A few years ago, I ran out of ideas for birthday parties that the girls would enjoy. We’ve done the character visits, the bounce houses, the trips to Chuck E. Cheese’s and Dave and Busters. We drove a few friends to Disneyland and Boomer’s. We have done everything there is to do on a birthday… Continue reading What is a ‘Deconstructed Party Bag?’ and Why Should You Do It Yearly?
“Hurry up and get your license so I can sleep in,” I told my youngest daughter. She looked at me with annoyed eyes, and replied in a not-so-subtley annoyed voice, “I’m working on it. This stuff is boring!” The stuff she was referring to was online Driver’s Ed. Imagine reading module after module about driving.… Continue reading Driving This Mom Crazy
Today’s Gratitude Journal is going to be a hodge podge of things I’m grateful for. I have so many things this week that I have enough for another post. Lucky you, two posts to ignore! This week, I am thankful for the following, and in no particular order (I write as I remember them): Rain.… Continue reading Gratitude Journal #5
Having a writing coach has certainly kept me accountable, especially during this difficult time of being sick and having to produce some seriously fun birthday plans for my daughter’s 16th birthday. Both have taxed my creativity and energy to the max. With the birthday party, I have resorted to using ideas from previous years that… Continue reading Nighttime Routine for Most Nights
Boy, when I fall off the wagon, I really fall off the wagon! It’s not that I’m not grateful for everything I have but it’s been a busy week or two, and now on top of everything, I’m sick. Currently, I am writing this blog post in lieu of working on a fictional story I… Continue reading Gratitude Journal #4
I’m not a huge believer in New Year’s resolutions because I’m not sure I’ve followed through on any one of them longer than a month, and that was a really long time for me. In case you haven’t noticed, I don’t have much of an attention span, and certainly have a hard time following through… Continue reading Happy New Year–2017
Today is the day I am finally going to write my Gratitude Journal #3. I don’t know if you noticed or not but I skipped last week. I didn’t mean to, it was just a busy week with my birthday and Christmas. I still thought about what I was grateful for in my mind but… Continue reading Gratitude Journal #3