Black Friday is Gone

Welcome! Welcome! Happy Thanksgiving to you all. I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful day with your family and friends and that some of the day is relaxing. Thanksgiving used to be a day of relaxing with the family, watching football, cooking, helping mom or grandma, or whoever made dinner clean up after dinner. Maybe it still is for many of you. Then we would sit down and talk, play some board games, and look at the ads for Black Friday.

It seemed like every year the stores were opening up earlier and earlier. It was kind of fun. Mom and I would go and get a lot of our Christmas shopping done while it was still dark. When we were done, we would go out for breakfast and then go home and take a nap. Frankly, the last couple of days were exhausting. Continue reading

New Name!

Welcome! Welcome! Well, as you may have noticed queenofhome.com has a new name. I have been doing a ton of thinking and the name just never quite sat well with me. Nothing is changing about the blog except the name. I just decided that I wanted to have a little more flexibility in what goes on in the blog. What if, for example, I want to have my husband or my teenage son write a blog post? They should be able to go around and brag about the blog they wrote for. I don’t think my seventeen-year-old, who is a talented writer would want to put his name on queenofhome.com. I could be wrong. Who knows?

Why livingwellandlovinglife.com? Also, I wanted something that sounded upbeat and inspiring, even on the days when someone might not feel so much so, including myself. Ha-ha! I want to provide content that is helpful and hopeful. So there you have it. Welcome, welcome. Feel free to comment with your thoughts on the name change as well as what you would like to see me write about. Thanks for reading!

Mixed Feelings on Mother’s Day

Welcome! Welcome! This year, Mother’s Day was so full of mixed feelings. It actually is every year, but it seemed so much more intense this year. My two oldest boys are getting so “old.” I’m starting to see the end of their time at home wither away. The time, as redundant as it is, has flown. It will continue to fly. I look back on their childhood with way too much regret. I pray that they never have to give a speech on Mother’s Day. They’ll have to either lie or dig extremely deep to find good things to say. I know that I am exaggerating, but the mistakes I have made pile up way too high. Continue reading

We are the queens of our homes

Welcome! Welcome! Yeah! QueenofHome.com is up and running. For this first post, I just want to explain the name. Queen of Home has nothing to do with me. Well, okay, it has something to do with me, but not how you might think. I do not feel like I am the best at what I do, which is being a wife and mom. That couldn’t be any farther from the truth. I have a long way to go in that department. Continue reading