Our Messy Lives

Creating Calmness in the Daily Mess of Our Lives

First Day of School – the Saddest Day of the Year

So many moms cry on the first day back to school. And they cry happy tears. Yes, I cry, too. But mine are sad tears. It means the start of homework , more gymnastics practices, school activities. Less time to… Continue Reading →

BMI – How Great Is It?

We have heard over and over how our BMI (Body Mass Index) shouldn’t be over 25. After that, we have all these different health risks and are supposedly fat. It doesn’t take into account muscle mass (if you recall from… Continue Reading →

When to Buy, When to Hold

I know that there are the best times of the year to buy stuff to get it at the deepest discount. I just can’t ever remember when! Here’s a list for you. If you know more, let me know so… Continue Reading →

What NOT to do on a First Date

As the girls have gotten older, they’ve started to think about dating. It’s pretty loud and crazy in our house and I’ll admit, they aren’t always “ladylike”. That being said, they started coming up with a list of what not… Continue Reading →

Packing & Travel Tips

Now since you’ve got your trip planned…it’s time to pack! With a few tips it won’t be as bad as you think it will be. Packing your suitcase: Roll, don’t fold your clothes. Takes up less space & puts in… Continue Reading →

Why You Need a Vacation Today!

Most of you have probably heard how you need a vacation. If not, here’s a few of the very good reasons! According to the National Academy of Sciences, chronic stress can shrink your brain and contribute to feelings of irritability,… Continue Reading →

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