Now that you have more time, what are you going to do with it?

Hello friends, I hope all is well in your world.  Did you know that on average people worldwide are living six years longer than they were 20 years ago? Thanks to improved medical advances and declining tobacco use the average life expectancy for women in the United States is 81 and male life expectancy is 76....more

The observation room at swimming lessons

I enrolled my five year old daughter in swimming lessons this summer.  I figured it would help her to burn off some energy and to introduce her to the water.  The swimming facility is an indoor pool and it is very nice.  The class size ranges from 4-6 kids.  In my daughter's class, there is one other little girl and two little boys. ...more

3 Ways Working Moms Can Manage Their Schedules to Fit Around the Family Dinner

As a married mother of two energetic boys and the CEO of a company, I know that effective time management doesn’t come easy. It takes a lot of planning in advance and conflict minimizing like making lists each night of how you’re scheduling the next day and setting the kids clothes out the night before to glide through the usual morning obstacles with (some) ease. And the way you manage your time, believe it or not, greatly affects your dinner schedule, especially if you make it a point to end each day with a meal with your family....more

Monday Memories

So sorry that this post is just now going up. Since I’m working from a new site, I am having trouble connecting from my phone. Monday Memories is usually written from my phone…We had a great week and a fun weekend celebrating Father’s Day!...more

Family is About Sharing

I have three younger siblings. Before our family split, that meant our parents got to put up with four sick kids at the same time whenever one of us brought something home with us. Naturally, that meant four miserable little voices, four cranky attitudes, and when chicken pox came around, four itchy sets of skin. I don't know how they did it, but we all managed to get through it. Now that I'm married, my husband and I share each other's germs, too, regardless of how careful we are. Hopefully, the cold he shared with me will pass quickly....more

Tripping on a Local Hidden Treasure - River Farm

We were out and about on our Frugal adventures and driving down the George Washington Parkway along the Potomac River.  We decided to take a little detour and check out the estates along the river and tripped on River Farm. ...more

Thoughtfulness Thursday: Father's Day

Thoughtfulness Thursday: Father’s DayI posted about Mother’s Day in the month of May, but I think it’s equally important to post about Father’s Day. While I have no idea what it feels like to be a father (like I know what it feels like to be a mother) I know that there is great importance with the role of a father....more

The beauty of the RSVP

My husband has a large extended family....more

Monday Memories

Monday Memories It's been a good week and less busy than the past few!...more

Barbie, My Daughter and Me

Each time I open one of my kid’s lunch bags, I feel like a TV executive looking over the latest Nielsen ratings. The goldfish are gone—yea, we have a hit. The popcorn looked like a sure-fire winner yet it was untouched. Pull it.I am ruthless. I can’t waste time and money on a snack that doesn’t score.As a mom, I have to make quick decisions every day. Many are no more important than what snack to buy at the market.Too often the stakes are higher. Some choices, whether they are made quickly or with much prayer and thought, have deeper consequences....more