Today I'm focused on how crafting a nighttime routine (meaning you do it darn near every night) can help you improve your relationship with Sleep. And if you're like Brityn, who sleeps like a baby no matter what, this is still for you! Nighttime routine is vital to her for entirely different reasons she says-- mostly for recovering after a long day of frustration with two wild boys to better prepare for tomorrow.
Spoiler alert... Every day we wake up. I'm guessing no one is actually surprised by this, but how often are you surprised when the clock strikes 11 pm or 12 am, or worse (not that I'm judging!) and you're like totally shocked that you should be getting into bed? It may have happened at my house once or twice...again, no judgement … Continue reading It’s Complicated with: Sleep. Part 1.
The closest I’ve lived to family since becoming a parent is a 21-hour drive, so childcare solutions have become a special talent of mine. I decided very early on that being a martyr would only hurt my family; I’m an extrovert and need to leave the house. But I’ve found that my lovely introvert parent-friends … Continue reading Creative (& Cheaper) Childcare Solutions
Contemporary communication etiquette for every day life. Methods for communicating and planning better.
If you're scrolling through Pinterest these days, you've surely noticed the term Capsule Wardrobe beneath a graphic featuring at least a dozen outfits created from only 2 pairs of pants, a few $300 shirts, a hairpin (MacGyver style) and a crap ton of magic. Of course I'm exaggerating, but the idea of buying all new clothes/shoes/accessories or throwing out … Continue reading Dressing Like an Adult: Capsule Wardrobes Demystified & Simplified
I've spent years trying and failing to fit a few more things in my day and establish some specific habits. These goals weren’t anything impressive; for starters, I wanted to read a chapter of scripture each day and do more reading. Mostly I felt overwhelmed at my already full schedule and rebelled (yes, against myself- I do … Continue reading Habit-stacking or How I Fit More Into the Same Number of Hours
All my best mornings share a singular commonality: they began at least an hour before my children’s. All you night owls hear me out, because I am oh so one of you. You can do this and you will like it. Lee and I call this the pre-dawn power hour. What time this magical hour … Continue reading The Pre-dawn Power Hour
We've all been there; when it's raining pouring and it's all you can do to tread the ever-rising waters.