The Dos and Don'ts for a Good Night's Sleep

11 Ways to Have a Good Night’s Sleep

I often have trouble sleeping in the summer months. I stay awake past my bedtime because it’s too light outside and, often, too hot to sleep inside.  That’s not to say I don’t have trouble sleeping during the other three seasons of the year. Some times the reason is stress and worry. Other times is too noisy. Sometimes getting a good night’s sleep can be a challenge. Whatever the reason and whichever the season, getting a good night’s sleep is important. According to the Center for Disease Control, more than one quarter of the American population reports problems getting enough Read More

The Dos and Don'ts for a Good Night's Sleep

Favorite 6 Books Read in the Last 6 Months

Each year I set a goal to read 50 books. I reached 32 this week. So I’m ahead of my goal and have most of the summer to go still. I thought I’d share my top 6 books of the last 6 months. Looking for a summer read? Check out my my list. Please note this post contains affiliate links. See disclosure policy for details.   My 6 Favorites Reads in the Last 6 Months 1. The Last Telegram by Liz Trenow I love stories set during World War II. This story goes back and forth between 1940s and modern Read More

The Dos and Don'ts for a Good Night's Sleep

12 Quotes on Writing to Inspire You

Lately, I’ve been having trouble staying motivated to write. My life has been busy with my kids’ end-of-school activities, my daughter’s high school graduation, family visiting from out of town, and our family vacation to Disneyland. But I’ve set a goal to write two posts per week this summer, and I need some inspiration to make my goal. Inspirational quotes are one of my favorite ways to motivate myself. I  started collecting some quotes on writing and I thought I’d share them. People write for a variety of reasons. Some write because they have a point of view that they Read More

The Dos and Don'ts for a Good Night's Sleep

Disneyland, I Miss You Already

My family spent last week at the Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland. It’s been several years since we made the trek south. The drive takes a minimum of 6 hours from our home, but can take much longer depending on the dreaded L.A. traffic. After three magical days, we came home.  Leaving the park is always bittersweet. Now I am going through Disneyland withdrawals.     I know people have varying feelings towards all that is Disney. I saw people on this trip who have way more dedication to the brand than I do. I’m talking full sleeve tattoos of Disney Read More