6 Ways to Tell Your Family You Love Them

If your family is at all like ours than this Tuesday — Valentine’s Day — will be just another crazy-busy day for you. You know, like all Tuesdays. The kids will be in school. There is work for Awesomely Awake Dad and myself. And, to make the day even more exciting, I have a PTO…

Awesomely Awake Interview {Zina Harrington}

This is my first Awesomely Awake interview and I’m happy to introduce you to Zina Harrington. Anyone who knows Zina knows that she is all about building community on Pinterest and other social media platforms. I have been honored to connect with her on these amazing interwebs. I chose Zina simply because she just is…

Write Secret Family Love Notes

If there’s anything we love at our house, it’s writing notes. Even The Hubs leaves me cute little reminder notes on my car door in the mornings like “Don’t forget your coffee. : )” I can’t imagine a day without a written note. My girls and I write notes all the time. I love that…

Amaze Yourself & Do Less

We had the unfortunate event of a very sick child this past weekend. At least a few to-dos on my to do-lists had to be scrapped. We were left with the very basic, very simple of days. In other words, relaxing. No one I know has more t0-do lists than I do. At least, my…

Real mantras for real parents

Real mantras for real parents

I am by no means a parenting expert. I do, however, feel pretty sure that I understand the human condition fairly well. And, well, humans have emotions. Now, I have always been extremely passionate. But, never in my life until I had kids did I truly understand emotions. I was an only child until I…

May My Mind Be at Peace

I am loving this video related to A Year of Wishes shared by Lori Portka, a lovely and amazing artist that inspires me greatly. I have the Year of Wishes calendar on my kitchen wall, to remind me of  life’s greatest gifts we can give ourselves. {the calendar has since sold out!} This month’s wish…

How to have more peaceful family dinners

Family dinners are one of the greatest ways to connect after a long, busy day. It’s the one chance we have to sit and talk as a family. Experiencing that connection on a daily basis is a great way to foster a strong bond to each other. And yes the kids can get rather silly…

Amaze Yourself and Say Yes More

When I wrote about having a Yes Day at our house, I was surprised with a couple of very negative reactions. “Nope, not a good idea,” one commenter on Pinterest said. “I could not do this with my kids,” another said. We all do it. We automatically respond with a big fat no — no…

6 Quick Storytelling Ideas for Tired Parents

6 Quick Storytelling Ideas for Tired Parents

Do you ever watch a child’s focus when you’re reading a book to them? Do you feel that intimate connection they have with the characters and their actions? It’s magic, really. As a writer and mother, I want to create that fairy tale experience for my children day in and day out. Is that realistic?…

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