August Recap and September Goals

September- a month where we in Phoenix all think it should be cooler than it actually ever is, but also a month filled with hope of the cool weather to come as at least mornings start to become more bearable (we hope… after how weird and humid this summer was who knows?!) Here is how my tending list items went last month and where my focus will be for September: Continue reading

July Wrap Up and August Goals

Can I tell you a secret? I try to be a pretty positive person, but August is my least favorite month. It is so crazy hot here in Phoenix and the heat isn’t even close to being over, plus the school year feels like it keeps starting earlier and earlier and while that was something I really looked forward to as a kid, I kind of hate it as a parent. I love my time with the kids over the summer and I love not having to remember everyone’s academic schedules and needs. So I am bracing for this month but I know that if I can get through these next two months then my favorite time of year will be right around the corner. Before I get too far into the future though, let’s recap July and look at what I’m going to try and focus on as we head into a new school year… Continue reading

2022: Part 2- Reassessing Goals and July Tending list

The year is halfway over! In my family, it had a tumultuous start with what felt like non stop illness for one member or another from January through March, then the end of school year chaos hit… but it would be disingenuous to say it was all chaos and frustration- we took an incredible spring break trip, I completed two half marathons (including my first out of state race!), we celebrated our 10th anniversary, and we returned to theatre after a very long hiatus. So it has been busy with good stuff as well as challenging stuff. But at this halfway point I wanted to reassess some of my goals and focuses for the year before I dove in to my July tending list.  Continue reading

April Recap and May Goals

April was a hard, exhausting month over here. We had illness and medical stuff and anxiety and the regular ups and downs of life and school stuff with the kids. There were definitely wonderful moments, but I felt really thrown off and am ready for a new month to pivot and refocus. I was SO ready to work on my Powersheets prep for this new month. Continue reading

March Recap and April Goals

March is done! Whenever Spring break falls always feels like a weirdly long and short month all at once. Maybe it’s the residual trauma of marking when the world shut down? Maybe it’s just the stage we are in with early school age kids? Here’s how my March went and what I’m focusing on for April: Continue reading

February Tending List and a Peak at my 2022 Goals…

Every year I take some time in early December to do my Powersheets prep and look back at the progress I made that year and what I want to focus on during the next. I let all those ideas sit through the chaos of the holidays and revisit them the very end of December or early January to finalize my goals for the new year. Continue reading

My House is Alive with the Sound of Music…

Time to introduce my “I” theme for the year which once again happens to be my word of the year (just want to stress that just because this has been the case the last 2 years this is not always the case or how I pick my word of the year!). I bet you can guess it from the title of this post… Continue reading

HOW I Write Blog Posts as a Mom of Three

Mom Life is crazy. I knew that when I started this blog in 2015, a little over half a year into my journey of motherhood. Since then we’ve added too more little ones and while all three are precious, vital members of our family and we love them all so much… my husband and I have experienced a lot more chaos and a lot less free time with each kid we’ve added to our team.
So I thought it might be helpful to write a post about how I continue to write blog posts fairly regularly as a mom of three since I’ve had several readers (moms or not!) ask me about how the heck I manage to do that as well as a few more specific questions about my process. Continue reading