'Quality Time'? What's That?

Can someone please explain to me what 'quality time' is? I hear a lot about it, and hear that sometimes it's not the quantity of time that you spend with your kids but the quality of the time spent that is what matters most. It seriously makes me wonder what the hell 'quality time' is....more

Family: The Balancing Act

Making family time is important to me. How do you balance your children, relationship, and work life? (Guest Post by Ricki Lake, who can be found on Facebook or Twitter @RickiLakeShow)...more
Thank you, mi Amiga! @KarenLynnnmore

Presence or Presents?

As the recycling trucks take away the last bags of ripped wrapping paper and broken up boxes, homes are full of new toys and games. In the playgrounds, children are comparing notes about who got what, and, at home, they are busy determining which are destined to become much loved favourites and which will be gathering dust on the shelf....more

Grandbaby Afternoon!

 Nikki sent me a text and asked if I wanted to have a Quinn day, and my reply was SURE! So I packed up the paychecks, ran to the office to get them there before lunch, stopped at Subway to get us lunch and headed home. ...more

Quantities of Quality Time

Hmm, I wrote this on Wednesday but then didn't post it. My sloth extended to my online time, too, apparently....more

Quality Time & Boundaries...Over the Holidays & Every Day

One of the best things for me about the Thanksgiving holiday is the time my family is able to devote to nurturing our relationships. It is one of the times during the year that when you tell other people you have family coming in and you’re going to be busy with them—that you are granted a free pass to put off those other “pressing” matters for a moment. The only time we have is the present. And, when I’m given the blessing of my family all in one place, that’s all I’m able to focus on....more

My misadventures in sewing part I

It is still sitting there mocking me.  To be honest, I have not had time to fool with the thing.  Without fail, next week I am going to attempt to get some thread on a bobbin!...more

I finally did it...I used the machine. Hope to get a new post with pics up this weekend! I ...more

It's the Little Things

Today we all ate a great breakfast as a family, including Poppy (the kids’ grandpa) who came in from out of town. There was pancakes, oatmeal, a medley of fruits, and some delicious bacon to fill our hungry bellies. Talk about good eatin’! Then we all went out in the front yard to attempt to make it beautiful again....more

Sounds like a perfect day!more

Quality Time in Marriage

Even though we don't have children, Mi Amor and I don't have as much quality time together as we would like due to his being forced to work 60+ hours most weeks. Add other obligations to that and there isn't a lot of time left for just the two of us. As with everything important, you have to make time not find time. Honestly, I think we are doing a pretty good job of making our marriage a priority, but it's difficult. Finding a balance is harder than I expected it to be. Sometimes we want to visit friends or family....more