In February 2018, I made a decision to take a break from alcohol. Goodbye to the glass of wine while cooking dinner (that often turned into 2 or 3 by the end of dinner). I've taken many breaks in the past, the longest being during my pregnancies. Other times it was related to a diet challenge, be it Paleo or Whole30. However, I always looked forward to "breaking the fast" when the challenge was over. My few drinks a week, or every few days, would always escalate to drinking more often than…Continue
Added by Stacey Wright on May 1, 2018 at 1:10pm — No Comments
Rainbows and puppies, sunshine and kittens, rainbows and unicorns... we know life isn't always (actually is very rarely) any of these. But, we still want to reach for the pretty picture. It's around the next corner, right? After that promotion? After that closet is finally organized? After I come up with the…Continue
Added by Stacey Wright on April 1, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments
When I was questioning my drinking habits, I found the amount of books and resources out there overwhelming. Keeping in mind that there is no one "right" way to become alcohol free, these are my top 5 resources when you are ready to explore sobriety, or just cutting back on your drinking:
Added by Stacey Wright on March 29, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments
Adults and parents have a lot of influence in a kid’s life. Kids learn and do things that they see the people around them doing. In general, kids see their parents the most. However, there are some kids that see a lot more of their grandmothers and grandfathers, or uncles and aunts.
As a child grows it’s a parent’s job to make sure they show their kids what they should do and not do. It is their responsibility to teach them right from wrong, as well as explain good and bad…Continue
Added by Emma Kalman on March 18, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Most of the time, the quality of retirement plans depends purely on the amount you want to save for old age. Many people are dependent on social security or work pensions for their income once they retire. However, very often these are just not sufficient. Therefore, it is important that every person plan for exactly how much money they prefer to save for their retirement.…Continue
Added by Emma Kalman on March 14, 2018 at 10:36am — No Comments
“You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.” -…Continue
Added by Stacey Wright on March 1, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments
The windows and curb appeal of a home is very important because it’s the soul and eyes of your home. Plus, they are the features that are prominent which can break or make the appearance of a house.
When you consider buying a new house, there are many things you would concentrate on or look…Continue
Added by Emma Kalman on February 18, 2018 at 6:03am — No Comments
New York had it's first snow of the season yesterday and I must say I actually just embraced it. I spent the day working on some edits and drafts then was binge watching this new show I found on Netflix called The Killing omg a must see. The writing is fantastic! The story is continuously unfolding and capturing your attention second by second.
Great storytelling comes to life because of words . Being able to paint a vivid…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on December 10, 2017 at 1:27pm — No Comments
Do you seem to have the same reaction to problems that arise over and over again which only make matters worse? Does your temper and shortness with others get in the way of you Being the Best you? Are you repeating past mistakes and still have no idea why? Well here's the answer...the problem is You.
You know how the definition of crazy is doing the same things over and over expecting different results? Well if you keep having the same issues because you keep handling…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on October 1, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Have you been thinking about changing some habits but just can't seem to get started or when you start you can't stick to the new routines? Are you feeling like these are just things you are going to have to live with? I have been there and I can say that with some focus and mindful choices all is not lost.
Choosing poor behavior out of habit becomes natural because once you have been doing something for so long your mind plays tricks on you that…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on June 28, 2017 at 8:56pm — No Comments
I know when summer is here it is easy to get caught up in vacation mode, relaxing, and spending more time with family and friends. It is easy to see others posting on social media pictures of where they are visiting and it stirs you to want to go away too. I want to encourage you to stick to your budget even though it is summer time. Stay on track with your financial goals if that…Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on June 12, 2017 at 6:13pm — No Comments
Sometimes you speak out loud things you should keep to yourself thinking perhaps your spirit will feel more at ease but what ends up happening is you feel worse than when you started. This though should never deter you from working through those bad times, it is overcoming that…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on June 11, 2017 at 12:41pm — No Comments
When I meet with people about their budget, many times people think there is no where else they can find money to help pay off debt, or save for a vacation.
Added by Jessica Briggs on May 22, 2017 at 4:35pm — No Comments
About two months ago I came across a promo on a Youtube Vlog offering a free trial membership to Grove Collaborative with an introductory box of products for new members. If you haven't heard of Grove…
Added by Karla Gibbs on March 28, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Ready to plan meals like a pro? This Lazy Mom’s Guide to meal planning will get your weekly meals all set in just 10 minutes/week! This is a practical system for busy moms who don’t have any extra time to fuss around with complicated and time-consuming ideas.…Continue
Added by Ana Willis on February 10, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments
With my Year of Nothing New Challenge just around the corner, my thoughtful husband bought me the most perfect early birthday present: A refurbished food processor. Up until this point, I always made Vegan Nut Cheeses in my blender. The poor machine would smoke and whine,…Continue
Added by Meghan Throckmorton on October 27, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments
I recently decided I needed to squeeze my material footprint into a smaller shoe.
At a muggy mid-summer craft fair, I realized I was sick of stuff. I deluded myself into believing that my indie business was eco-friendly because I tried to use recycled materials and minimize packaging. My wares were definitely a conscientious…Continue
Added by Meghan Throckmorton on October 27, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Peace and Love on this Sunday morning.
It has been an extremely sad week for Humanity but is it really anything new? And the fact that I can so easily think that isn't that even sadder?
Added by Mari Corona on July 12, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Cloth nappies have been becoming more popular lately, but cloth sanitary towels?
I regularly saw them advertised and reviewed in Juno and Green Parent magazine, but I never put much thought into trying them for myself. I don't know why this was, maybe I was suspicious that…Continue
Added by Steph on April 4, 2016 at 6:39am — No Comments
Listen, for anyone that knows me, I’m not in to those gimmicks that claim you will lose weight, feel better, blah blah blah and all they are are some shakes or pills that are going to make your butt leak and make you throw up. But I ran across this crazy thing that has turned everything around for me. So, listen to these 3 Foolproof Ways to Fire Up your ENERGY.Continue
Added by Mercedes Sherman on January 6, 2016 at 8:52am — No Comments