I'm in a period of chaos. I feel like I'm barely treading water, and it's not that I'm drowning. I just seem to be floating in the middle of an ocean, with a life preserver, but no sign of land. So instead of wallowing in it, I've decided to focus on the good, on the happy in my life. BECAUSE THERE IS A LOT OF IT. 1. I have a job. Yes, my job is completely insane right now. However, when I was initially hired, it was a two year contract which ended LAST WEEK. But I got signed to a new … [Read more...] about What makes me happy?
I would argue that Amazon is it's own little self-care hub...in it's own little way. I derive a ton of pleasure perusing their offerings and spending all. the. money. And now that Prime Day is upon us, I'm totally making a list and checking it twice. Because, let's face it, Amazon Prime Day is essentially a holiday, at least in my world. To start, if you're not a Prime member (GASP!) then I suggest getting a free 30 day trial so you can participate in Amazon Prime Day (only members get the … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime Day: there’s self-care in there somewhere
When I need a little "me" time, sometimes there is just nothing better than getting lost in a good book. Throw in a cup of coffee and I'm good for an afternoon. Lately, I've been obsessed with Historical Fiction. It all started when I read The Nightingale over Christmas Break. HOLY SMOKES! Talk about an intense, beautiful and moving story! After I finished, I was reaching for whatever historical fiction novels I could get my hands on. It's not always easy to find the time to read, but when I … [Read more...] about 6 Historical Fiction novels to lose yourself in
Summer is here. That means that many of us are on duty 24-7 again. It means that we're going to have to put in a little bit of extra effort to get in those self-care moments. Most moms I know, especially those who stay-at or work-from home like me, have a love-hate relationship with summer vacation. We love that our kids are home for several weeks, but their being home means our daily routine is completely turned on its end. All those quiet daylight hours where school-aged children were gone … [Read more...] about 15 self-care tips to get you through a hectic summer
As adults, I think we have a serious problem. We don't play enough. We get so caught up in what we should be doing, in worrying what other people think, in "adulting", that months (and even years) go by and we haven't really had a whole lot of fun. I was recently reminded by Brene Brown just how important the concept of play really is. In her research, she found that people who truly live "all in" - people who are in the arena and not in the cheap seats- actually incorporate play into … [Read more...] about The importance of PLAY