You Matter Monday Challenge #7: Smile

Today is the day to just smile.  That’s right – smile! Have you ever tried to not smile when a baby or toddler flashes you one of those grins that seems to keep you captivated? It’s basically impossible. Not matter what kind of mood you’re in, you can’t help but feel the pure joy and […]

You Matter Monday Challenge #6: Dance It Out

What was your favorite show to watch growing up? For me it was Star Search with Ed McMahon.  As a little girl I spent hours dancing, singing, and performing.  I was always getting “4 stars”!  I loved it! It brought me such joy, and I just knew I’d spend the rest of my life dancing. […]

A gratitude filled Reflection for 2015!

A Gratitude-Filled Reflection of 2015   Wow! It’s so hard to believe 2015 is nearing its end and 2016, with excitement and new adventure awaiting, is just around the corner! While 2015 has without question been one of my toughest years yet, it’s also proven to have been one of the most powerful and growth […]

You Matter Monday Challenge #5: Say Yes

It happens all the time: you get invited to “hang out” with a few of the moms from your neighborhood. Or maybe it’s an invite from some ladies at church or even a random person you met in the grocery store who happens to have children the same age as yours. How often, though, do […]

You Matter Monday Challenge #3: Get Dressed

Being a mom is challenging enough without having to put extra thought into what clothes you’re going to wear from day to day. Your clothes express your mood and your attitude, and these days there are basically two types of “attitudes” you’ll find yourself wearing when it comes to your wardrobe: the yoga-pants-work-out-clothes attitude or […]

You Matter Monday Challenge #2- Quiet Time in the morning

About a year ago when someone recommended this to me, I thought they were completely and utterly crazy. I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re thinking the same thing about me right this second. If you’re reading this, most likely you’re a tired parent who cherishes those extra zzz’s first thing in the morning, — especially […]

The You Matter Monday Challenge Begins: Enjoy Your Beverage

Let’s kick start this You Matter Monday Challenge and take care of you by enjoying our favorite beverage for the day! I know this sounds simple and you are like, “Irene- I already do this. Actually I do this all day long.”  But, bear with me and keep reading. For me, coffee gets me going. I […]

Daylight Saving Time- “Fall Back” with ease!

Daylight Saving Time ends in the United States and Canada on November 1st  at 2:00am.   I remember I used to get so excited about “falling back.” I would use those extra 60 minutes for catching up on sleep, or I would just take the time to enjoy another hour of the crisp fall weather. […]