There are quite a few 30-day challenges out there. Some are for photography, others for cooking and there are a large number of fitness ones. There are those that look easy, while others seem quite challenging. But I am going to focus on the 30-day fitness challenge ones. We have all seen those before and after photos. Where the before picture is a person with plenty of fat on their body. Then 30 days later they are not only slim but have a killer six-pack to boot. However, the kicker is when they claim that no diet change is necessary. All that is required isRead More →

Can you believe that it’s June already? The month certainly snuck up on me. It felt as though it was still weeks away, and then suddenly there it was! After having a fantastic May, I am really looking forward to June. For the first time, I am going to create a list of monthly goals. My hope is the having a list to reference and sharing it will help keep me accountable and actually get all these things done. I know June will be fairly busy. I need to make sure that I stay on track and motivated. So, without further ado, let’s get intoRead More →

Rarely do I look back at a month and think ‘that was a great month’. Perhaps it’s because I don’t get out much and when I do I tackle my tasks as quickly as possible before returning to the safety of my home. That is the introvert life for you. But this year, I have decided to make changes in my life. So, in many ways, May was a transition month. Winter comes to an end and spring finally arrives. Embracing positivity, I thought I would share my May favorites. What I enjoyed this month will, hopefully, lead me to enjoy the rest of theRead More →

Father’s Day is coming. Typically, men are harder to buy for than women. They often say that they don’t need anything or tell you to buy them whatever you want. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t put the effort into looking for that perfect gift for your dad. It can be easy to fall into the trap of buying the usual gifts for dad. But let’s be honest, does he really need another tie? Or another golf club cover? Perhaps he does. However, if you are looking for something a bit different, then check out these 8 Father’s Day gift ideas. Your dad is sure toRead More →

We all love our kids. We want them to have fun and succeed in life. Allowing them to explore the world, learn new things, and even fail at times, is all part of being a parent. Finding a balance between being a kid and learning the ways of the world can be difficult. There are only so many hours in the day. So finding the time to teach your child a valuable skill after school, before sports practice, and during the weekends when they just want to play, is the challenge for all parents. However, taking the time to teach your kids these life skillsRead More →

Confession time. I didn’t learn how to cook when I was younger. In fact, learning to cook after 30 was something I hadn’t expected to do. But it doesn’t change the fact that this important skill was missing from my life. You may be wondering how I go to this point in my life and was still useless in the kitchen. It’s honestly amazing looking back now to think how long I went without knowing what to do in the kitchen. If I was hungry, I had to rely on things like sandwiches, microwaveable meals, or snacks. Clearly not an ideal situation. So I beganRead More →

Emergencies can happen at any time, to anyone. Being prepared does not mean you have to become a prepper. Having a basic kit on hand will lessen your stress during emergencies. What a kit contains can vary based on where you live and what natural disasters your area is prone to. Whether you buy an emergency bag or build your own, having this in your home can make a difference when an emergency happens. Building a home emergency kit is a good investment. This post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one of these links I mayRead More →

Are you in need of some Mother’s Day gift ideas that are a little bit different? Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. Finding that perfect gift for mom can be a bit of a challenge. Oftentimes, you will see advertisements for various gift ideas as Mother’s Day comes closer. However, I personally know that these gifts don’t always work for all moms. As a mom who doesn’t wear makeup, perfume, or jewelry, that takes away a number of gift ideas. Add in the fact that I don’t particularly like flowers either and that removes even more options. So, what do you buy on Mother’s Day forRead More →

This year I am making changes and embracing life. Or at least trying to. For years I have struggled to focus and get my life together. I may be able to stick to a routine for a week, but then after that everything falls apart. A lot of my failure revolved around my anxiety and depression. It’s hard to keep things going when your brain tells you everything is going wrong – even if it isn’t. One thing that I have found that helps, is to write things down. Having a list to remind me what needs to get done is great. I don’t alwaysRead More →