You can’t always get what you want. And that’s not a bad thing.

Life is quite funny.By God’s grace, D recently found a new career opportunity in NY. What this means is that after six years of what was supposed to be a year of living in New Jersey, I’m heading back to Brooklyn and taking this Jersey Boy with me. His friends think I’m elated. I’m happy, but it is bittersweet....more

10 Things Not to Say to a Woman Waiting to Have Kids

 I understand that being a parent is pure bliss. Really, I do.Now, I may not completely comprehend the magnitude of such love until I actually become a mom, however, it’s not that unfathomable when most adults say, “it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to them.” ...more

Made With Love ... To Enjoy Later

Another of my favourite topics... FOOD!! So a couple of posts back, I talked about some ideas for food to bring with you when you go camping (RVing, road trips, etc; etc.). I have spent much time perusing the web and Pinterest for ideas for my own family, and I've narrowed it down to a few stand-bys. The crockpot is my absolute favourite tool when my family and I go on our camping trips. It is so handy and nearly anything can be adapted for the crockpot....more

5 Ways to Do Maternity Leave Right

You have a new baby and your parental leave has begun! All those blissful weeks ahead of bonding and relaxing. My well-timed July baby meant lazy afternoons lounging by Coleman Pool and al fresco lunches with my unemployed friends. Maybe I’d finally get around to painting the downstairs bathroom. Maybe I’d take up sewing. Maybe I’d make jam or learn how to infuse vodka with the fruits of our four plum trees. Maybe I would seek help for -- what’s the medical term? Oh, right, my severe state of delusion. ...more

E-Course: Goal Setting to Live Your Dreams

  I'm SUPER EXCITED to present my very first e-course and it's FREE!!We all have dreams.Some of our dreams are little, some of our dreams are big but we all have them....more

Self-Worth = Financial Worth?

When I was sixteen I got a job at Curly's Dari Freeze....more

Family Forgoes Capturing Amazing Moments Because They Can't Figure Out GoPro

We sold everything we owned, bought a sailboat and set sail out on adventure as a family of four. Of all the items we sailed off with on our 45-foot sailboat, the new GoPro Hero 4 was sure to capture countless amazing memories to be cherished forever. Maybe even in the next lifetime. ...more


What would you say if I told you that you could make a real living for your family by telling other moms what you know?Sound's intriguing / too good to be true right?Well, it's not, and frankly its as easy as putting your ideas down on paper/on the screen. I'm talking about Ebooks! You know those neat digital versions of a book that you can read on your phone, computer, ipad, or Kindle....more

Why Being a Stay-at-Home Parent is Easier

 I think it is, in fact, easier to be a stay-at-home mom than a working mom.  There, I said it. Someone needed to, because really. I can say this because I have been a SAHM for 12 years, since my firstborn, my daughter, was three years old. I had my son two and a half years later....more


If you are anything like you me you didn’t exactly get a formal education on how to save money. I would see my mom stretch her weekly allowance my dad provided her as far as she possibly could and squeeze in as many fun things for us as possible. Never did she say to me that we can’t go out to lunch or go see a movie because she had to put her money away. It was basically a spend it until its gone mentality....more