Happiness

25 Experiences to Add to Your Kids Bucket List

25 Experiences to Add to Your Kids Bucket List

We have all heard of the concept of a bucket list, and helping your kids create their own bucket list is a fun experience. You learn a lot about what’s important to them, and can help them achieve their dreams by planning their list together. […]

How a Jenny Lake Hike Helped Heal my Heart

How a Jenny Lake Hike Helped Heal my Heart

I love to go hiking. There is something about the fresh mountain air that just helps me feel alive and clear. I breath in the clean, crisp scent of pine and dirt. The breeze blows by carrying with it hints of rain on the horizon […]

13 Vital Life Skills Kids Learn Playing Board Games

13 Vital Life Skills Kids Learn Playing Board Games

Is family board game night a lost tradition? In many homes board games are dusty old relics left on the shelf until they are donated to a local charity. But have you considered that perhaps the more kids play board games, the better adults they […]

What Happened to Confident Wonder Woman?

What Happened to Confident Wonder Woman?

My entire life I have felt like I am playing catch up, never feeling fully confident. I was never quite as confident, cool, organized, beautiful, well dressed or popular as the girl next to me. The hope that someday I would arrive kept me going. […]

5 ways to become a Positive Person

5 ways to become a Positive Person

Negativity goes by many names: playing the devils advocate, constructive criticism of a situation, saying it like it is. But no matter the name you give it, negativity stinks and will ruin our health and relationships unless we can make a change to becoming a […]

5 Simple Steps to Slowing Down and Prioritizing Your Life

5 Simple Steps to Slowing Down and Prioritizing Your Life

My life as a mom is like a constant HIIT Training run. The treadmill never fully stops, just goes up and down in speed with some killer tough inclines and sprints followed by a slower paced jog where I try to catch my breath. I […]

Tantrums and Ballet Tights

Tantrums and Ballet Tights

This morning I was plugging along in my morning routine, watching the clock knowing I had a set time to be out the door to get my 4 year old Savvy to her ballet class. She was dragging her feet, whining a bit, and not […]

4 Reasons You Helicopter Parent and the Impact on Your Kids

4 Reasons You Helicopter Parent and the Impact on Your Kids

My son forgets his homework and I drop everything run it over to his school. Helicopter Parent. I notice my daughter left to a friends without doing her chores. I tell myself she deserves to be a kid and quickly do the chore for her. […]

Take Responsibility and Get Power

Take Responsibility and Get Power

An interesting thing happened today. My oldest is 15 and recently bought her own iphone 6S. Pretty pricey phone so she is making payments each month and we pay for the phone service on our family plan. Today at school she was bottle flipping (strange […]

Give Up Judging Others to Free Yourself

Give Up Judging Others to Free Yourself

Last week my preschooler started her second year at a fabulous little school in our town.  The first few days of school we showed up at the school right on time, and I couldn’t figure out why the teachers weren’t there to welcome the kids […]