How to Dry Shave without Hurting Yourself

I hate shaving. Every time I do it I’m thinking how little time I have to be doing it. I’m a mom… so I frequently feel like I don’t have enough time to get things done. Can you relate? Sometimes … Continue reading

Spring is Taking Over My House

The spring equinox was Sunday, March 20th.  Though I love snow and winter, I am so excited that Spring is here! There are blatant, in-your-face signs of it all through our home.  I am in my element but my poor … Continue reading

3 Ways to Get Cash from an Unwanted Gift Card

This Christmas my husband and I were blessed with several gift cards from his employer as a Christmas gift: $100 in gift cards to restaurants and $250 to Marriot.  We have 3 kids and have a hard time getting away … Continue reading

A Day in the Life: January 18, 2015

For the past 4 years my friend Rebekah at hosts my favorite link up all year: A Day in the Life.  The premise is simple, take a photo an hour every day.  By the end of the day you … Continue reading

Having Autism is Not a Sign of Stupidity

This post was originally published on March 7, 2011. My son, now in Middle School, is experiencing some of these issues again so I thought it would help him (and myself) to edit and republish it as a reminder of … Continue reading

Feeling Optimistic for 2015

I’m a superstitious person.  It drives my husband crazy.  But I feel like there’s a pattern to life and superstitions help me connect with that pattern.  One of my long held beliefs is what you’re doing on New Year’s Eve … Continue reading

What’s in a baby’s name?

One of the hardest things a parent can do is choose a name for their child.  Let’s put it this way… my first name is Dorothy and my maiden name is Butler.  I was dubbed Dorky Butt-licker in elementary school. … Continue reading

Pity: Party of One

I’m throwing myself a party today… a pity party. A couple of weeks ago I went for blood work and a MRI because my knee pain never resolved itself after the lateral release surgery I had a year ago. That would be … Continue reading

First Day of School 2011

I saw The Mysterious to the bus this morning for his first day of 3rd grade.  I told him I’d upload the pictures so he’d get to see them if he checks MyselfBetter at school. Have a great day today, … Continue reading