make new resolutions. Getting organized is on the top of many of our lists, especially when we need to make room for all the new things...
Truth be told, I wrote this post a while ago.  I was contemplating if I would actually post it.  I am not usually one for self-help remedies, but this tidbit really helped me "let go" of trying to be...

Advice for Moving

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For the past two months, we have been busy packing up our home of two years to move to a new house in the area. While we are tremendously excited for our new home, we are bittersweet about leaving...
One of the best things about being a kid is receiving gifts at Christmastime. One of the best things about being a mom is giving gifts at Christmastime. Nothing feels better than watching a child’s eyes light up as...

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How to Celebrate Juneteenth

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Do you and your family know what Juneteenth is? Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition...
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Des Moines Fireworks