Fathers: The Household Heroes – 6 Ways to Say Thank You

Fathers: The Household Heroes – 6 Ways to Say Thank You

No family is complete without a father. It is a common opinion that mothers are to have the most impact on the children’s life since they spend the most time with them. However, we forget that the role of a father is also important. A child needs the attention of both parents and both roles complement the actions of each other. Every year, on the third Sunday of June, the world celebrates Father’s Day. It is a day where we can honor the role of a father. Thousands around … Read more…


Here is Why I Hopped That Jet Plane

Here is Why I Hopped That Jet Plane

Remember last Monday when I shared all about hopping a jet plane – I was OUTTA here. Well, I’m home again and happily so; however, my week away was AMAZING. I couldn’t share specifics (at that time) about why I hopped that jet plane but now I can and plan to do just that. (my niece, me, my brother, and sister – Fort Christmas, Florida) Here is Why I Hopped That Jet Plane I was adopted at the ripe old age of 6 weeks, placed into a wonderful … Read more…


52 Weeks: Whole House Organization Challenge

WHAT? 52 weeks to get your whole house organized? It’s a challenge either way – whether you believe that taking all year to complete your whole house organization is much too long or whether you find breaking down the organizing a bit over zealous. I like it. 52 weeks: whole house organization. Done. I’ve wasted more time than that  becoming totally unorganized, so what’s one whole house organization challenge a week? Simple. Focus on one section of the whole house and organize it, per week for the entire … Read more…


5 Positives at Dinnertime

I’m no June Cleaver and we aren’t your typical 1950’s family. Good thing, that. In many ways, anyway. In regard to sitting down to dinner together, after I’ve run around the kitchen in heels and pearls preparing a 3 course meal – it simply doesn’t happen in our house. Ever. But we do manage to make it to the dinner table as a family, on average probably 3 out of the seven nights of the week. Given our varied schedules, this is actually not too bad. Though, getting … Read more…


7 Days of Thanksgiving – Family

7 Days of Thanksgiving – Family

(I had a whole – half written post – planned for 11.21 and it just felt wrong. Not to post it, because I will share it, soon. But to do so, now. There are 3 days until the most thankful day of the year and I really just want to spend some time telling you all what I am most thankful for. And yes, that means breaking my every other day posting rule. No worries – I’ll be short and sweet in the telling. Enjoy! And please – … Read more…


Hitting Goal for 3 Young Soccer Giants

Hitting Goal for 3 Young Soccer Giants

You can’t just be good to get in with La Roca Soccer Club; you have to be really good, even great at playing soccer. And these three young boys are soccer giants. Of course I might be slightly biased; they are my nephews, after all. But I also know how hard each of them worked to get there and the amount of time and effort the whole family put in to making it into this prestigious club in Layton, Utah. It wasn’t easy. And it’s not cheap. But … Read more…


A Broken Leg, Not a Broken Spirit – Meet Lisa

A Broken Leg, Not a Broken Spirit – Meet Lisa

Recently, my FB friend Lisa broke her leg rather badly while running a race for charity with her daughter. Her mother, in an act of true love and support, set up a Go Fund Me campaign to try and raise funds to help her and her family through this difficult time. The following is my understanding of this story about a broken leg, not a broken spirit. Lisa Mason and I are Facebook friends and yet I barely know her. You know how that is sometimes. You hook … Read more…