Think Spring: 5 Tricks To Banish Winter Blues

I love Maine. And I love winter. But there is a point in any relationship where there CAN be too much of a good thing. We're there. Here we are, just days away from March, and there's still snow up to our front porch! Today was yet another snow day, and we have more storms lined … Continue reading Think Spring: 5 Tricks To Banish Winter Blues

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Taking Out The Trash

How many times as kids did we hear, "You wait until I tell your father!" or, "Just wait until your daddy gets home!"? If you were raised in a family with 2+ kids, had a mom who always had a baby on her hip, and enjoyed getting in your fair share of mischief, chances are … Continue reading Taking Out The Trash

Busy Mom’s Guide: 5 Reasons To Love Your Crockpot

I love my crock-pot. No, allow me to rephrase: I lovvvvveeeee my crock-pot. This is not an instance in which the understated is better stated; you must understand, I hold my crock-pot in significantly high regard. And there is a special place in my heart for quick, painless dinners that get thrown into that magical dish … Continue reading Busy Mom’s Guide: 5 Reasons To Love Your Crockpot

The Best Valentine’s Day I Ever Had

The best Valentine's Day I ever had snuck up on me quite unexpectedly last year as, I will be honest, I wasn't exactly anticipating a show-stopper. We were going on 5 wonderful years of marriage, had a 3-year-old with Baby 2.0 well on the way, and my idea of a night of bliss was getting … Continue reading The Best Valentine’s Day I Ever Had

Busy Mom’s Guide: Last-Minute Valentine’s Day

I love holidays! Especially ones that include roses, chocolate, and romance. Yes, that's me, I am absolutely a Valentine's Day sucker. But the difference this year is that I have no time. No. Time. Not that I couldn't make time, but I found it creeping up on me so quickly and before I know it, we're less than a … Continue reading Busy Mom’s Guide: Last-Minute Valentine’s Day

Busy Mom’s Guide: Clean Freak’s Best Friend

I recently made a discovery. It was not a pleasant one. I was cleaning my microwave and stove top, minding my own business, when I was suddenly accosted by a disgusting reality. There, in my kitchen, was perhaps the dirtiest thing I have ever seen in my life! (That statement is only slightly exaggerated.) Precariously perched above where we … Continue reading Busy Mom’s Guide: Clean Freak’s Best Friend

Busy Mom’s Guide: Keeping Your Sanity Through Another Snow Day

If I could manage to push my front door open against the 2+ feet of NEW snow that fell last night, and wade outside into the white abyss at this very moment, I'm nearly positive I would hear the resounding cry of mothers all over the state shouting, 'Again??' Yes, here in Downeast Maine we are experiencing … Continue reading Busy Mom’s Guide: Keeping Your Sanity Through Another Snow Day

Five Words That Changed My Marriage {Part Two}

As I mentioned in Part One of this series (did you miss it? Find it here), my husband and I grew up together. We know each other about as good as anyone can. And yet, we still went through a time in our relationship where we found ourselves far apart. Unfortunately, we didn't catch this … Continue reading Five Words That Changed My Marriage {Part Two}