“I don’t deserve to take care of myself. So I’ll just be a martyr mom and take care of everyone else and eventually gain 100 pounds and run my adrenals into the ground.” “I don’t deserve to have fun. I can’t take a break unless the house is clean and the laundry is caught up and the school books are put away. I can’t spend
A few years ago we started a new tradition at Easter time: making Resurrection Rolls. We usually make them with the younger girls after dyeing boiled eggs. Last year things got so busy we didn’t make them until several days after Easter. See? No perfection required when it comes to family traditions. Resurrection Rolls Prepare a baking sheet with either pan spray or
There is a dizzying array of skin care products out there in the world. I’ve tried my share over the years, and dropped them when they made my face break out or didn’t help with wrinkles or texture. I’ve currently settled on a skin care routine that I really like (at age 55), so I thought I’d share the products with you since some of
Have you tried many times to find the right planner to keep your time organized? Maybe you’ve gone to a conference session or watched YouTube videos and come away determined to stick with it this time. You spend hours googling planners, drooling over beautiful photos and searching for the best buy and the perfect layout. You get a coupon code, choose a cover and click
A favorite from This Lovely Place archives….time and place has changed but the lessons are the same. She woke up late because she stayed up too late. The kids were already off track with their chores and the dishwasher didn’t get started the night before. After attending to an unexpected detail on the computer, she barely had time to pull on some clothes before an
We’re studying World War II at our house. So far we’ve read aloud some really good books: The Winged Watchman by Hilda van Stockum The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier (later editions renamed Escape From Warsaw) The House of Sixty Fathers by Meindert DeJong Next on the list is the young adult version of Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand We’ve watched these movies: The Scarlet and the
Every recipe has a story, whether it’s about the first time you cooked it, or where you found it. This recipe is a fairly recent family favorite, although certain family members have very definite preferences about it. I know of one little girl who eats everything but the corn, leaving the golden kernels in the bowl while carefully picking out everything else to eat.