This Valentine’s Day I will be preparing my house to let another family live there for 8 days. Where am I going? I’m not sure yet. But, I’ll let you know what went down in February’s Reflections Journal. Why am I going? There just happens to be a wedding that […]

Summer solstice is once again descending on the Northern Hemisphere. And if you’ve already planned your vacation or activities months in advance, kudos! For those of us who had – ahem – other things going on (or fell into a rabbit hole) and were waiting…no need to fret. There is […]

fun valentines day facts

I’m going to admit that last year I was wallowing in self-pity during Valentine’s Day. And even though many people do it, that is not the point of the (non) holiday, right? Most will agree that the point of Valentine’s Day is love. Love for another. Love for yourself. Love. […]

single parent family vacation

If you think it’s not possible to take a single parent family vacation, think again. Taking a vacation – sans partner – does not have to be out of reach. In fact, I’ll show you how to score a relaxing vacation. Yep. You and the kids. One where you don’t […]

best homeschool blogs

I Was Homeschool Blog Heavy I’ll be the first to admit that I love reading homeschool blogs. I love digesting almost any good homeschool lit. Give me a list of all the best homeschool blogs, and I become completely consumed. In fact, I was ecstatic when one site I wrote […]

tips on traveling alone

Many single parents don’t travel much because it’s thought of as stressful. Travel is not included in the list of ways to help you relax. Especially when you think about organizing the kids. And while travel with kids can be fun, you may come across an opportunity to travel alone. […]

Need to take a break? Let’s be honest. As a homeschooling parent, finding practical ways to relax can be challenging. And as a single parent, finding affordable ways to relax can be downright difficult. If you also work at home, the daily management of the home, business, and homeschool makes […]

Be ruthless with your finances, work, and expectations     “What?!” I screamed. The silence afterward was thick. When she finally spoke, she said, “When you say it like that, it feels very mean.” “Honey, mama wasn’t trying to be mean. Every time you called me, I asked you to […]

daily themes

Be Ruthless with Goal Setting and Priorities How many of you keep daily To-Do lists? Hands up! How’s that working for you? Do you have a handle on your list of things to do? Or does that list have a chokehold? Squeezing all the joy out of your day. I […]