Fall is almost over and before we say goodbye to the autumn magic, I’m curious to know — what did you do to make this season memorable?
Was it harvesting or land tending? Spending the brightest days in the farmhouse? Or perhaps, you retreated to a wood cabin to find peace among majestic redwoods and maroon leaves, the quiet wind howling outside whilst you slurped a fifth cup of hot marshmallow-cocoa, basking in the warmth of the fluffiest blanket near the fireplace in the company of a heartwarming romance? Doesn’t that sound like heaven?
If you found yourself stuck inside this fall, I get it and I am also here to give you some new ideas to get you out into nature before the frigid temperatures and snow move in. Finish out fall with these five fun fall adventures to get outdoors. Having tested out all of these adventures myself, I have one thing to say: it’s all about having fun and creating memories.Continue Reading
In case you missed the big announcement last week, I have joined the BookSparks Fall Adventure and Reading Challenge (#FRC2018) as the Celebrity Guest. I’m excited to share this campaign with you as I join BookSparks and several lifestyle influencers – and hopefully all of you – as we celebrate JOMO (the JOY of Missing Out) this Fall and Winter. Forget FOMO (the fear of missing out that we all experience when tied to our social media). JOMO is all about putting your phone down and picking up a great book, or inviting your friends over for dinner, or getting outside and taking an adventure with your kids or your partner. Just being outside, enjoying the heavenly days we’re given and being present. As you know, that is what I’m all about.
For the rest of Fall and Winter, we’ll be reading great books, taking adventures and learning how to experience JOMO. I’ll also have several of the influencers as guests here on Those Heavenly Days sharing great content and ideas. But first: a giveaway!Continue Reading
I admit it. I’ve been struggling lately to create, write, edit, photograph, and publish content for Those Heavenly Days while working on Suits, and trying to parent four kids and take care of my home. The blog has taken a bit of a back seat this last month, and that makes me sad. You guys mean the world to me. I savor our connection and hate to let you down by going quiet for too long. So please know that my heart’s with you, even when a new blog post seems a bit overdue.
In all the joyful, slightly controlled chaos that is my life, heavenly days sometimes come along quite unexpectedly. The family takes a spontaneous hike, a long-ago friend pops up, I find the perfect antique at a flea market, the kids are happy just hanging together at home on a rainy day. The girls love reading and crafting, and now… Mr. Man is old enough to get busy with his own projects!Continue Reading
Before I had children I would have sworn I would never bribe them to behave, to pitch in or to be respectful. Almost ten years into momming that inexperienced opinion has gone up in flames. To all the mothers and fathers out there I was secretly judging when witnessing the “I’ll buy you a lollipop if you get off the ground and stop screaming” technique…I deeply apologize. For years I tried the stern mom voice and the “look” you all know the one. Eyes squinted, lips pressed, chin titled to the side. It occasionally worked but it never really brought the best out of my kids and wasn’t really the incentive they needed to encourage positive behavior. Sure no one wants to piss off mom, or few sane people do, but is that really what I wanted my kids to be thinking when good versus bad choices arise? “Don’t piss off mom, don’t piss off mom, don’t piss off mom.” Continue Reading