I came across ‘The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning’ by Margaretta Magnusson as advertised by one of my favorite little bookstores. Of course the name caught my attention and being that I was in a cleaning mode, I gave it a try. The author is charming and straightforward. It was a quick read, some of which
With all the hoopla surrounding Halloween, it’s important to take a step back and make sure we are also giving attention to the grown-up aspects of our lives. If you happen to love costumes and haunted houses, at least aim for a minimum of one kid-free event. My plan is to hang with my friends
Last summer, I wrote about the passing of our thirteen-year-old Bichon-poodle named Kisses. While this loss was painful, it was an experience of growth for our family. My boys learned about how to grieve and I learned how to step back and let them. We weren’t in any rush to add another dog into our
Our physical health is a cornerstone of our overall well-being. As a parent, it is so easy to put the focus on our kids and as a result, our self-care often suffers. One of the most important things you can do for your health is exercise. Over the years I have found the best way
People show us we matter in a variety of ways. When we truly matter to someone, they show up for us with comforting consistency. They answer our calls or texts, even in the middle of the night, and they do so with regularity. A busy person can still show you that you matter to them.