Category: Intentional Living

December Reflections and New Directions

As I sit back and reflect on the past year, I can’t help but be amazed at how much my life has changed, and be thankful at all the growth that has occurred. But I’m also sad. Sad that things have started to backslide, and while we (my whole...

Best Books of 2018

 ***Disclosure: Links contained may be affiliate links, and I may earn a very small commission if you click on those links and make a purchase. For the full disclosure policy, please click here. So, like I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been pouring into myself over the past...

New Beginnings

Hello, my sweet friends!! If you are reading this, it is most likely because you love me very much, and despite my shortcomings, you have yet to give up on me. And for that, I am eternally gratefully to you. It has been many months since I have posted...

New Year’s Reflections

“New Year, New You!” I’ve seen that phrase so many times already, and it makes me cringe every time. I don’t think it is inherently bad to use the new year as a jumping off point for self improvement, it’s just that it rarely seems to stick. And what’s...

How To Set Healthy Boundaries For Family

Maybe you have the perfect family. Maybe every gathering is wonderful, joyful, and without any drama whatsoever. Maybe your family’s interactions are a beautiful harmonious show of love and affection. Or maybe that’s not the case at all. I’d like to think that most families fall somewhere in the...

Motherhood is tiring…

Sometimes, I just get tired of being a mom. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely adore my son, and would give my life for him if needed. Motherhood is a precious gift that I do not take for granted. I have plenty of friends who have lost a child,...

What Is The Envelope Budgeting System?

We have struggled with budgeting for over a year now. Before that, we didn’t even HAVE a budget! *Gasp!* I know, I know. In the past, people have tried to teach me the importance of a budget, but I just didn’t get it. But then I lost my job,...

The “Never Enough” Gremlins: Stepping Into The Light

Do you know what gremlins are? Have you seen the 1984 movie? Gremlins were these evil little creatures that try to kill people. But according to Brene Brown, [shame] “gremlins are the tricksters who whisper all of those terrible things in our ears that keep us afraid and small.”...

The Real Reason for My Clutter…

***This post contains affiliate links, and I may receive a small commission if you buy through the links below. See full disclosure for more info.   For quite some time, I’ve known that I have a clutter problem. Really I can look back as far as age 19 and...