The 10 Minutes that Will Change Your Life

We all have those long lists of things that we want to do but never seem to have the time for. Come days off, help, or even New Years, and we still don't make the time for them. One day, when for whatever random reason we decide to pick it up, it takes us a…

Things I Wish I Would’ve Done Differently in my Twenties

Last year was the year I celebrated being on Earth for three decades. Leaving the first decade of full adulthood was not sentimental or pregnant with negative emotions for me. I felt the same and didn't see how another day would categorize me as "old." I had encouragement for the future since I had heard…

The Irony of Discipline and How to Use It to Your Advantage

Over the last few days, we have been dog-sitting the family dog. When she came into our lives about 10 years ago, her and I became really close. She would follow me around the house and would almost always let me hold her. I took care of her day-to-day needs, and even had a little…

Don’t Let this New Year be an Accident

There are a few phrases our parents mutter that, for whatever reason, stick with us. Maybe the phrases are funny, sweet, sad, or just truthful. I can remember many examples, but I choose to dwell on one my dad said that taught me a great lesson. He told me once, very simply, "Good things don't…

How to Keep Your House Clean (the Karla Edition)

I have to confess that I don't like to clean, but I dislike dirt more than the action of cleaning, so, I clean. Our house is not immaculate but we do maintain it regularly. I, like I assume we all do, have a dream where I won't ever have to clean. My homemaker duties quickly…