Tuning In To What Matters

I had a plan. I really did.  But I'm sitting here tonight, in front of my screen, unprepared for what I was going to write about for the weekly Tuesday Abundant Living post. That's okay. I mean, it's not as if I haven't been doing my research. The thing is, I am still doing my … Continue reading Tuning In To What Matters

Want Your Kids To Have a Better Education? Stay Organized

  Kids & Clutter: (not)Too Cool for School As a childcare provider, the first thing I do when I get to work is bring the house to order. Dirty dishes go in the sink; counters and the stove are wiped clean. Floors swept; dishwasher is unloaded. Laundry is started. Toys are put away. Meantime, I … Continue reading Want Your Kids To Have a Better Education? Stay Organized

Getting Rid of Clutter: 3 Small Actions, ONE Big Impact

Let's face it--ridding the house of clutter is an overwhelming task. We look at a room filled to the brim and we think: I don't even know where to begin? How did this happen? And then we get into the blame game: We either feel so incredibly guilty for letting it get this way OR … Continue reading Getting Rid of Clutter: 3 Small Actions, ONE Big Impact

The Hard And Beautiful Truth About Abundance

Monday evening. Ambushed by the day, I'm beat. A busy weekend, sometimes filled with the aches and pains that accompany middle-age, I am hard-pressed to see the abundance in my life. And yet, there it is. My husband folds laundry as I cross the threshold of our one bedroom apartment. I takeover the task as … Continue reading The Hard And Beautiful Truth About Abundance

Three Bathroom Items to Get Rid of NOW

Did you know... Clutter Robs Our Self-Esteem You wake up one day and tell yourself: "Today I am going to declutter the bathroom! This is it!" You walk to the bathroom, feeling triumphant and elated. You made a decision! You open the door and see the following: bath toys scattered all over the floor more … Continue reading Three Bathroom Items to Get Rid of NOW

Everyday Stuff Every Day

In her book, The Way of Abundance, Ann Voskamp poses the following question: Tough question, right? In this fly at your face, mixed-up crazy world, how do I remember anything at all? Doesn't having a jam-packed schedule of soccer games and a whole bunch of to-do's on my list mean I have an abundant life? … Continue reading Everyday Stuff Every Day

The Thief of Freedom

 A Walk in the Woods I   You are a free spirit. You stand at the edge of the deeps woods and think, "There is no trail; no boundaries holding me back. I can go where I want. This is good." And so you go. You soon find out that the terrain is tough, rough, and … Continue reading The Thief of Freedom