Beauty. A lighthearted word that should evoke feelings of peacefulness, harmony, and pleasing. Though well intentioned, the word misses its mark in society. Or, more truthfully, society misses its mark with the word. Full of clichés and impossibilities, the word has been the culprit of lifelong internal struggles. Wars with an ideal. As a mother of girls, the word is no less intimidating. (more…)
Earlier this month, I found myself at the library without children. This is a rare occurrence. At this point in life, my only trips to the library are to escape dreaded rainy days with the kids to give them an outlet for their energy. Besides, between work and the girls, there just isn’t time to read. Hence, no reason for me to be at a library. But, I have a goal this year, and it is to begin investing. Sure, I have a 529 for the girls and a 401k and IRA for myself, but if I am going to retire early (which is the plan!), I’m going to need to enter the scary world of investing. (more…)
I love spinach. Story, not so much. So I try to sneak it in recipes as often as I can. This recipe is one of my favorites. Because Story helps in the kitchen now, she knows that there is spinach in it, but she still loves it. That is most definitely a win! Did I mention this is cheesy?
Once upon a time, I was a woman who had it all together. I was queen of my life, and all my subjects fell in line. My house was clean; my bills were paid two weeks ahead of time like clockwork; my daughter never went anywhere in dirty, nonmatching clothes; my work life was the perfect balance of challenge and comfort; I was completely organized; I had leisure time; and everything was in harmony. And then something happened. I don’t know what (and I don’t have time to investigate it). Ali put it best: I broke.
Inez is a first-time mom, former children’s pastor, shower singer, makeup hoarder, and daydreamer. She resides in Northern California with her son, where she balances staying home with him, freelance writing, and managing her blog, Diary of a New Mommy. Hers is the type of blog I would have loved to have found starting out as a single mom. Her spirit and easygoing nature can be felt through her posts, which focus on topics that are important to her. You know a woman who made Labor and Delivery nurse gifts is loving life. She is rocking single motherhood and enjoying every minute. (more…)