Peace. It seems that everywhere I look, or listen, this country is anything but peaceful. We just plod along, from one terrifying news story to the next. Death and destruction are everywhere, and my heart hurts. I'm praying that the coming days will bring some peaceful rest and quiet to us all as Americans. Even so, perhaps we need to look around us and BE the peace and rest … [Read more...] about Simplify Your Holidays: Step Three
I'm ashamed to admit I used to be a Scrooge. Yep. I dreaded the holidays because they just seemed to put so much extra stress in my life. It was overflowing already. As a military spouse and a homeschooling mama with four kiddos in eight years, I didn't have time for the mythical bonbons that some talk of. I wanted peace. PEACE. I'd love to send you the simple PDF of … [Read more...] about Simplify Your Holidays: Step Two
Y'all!! Is the stress of the upcoming holidays beginning to creep into your brain? Just a little? I know it is for me. As the leftover Halloween candy bowl depletes, I have flashing moments of panic at all that needs to happen in the next 6 weeks. (These are in addition to the other flashes happening in this 50-something body.) Keep calm my sisters, I'm here to help … [Read more...] about Simplify Your Holidays: Step One
Well, the time is quickly approaching to think about gift-giving and holiday events. Trying to come up with gifts for my elderly loved ones gets harder every year. I don't know why. So, compiling this extensive list of gift ideas for aging parents is as much for me as it is for you. My own people will never tell me what they WANT. And somehow I feel guilty giving them practical things they … [Read more...] about Your Midlife Family: Gift Ideas for Aging Parents
Can I be honest ? I've never been much of a seasonal decorator. As my life has calmed down the last few years (not running around like a madwoman getting kids to their events) I am inspired more to put out some seasonal pieces. With more time on my hands, I've been more intentional in initiating hospitality, and I've developed more of an interest in adding a little more seasonal spirit to … [Read more...] about Your Empty Nest: Fall Home Decor from Target
Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer and I don't even play one on TV. This information is shared simply to help you understand the basic process of probate. Please do your own research as to your state laws. Our parents are aging, and we as their children and perhaps their caregivers should be prepared with information to help them with legal matters like probate now so that their wishes are … [Read more...] about Your Aging Parents: What is Probate?
Midlife delivers change. Plain and simple. Your roles are changing which can leave you feeling out of sorts. Last week I posted about establishing some new habits to help you find your new normal. We talked about using a journal to rediscover yourself again. Writing can be a cathartic and helpful means to delve deep into ourselves and uncover long buried emotions or passions. Midlife … [Read more...] about 10 Journal Ideas to Rediscover Yourself in Midlife
Midlife is aptly named. We are, in fact, in the middle of life. We know a lot about a lot. But at the same time we are often drowning in uncharted waters. Menopause shows up to reak havoc and leave our bodies unrecognizable. Our parents need our help in a new world of caring for them. And did I mention we are launching kids into adulthood. Help! We … [Read more...] about Your Midlife Mess: Whose Inspiration are YOU?