The Story Behind Skip to My Life

Launching children can be an overwhelming and emotional process, one that threatens to derail even the best of us. Here’s a plan to get to the other side of this season by rediscovering our purpose and breaking the overwhelm into small, joy-filled steps.

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The Frightened Parent’s Guide to Spring Break

This is a shout-out to my fellow empty nest moms who have navigated the first semester of kids in college or gone from home.  Woot woot!  We’ve almost made it through the year, no small accomplishment. Spring break is just days away for my college-age kids, and I need to let you in on a […]

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No-Nos for Yoga Pants Over 40

UPDATE: Check out my Spring Walmart Workout Haul Now that the shine’s worn off my New Year’s resolutions, I’m looking for a good incentive to get off the couch.   A new addition to my workout wardrobe usually does the trick to bring a little freshness to my routine. My daughters’ generation is exceedingly comfortable with […]

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40+ Beauty: Insider Tips and Tricks

Hey ladies! It’s been a long, hard winter here and maybe where you are, as well. I’m looking for a little ray of sunshine and a way to do something nice for myself, how about you? Check out this great read, Beauty 40+, written by Boris Entrup , make-up pro and beauty insider.  Boris (love […]

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3 Tips for a Stunning Closet

My husband and I are recent empty-nesters. When our youngest settled into college life, our plan to downsize kicked into high gear. First on my list was styling our home to sell, and that meant bringing the “wow” factor to every area of the house-even the closets. While I’ll never know for sure, I’m guessing […]

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5 Recipe Favorites for Empty Nesters

Making the transition from feeding a family to cooking for two can be quite a challenge, especially when it’s fraught with the emotion of being a recent empty-nester. My husband and I are six months into the journey, and just now feel like we are getting the hang of it.  At first, we realized we […]

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Mind-blowing Bullet Journal Tips for Empty Nesters

When my daughter introduced me to the idea of bullet journaling, my initial response was- um, no.  She and her friend poured over the cute, dotted pages for hours on end, creating mood boards and calendars worthy of a gallery.  I simply didn’t have the time. Now that I’m an empty nester, I’ve revisited the […]

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Pro Tips for Thrifting Designer Labels

My love affair with the thrift store began when my kids were small and our budget was tight.  Now that we’re putting two kids through college while planning for retirement, we’re always looking for ways to stretch our dollar. I’ve turned these limitations into a treasure hunt by finding designer brands at a fraction of […]

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