In January of 2017 I sat down and decided to write out my personal goals for the new year. I knew that I wanted it to be more than just a simple resolution. I wanted to spend some time and effort on creating meaningful and intentional goals for myself and my family. I spent some time researching different methods for setting goals and I decided it would be best to break them up into categories. I eventually decided on four different categories of importance and selected one goal in each area. Over the course of 2017 I’ve looked back at…

As we prepare to send our kids back to school next week, I can’t help but think of how much we are required to do during this time of year as parents. So many expectations are placed on us to make the first day perfect. Every year this process kicks off with the school supply list. Often times we will have to go to multiple stores to find the items that are needed. Rarely does it occur that all of the items we need are in one store! Next comes shopping for school clothes. I have children that fall on…

Summer is my favorite season. There are so many things that I love about this time of year. I’m sure it doesn’t hurt that I’m about 30 minutes away from some of the best beaches in the country, but that not why it’s my favorite. Summer symbolizes freedom. Summer is the time for family vacations, time off from work, no alarm clocks and so much more. I suppose my affection for summer started as a child. I loved school, but summer was full of exploration and wonder. All of the things that you just didn’t have time for during the…