2022, children

My “new school year” resolutions

Tomorrow is the last day of July, so August is literally right around the corner. My children have a week and a half before returning to school, but I myself have three weeks left of summer vacation. I am a huge fan of reflection and goal setting. The end of each school year affords me… Continue reading My “new school year” resolutions

2022, Christmas in July

Christmas in July: The Inn at Christmas Place Pigeon Forge, TN

The Inn at Christmas Place, Pigeon Forge, TN Recently, my family and I went to Sevierville and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for my daughters’ dance competition. While the rest of the team stayed at a different hotel, we have always wanted to stay at Inn at Christmas Place. I’m really glad we did- not only was… Continue reading Christmas in July: The Inn at Christmas Place Pigeon Forge, TN

2022, family, life as a lumber, Personal

Life as a Lumber: what we’ve been up to

We are cruising head first down the hill to my summer vacation. The girls, who are in a different school system and a different schedule, have been out almost four weeks. I’m ready to be out of school with them. This kid has taken up running and plans to try out for cross country this… Continue reading Life as a Lumber: what we’ve been up to

2022, Blogging, family, life as a lumber

Life as a Lumber: What We’ve Been Up To

It’s been a minute since I last updated you on our lives. These two sweet little stinkers finished their kindergarten and fifth grade years on Thursday. I am a bit jealous, since I don’t get out of school until June 8. Isn’t this just the cutest thing ever? Also, their dance team racked up recently… Continue reading Life as a Lumber: What We’ve Been Up To

2022, mental health, self care

Mental Health Monday: Small opportunities for self-care

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Each Monday in May, I am going to share something mental health related. Most people would agree that a little self-care is good for our mental health...but self-care means different things for different people. Some people aren't really sure what self-care even means. Today, I'd like to share a… Continue reading Mental Health Monday: Small opportunities for self-care