About me

As a mother of 4 grown children, ages 19-31, a grandmother of 8, ages 7 months -12, and a wife of 31 years, I have learned a little about housekeeping, mothering and parenting. Not that I know it all, mind you, or that I am able to DO it all. I have just learned some good tips and tricks and I have also learned what it is okay NOT to do!

I have been a stay-at-home mom, a working mom, a work-at-home mom and a business owner with my husband for a full-business we ran from our home for 5 years. AND we homeschooled our kids during those years. So, you better believe I have learned a few tricks!

My hope and prayer on this site is to offer some practical tips and resources to help you manage your busy life.

If you are struggling with burnout and feeling overwhelmed, my other site Living the Balanced Life, has writings to help you balance out your self, make you think, and slow you down.


The About Me profile above was written and published almost 2 years ago. Some things have changed since then. I have gained a son-in-law. And my youngest daughter is engaged and they have a wonderful little boy.

The biggest change, however, is that my marriage of over 31 years has ended. Not one to drag my personal issues across the internet, let me just say this was NOT what I was expecting to happen in my life.

I have had to learn to move on, learn how to accept the new structure that my family has. Even though all the kids are grown, divorce is hard. I have struggled, and still struggle, but God has brought as awesome man BACK into my life, someone I dated in high school.

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