To Have and To Hold…

Last weekend the kids and I took advantage of my husband’s work travel to surprise him with some master bedroom changes. In all of the digging and moving, I found my old video recorder as well as the video from our wedding nearly nine years ago. I got the kids settled on our bed and…

Wordless Wednesday: Hope Springs Eternal

The view from my front door. The view of my front door. Hope Springs eternal.

Earth Footwear 30 Day Challenge ̵...

FACT: I am 30 pounds overweight and soft from spending days either sitting at a computer or exhausted from chasing my three year old or driving my five year old here there and everywhere. FACT: The healthiest time in my life was in graduate school when I didn’t own a car and walked everywhere I…

Where in the World Is….Resource...

What a week it has been! Last week when I put “30 Days of Change: Parenting” on hold until my return from the Blissdom Conference in Nashville reunited me with my children, I had no idea what the coming days had in store for me. I left the Washington, DC, area in anticipation of an…

30 Days of Change: Let It Begin!

When I began this blog I made a promise to my readers to be resourceful. The name of the blog defines its purpose, and while introducing important information, helpful products, and tricky tips falls under the resourceful umbrella, I thought it was time to get down to the nitty gritty and see some real change…

Wordless Wednesday: Let It Be Spring&...

The daffodils are ready… Emma is ready… Noah is ready… But it’s January. The beautiful days don’t last, and we may be up to our eyeballs (or waists) in snow again. Are you ready?

MB2.0 – Are You a Hybrid Mommy ...

Last summer I wrote a post that came back to bite me a few times about bloggers and their relationship with members of the public relations field. Some of you will remember the PR black-out brouhaha, but what you may not know is how much incredible support I received in e-mails and Twitter messages about…

Wordless Wednesday: Noah vs. The Cat ...

#TU – Thumbs Up, Twitter Friends.

For months I’ve been meaning to share this idea, but there never seemed to be a good time. I tweet with hundreds of hashtags for anything from Sitewarming Parties to snarky remarks best suited to one big jumbled word. Tonight is the night I share my idea with the world. Okay, so for right now…

#Tastemaker Challenge – I Need ...

As you may recall, I’ve been participating in a #Tastemaker online cooking challenge sponsored by the U.S. Potato Board. December was a big month as I completed two challenges at once. It took me some time to get everything together after camera glitches, dead batteries, and ingredient gaffes, but at long last they are here….

Baring My Soul and More for Anissa

WARNING: If you are my relative, in-law, former or future employer, pastor, over the age of 65, under the age of 18, or have a heart condition, do not read this post. If you are an ex-boyfriend…eat your heart out.I don’t know how I get myself roped into these things. Well, in this case I…

Resourceful Rewind: The Best of 2009

As we begin 2010, I thought I’d take a moment to remember some of my favorite posts from 2009. Hopefully you’ll find a few new tips or enjoy a laugh or two. Happy New Year! OrganizingTry using bins and baskets in unusual places and watch the clutter disappear! Every time I follow this e-mail management…

Open Letter to Traditional Media

Dear Members of the Traditional Media, There’s something I’ve been meaning to talk to you about for some time. Lately when I pick up my favorite magazine, turn on the news, or check out the e-version of the newspaper – because let’s face it, no one is buying the print copy – I’ve noticed that…

Perception Is The New Truth

This is a post that I have been writing and re-writing for weeks. In light of this week’s events, it is time to finally hit “publish.” For those of us who work online, we’ve known for some time that while truth is a lovely ideal, perception is king. When we pick up “parenting” magazines in…

When the World Turns Upside Down…

I am an incredibly visual person, and memories play back for me like movies, miniature recordings of movement, sound, smell, feeling, rather than snapshots. They are vivid. Bright colors. Intense emotion. Detail. I remember the day my world turned upside down, never again to right itself. I was 13. It was the summer before ninth…

Praying for Anissa

This is Anissa. If you’re meeting her for the first time here, then you are most likely not a mom blogger. If you have not yet met her in person, then you are missing a special moment in your life and I pray that God allows more moments with Anissa for all of us… Let…

Wordless Wednesday: The Magic Returns...

Just a couple more weeks until we return…

Wordless Wednesday: The Magic Returns...

Just a couple more weeks until we return…

Another Year of Blessings…

On Sunday I celebrated another birthday. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it is the perfect time to look back on my year and appreciate the blessings I have been given. I am thankful for… – work at a time when many are being forced to go without…– the health of my family…– the amazing…

Two Tales of a City: Tale One

A week ago I received an e-mail invitation to attend a press event in New York City. As bloggers, we receive many invitations to go on trips (sometimes paid for, sometimes not), attend events, participate in press conferences. It is impossible to have enough time and money to attend every event that comes my way,…

Tastemaker Challenge – Month One

As a blogger I find myself offered interesting opportunities that would never have come into my life if it wasn’t for this fun platform and great community. Sometimes these offers come in the form of small jobs, often they are just introductions to new products or companies. But every now and then someone develops a…