How I manage my home matters. How I live my life matters. It matters because how I live my life is who I am. It reveals what is important to me, who is important to me, what my goals are for my life. In big ways and in little ways, everything I do matters because … Continue reading Being a Blessing
How is it going as you prepare for a summer of fun, relaxation, experiences and relationships? As spring gets busy (it is super busy around here), revisit your summer mission statement and keep at it; just do the next thing. This week we are going to create our "bucket list" for this coming summer. A … Continue reading Creating Your Summer “Bucket List”
My mission for this summer is to refresh myself and my family with meaningful experiences that grow our relationships with each other. I hope you are making progress on developing a daily and weekly cleaning routine (and getting your kids involved). Hopefully, you are also finding some things to get rid of in order to … Continue reading Developing a Daily Routine
If you are going away from home for a week of vacation you can pretty much let daily chores and laundry slide. But for an entire summer you can't. Bummer, I know! However, you can minimize the chores you need to do for the entire summer! The first thing you need to determine is what … Continue reading Preparing to Take a Vacation From Cleaning (Sort of!)
Tony works at a resort. He interacts with vacationers on a daily basis. Occasionally we have been blessed to experience this same kind of resort vacation. It has greatly influenced how I think about planning my life in order to experience a bit of this vacation lifestyle daily: Have you ever spent a week of … Continue reading Going on Vacation at Home
This is post #2 in the Preparing for Summer series. See post #1 here. Last week we began by asking ourselves a few questions. I want you to begin discovering what a successful summer means to you. We asked ourselves these questions: What do I want to gain this summer? What do I want to … Continue reading Creating a Mission Statement for Your Summer
Warm sunshine, splashing at the beach, hammocks in the shade being rocked by the warm breeze. Catching fireflies, berry picking, hikes through the woods, picnics in the park. Sun-kissed faces, muddy toes, sticky fingers. Summer brings idyllic thoughts and memories to mind. We remember summers from our childhoods through rose-colored glasses...and we want the same … Continue reading Are You Ready for Summer?