Mt. Rushmore and the Black Hills with kids

Why You Should Visit Mt. Rushmore

Mt. Rushmore is not only amazing to see in person, it is a historically significant monument that was very ambitious for its time.  If you choose to visit there you will have the chance to step away from your every day life to marvel at the history of our country and the foresight of our founding leaders and to immerse yourself into a truly beautiful place that has many natural wonders to enjoy.



Flourish Right Now

I love to work in my garden and watch my plants as they flourish (grow in a healthy and favorable way) and bloom in the rich soil. Unfortunately in our lives we don't always have those ideal situations to grow and stretch the way that we'd like to.

Today I am going to share some ways to tweak the way that you think about your circumstances so that you can truly flourish wherever you are at in your journey, whether you have arrived at your ultimate destination or not or whether your surroundings seem ideal for growth.

Stay Calm-One Tip You Can Start Right Now

After a day like I had yesterday, it is good to know that I have tools that help me to stay calm during chaotic moments, days or months in my life. I had to spend half of my day at the doctor and in between that I was taking care of my kids and trying to stay on top of homework, extracurricular activities, household chores, dinner and getting my own raging headache under control.

Goal Setting- SImplified

Why Is Goal Setting a Thing?

Does it seem like everywhere you turn, people are talking about goal setting? Does it seem overwhelming or like it's something you shouldn't be bothered with? I think that it is if you have a goal that you have been longing for, dreaming about, and secretly holding on to. For some it may be to get out of debt, lose weight, write a book, get a degree, learn an instrument, or have a picture perfect space to call your own.  Whatever IT is, the same principles apply for goal setting and achieving the desired end result.


Minimalism-How to Make Less Work for YOU

Minimalism-How to Make Less Work

I know I have heard a lot about minimalism the last few years. We have all heard the age old adage that we are making it harder than we need to. When it comes down to it, what does that really mean?

It took me MANY years of parenting before I really began to understand how I was not helping myself out any and that often I WAS complicating things and making more work than was necessary.

Only now am I even learning how to get a handle on some things that have consumed and overwhelmed me for years. 

One Step Forward Two Steps Back

What to do when you take one step forward and two steps back

I have yet to meet a person who says, "I really love to be sick!" I dislike being sick for more than the obvious discomforts that follow. The biggest reasons that I hate to get sick are that one) people are relying upon me and I don't like to let them down and two) I always seem to get sick right after I have made some progress in some area of my life and then suddenly I have to take two steps back!

Before You Judge a Book by its Cover

Don't Judge a Book by its Cover

You have probably heard the saying "Don't judge a book by its cover" Today I want to talk about how that saying applies to how we should approach each other in our daily lives.

I have learned over and over again the importance of not trying to judge a book by its cover. I can't possibly recount all the times that I have made assumptions about people and then found out that they were completely and totally wrong.


I'm so glad you decided to stop by. This site is a collection of many of my interests and passions. I love to learn and to share that knowledge with others. I truly believe that being part of a community and sharing our talents blesses everyone.  I hope the information I provide inspires you to live your best life. Have fun looking around and I can't wait to hear from you.