Top 7 Steps to Take When You Lose Your Job

Take a look at today’s headlines. No, really, I’ll wait. What did you see? Words like “recession” and “record-high inflation” probably jumped off the screen, creating a sinking feeling in your stomach or raising your level of anxiety. Are you worried about possible lay-offs? Are rising interest rates making the dream of home ownership seemContinue reading “Top 7 Steps to Take When You Lose Your Job”

How Much Do You Need in Your Emergency Fund?

I’d like to tell you a story about the worst year and a half of my life. And yes, before you start to wonder, it was the same year and a half that was everyone else in the world’s worst as well. But for me, it was an entirely different reason. It all began inContinue reading “How Much Do You Need in Your Emergency Fund?”

Grab an Embroidery Hoop and Some Artificial Flowers to Create This Spring Décor

An embroidery hoop might not be the first item that comes to mind as a versatile and creative decoration, but it’s simplicity allows for a wide variety of creative projects that can help you keep your home décor fresh and up-to-date with the changing seasons. Best of all, they’re inexpensive and readily available at anyContinue reading “Grab an Embroidery Hoop and Some Artificial Flowers to Create This Spring Décor”

How to Be Less Critical

I have a confession: I’m critical. And oh, my goodness, do I hate this about myself. I’m an Enneagram Type 1, high-achieving, and judgmental perfectionist. I’m hardest on myself, but I’m also hard on those closest to me in relationships. It’s been a hard year for my family. My husband has been in and outContinue reading “How to Be Less Critical”

5 Ways to Encourage your Twin Toddlers to Share

If you were to pop into our home at any moment during the day, you’d probably hear me utter the following phrase within minutes of walking through the door: “You shared a placenta for eight months, you can share this (toy, snack, book, mom’s lap, fill-in-the-blank).” The truth is, I remember my identical twin girlsContinue reading “5 Ways to Encourage your Twin Toddlers to Share”

How we Got BOTH our Twins Sleeping Through the Night in 10 Weeks

Nothing can prepare you for having kids. And doubly can nothing prepare you for having twins. I remember the first time it hit me that I wouldn’t actually be sleeping for a while. It was our first night home from the hospital and we had just laid the twins down in the crib in ourContinue reading “How we Got BOTH our Twins Sleeping Through the Night in 10 Weeks”