You know, something has been on my mind lately. It’s the subject everyone talks about, media bombards us with, and some hide in secret…but NO ONE wants to discuss with their kids. It’s the birds and the bees! As a disclaimer, I’m probably more open about these things than the average person. I suppose helping… Read More 10 Steps to Having “The Talk” With Your Kids
I have been quiet lately. I struggle with how much to share sometimes. While I am an open book, my family shouldn’t have to constantly fear what might end up in cyberspace. They are always supportive and encouraging, but now that my children are getting older, I also want to protect their privacy. My daughter… Read More A Simple Way To Help Strong Willed Kids Share Their Feelings
I’m sitting on my couch three days before Christmas. I’m queasy, exhausted, and my attitude is less than stellar. It’s been a hard six months. Really hard. Can you be miserable and thankful at the same time? Yeah, I think so – because I’m there. Sometimes though, it’s a battle between the two. Whichever one… Read More Before you kick this year to the curb…
How many times have you said it? It’s Saturday night and you’re staring down at your carb-load meal of french fries and ice cream. I deserve it. I can’t start on the weekend. I need to get back to the gym, Monday’s the day. [Simply Living Love uses affiliate links in blog posts. Read our… Read More I’ll start my diet on Monday.
In years past, we have hosted small Christmas gatherings. During such a fun season, it can be difficult to know how to cater to teen/tween girls. Here are some fun ideas. Have The Tree/Decorations Up & Play Christmas Music! Play A Fast Paced Game The candy canes in the bucket on the table doubled as… Read More Christmas Party Fun•Ideas For Teens & Tweens
This year – I’m all about keeping things simple. I’m writing this post almost a week past Thanksgiving and the thought of pulling out my tree totally stresses me out. I love all things Christmas – but I really want to find enjoyable, simple things that we can do as a family (i.e. don’t require more work… Read More A Simple Way To Celebrate The True Meaning Of Christmas *Giveaway*
I’ll never forget standing in my kitchen that day, the key player in this illustration of a gross lack of self control. One example of many, I listened as a stressful situation unfolded on the other end of my smart phone. Processing possible solutions and trying to diffuse the situation, I felt the intensity bubble… Read More Self Control: Saying no to the things that tempt us most.
I once wrote a blog that included the statement, “I feel things…” I went on to reflect on the fact that I’m intensely emotional…which I consider to be a GOOD thing…with some bad side effects. Do you ever feel out of control when you’re upset? Kids push you over the edge? Someone makes you so angry you… Read More Unglued
At the writing of this post, we’re T minus three days until the turkey hits the fan. (See what I did there?) Thanksgiving. Christmas. New Years. I spoke with a friend on the phone this morning and our conversation pretty much summed up what the holidays do to us on the inside. We’re overwhelmed. We… Read More Finding Joy In The Busy Seasons
I like to share our meal plans on Mondays – but life has had some other plans 🙂 Here’s a little update on life with some food at the end! Because really, everything goes better with food. 🙂 PATIENT UPDATE For those of you who are wanting to know how our daughter is doing after… Read More An Update On Life, A New Project, & What’s on the Table