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Searching for balance....back to writing soon.


Spring Break Road Trip - Here We Come!

For the last few months, I've been working to plan a family road trip. It has been an interesting process, but we're very excited to take a long drive, explore a few other states, and visit family in Arizona. We leave in 4 weeks and cannot wait. This will be our first long road trip with kids, so we're planning lots of stops and things to see and do. If anyone has tips for traveling with little girls (6 and 9), I'm more than willing to listen :)

I'm hoping to do blog updates while on the trip...or when we get back. I guess we'll have to see how the trip goes.


Monday update

Wow, I just realized that it has been some time since I posted anything. Boy, life sure catches up with you when you have to deal with house issues as a home owner. The drama of the past week has been pretty stressful, but I'm glad to say that our house is now back to functioning as it should be...that is, we have water that drains correctly. Yay!

However, today is my day to post over at the The Real World: Venus vs. Mars (I've used an adapted version one of my previous articles)....so you're welcome to jump on over and read it there. While you're there, check out what everyone else is talking about.

Happy Monday. Have a great week!


Sneak Peak

*** Here's a sneak peak of the Feb. edition of my Work/Life Balance column that will be going into our school newsletter. Enjoy! ***

Happy New Year!

I have a question for you: How are those resolutions coming along? If you’re like most of us, your resolutions are well intentioned, but often tough to keep. If yours are coming along perfectly, you deserve a large round of applause.

Next question: How is your Karma bank? If you’re looking for resolutions that are rewarding and exciting enough to keep you pushing on, you might think about building up your karma bank by helping others and introducing your family to Random Acts of Kindness. Obviously the current major issue at hand is helping the people of Haiti. Not only does donating help the many earthquake victims, but it also teaches our kids important lessons that can get lost in the day-to-day world of school, homework, after school activities, TV, video games, and a million other things that demand our time and attention. It teaches them the importance of being kind, helping others, and being thankful for what they have.

It can also help us learn to better balance our priorities. Making a living vs. actually living. Wants vs. needs. Work vs. home. Money vs. time. Selfishness vs. selflessness. In each of these examples, we cannot pick just one side. We need to be able to balance both sides to the best of our individual abilities so that we do not become just the things that we have and the job titles that we hold, but, instead, the sum of our thoughts and actions.

Need some fun ideas for everyday kindness? Here’s a great article with 100 ways to start now. 100 ideas for kindness from KarmaCooler

Quote of the Month: If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~ The Dalai Lama


More like a Mom

I'm constantly on a mission to learn new things. Recently, I've tried crocheting and I picked it up fairly quickly, if I do say so myself. My husband tells me I'm becoming more and more like a mom each year. He insists I should change my blog title to Domestically ENabled, but I am still learning. *** Hence, the slight title change.***

Keep in mind, I still cannot cook, I burn most things I try to bake, and I don't do the laundry. In our early married years, I turned a few of his things pink and I haven't really been asked to help out with laundry since. As far as food goes, even my kids don't ask me for anything tougher to make than a sandwich or something that can be microwaved. However, I do absolutely love to organize, I can clean a kitchen in no time, and I do all of the family finances. See, there are some benefits of being married to me. ;)

Even though we've been married for over 11 years and I've actually been a mom for 9 1/2 years, he seems to think that NOW I am becoming more like a mom. And as I opened my Christmas presents of yarn and a book on learning to knit, I realized that I am perfectly happy with his observation. So, if you are in need of an adorable scarf, I'm your girl!