Calling all Friday favorites!

Favorite News Story: Y'all. If this story about window washers at a children's hospital, dressing up as superheroes to surprise the kids, does not melt your heart, we need to check for it's existence. So many good feels came over me scrolling through it. ...more

Gratitude Linkup - Week of 6/1/14

One of the best ways to have perspective, for me, is to remember the things I'm grateful for. There have been times when I've gotten stuck in negativity that I've done a quick gratitude list (in my head or with another) and started on the path of releasing that negativity. Gratitude lists help me to remember what's beautiful and to remain present in my life.Each week, Laurel Regan's Gratitude linkup over at Alphabet Salad is a way for me to share a few of the things I'm grateful for with others....more

10 Signs You're Addicted to Reading

Sometimes I am guilty of paying too much attention to my book and not enough to the real world. In the interest of public service, I have compiled a useful list of the top 10 reasons to suspect you might have a reading "problem."...more
NicoleFroio  It does explain the permanent bags under my eyes!more

Gratitude Linkup - Week of 4/27/14

I've been away from writing a gratitude list for a little while now, though gratitude is something I hold onto. I'm glad to be back to participating in Laurel Regan's Gratitude linkup over at Alphabet Salad and sharing some of the things I'm thankful for.Every day, every week, I will continue to say thanks wherever my Higher Power might be lovingly watching and caring for me and my family.A few of the things I'm grateful for today are:...more
Loved your list! I post Grateful Mondays every single Monday in hopes of inspiring others and ...more

Some Things I Like (And Some Things I Don't)

Lists – I don’t click on every list I see of “17 Things You Don’t Know about This Person You’ve Never Heard of Who Is In Fact a Big-Time Celebrity and So Uber-Cool that Your College-Aged Daughters Might Not Have Heard of Her Either,” but I click on a lot of them. (You had me at 17 Things.)High school reunions – Nobody cares how fat other people are at 50 years old. They are fat, too. I have made new friends with former classmates while AT the reunion. (Stop making excuses. Go to your reunions.)...more

Spend Less Time on Facebook and Enjoy it More

Is it possible to spend less time on a site but get more out of it?  When it comes to Facebook, the answer is yes.  Local Fun for Kids has compiled a list of ways to get the news you need from Facebook quickly, without having to wade through the sponsored posts, the game updates, and the continuous notifications for every comment that comes after your own.  And beyond that, maybe it's a case of absence making the heart grow fonder, because by hiding that app on your phone, you'll be less inclined to check the feed and more inclined to do things that are status update-worthy. ...more

So, Whatcha Reading?

I’ve always been a reader. But life shakes us about, so some seasons I crawl into book after book and sometimes I feel I can’t spare the minutes or the emotions to read more than magazines and the newspaper. Last year, I read about a million blogs, because I wanted to learn about that. I like the satisfaction of the quick read, but it does not bring to me the pure joy that closing a book does. As much as I delight in touching books and smelling books, I have succumbed to an e-reader, and I delight in that as well....more

One month to finish all the things

Well, crap....more

Day 27 - Thanks for the Memories

 On this day before Thanksgiving, I thought I would share mypostings from previous years... ...more

9 Things You Should Never Say to Stay at Home Mother.

9 Things You Should Never Say to Stay at Home Mother. What do you do ALL day? Watch daytime TV, have super long showers, go shopping for hours while my toddlers play and care for themselves. How come no one ever asks their caregiver this? Do you pick your child up from the day home  / day care / nanny and ask them what the heck kept them busy all day? I do what you did on maternity leave, or on a weekend, I've just been doing it for longer. ...more