Do less, experience more

There are three kinds of people in the world: those whose self-worth rests entirely on “doing”; those who can’t relax and play until they’ve “done their work” (the good old Puritan work ethic); and those who can relax and play at any time and never feel guilty! My husband fits the last category — in […]

Are you happy with the “status quo?”

  We just got back from a family vacation on the WA Olympic Peninsula (stunning, one of our favorite trips). This nature immersion was just what we needed. Now, I’m looking forward to a new school year and a fresh start for our family. For me, September–which I’m told signifies the start of the New Year for […]

8 ways to enjoy a stress-free vacation

Recently our family was invited to visit friends for the weekend at their cabin on the river a couple hour’s  drive from our house. Two days before we were going to leave, my husband and I were frantically creating lists of all the things we needed to buy, prepare, and pack — when we suddenly […]