Life Archive

How to Raise Daughters Who Will Become Leaders

I want my daughter to not just believe but know that she can be anything she wants (these days, it’s an astronomer and a mom). But I also want her to live in a

How to Survive the Winter Months Happily

I am not a big fan of winter. I’m cold pretty much all the time, even in the summer months. Early darkness just makes me want to go to sleep. I’d rather be wrapped

Set Up Your Guest Room to be Extra Prepared for Guests

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PreparedWithCVS #CollectiveBias One thing I love about living in the town my husband and I mostly grew

I Don’t Care How Many Days Until Christmas

It started before Halloween. Memes were popping up on Facebook saying so many days until Thanksgiving, this many weeks until Christmas, that many days before Black Friday or New Year’s or whatever. I even

A Gentler Approach to Fall’s Challenges

I don’t know why it is that November is the month with all the challenges. I guess it started with NaNoWriMo, aka National Novel Writing Month. There’s also NaNoReadMo, started by Austin Kleon, which

Notions: Creativity for Moms

I’ve had this notion for a long time that what I really want to do is to help moms be more creative. One way to do that is to provide them with ideas for

Everyone Knows Someone {Domestic Violence Awareness}

When the Northwest Arkansas Bloggers started the #NWArkCares campaign, I thought it would be easy. Write a little blog post, spread a little love for great causes online. And while it was really easy