the domestic tales of four sisters

the domestic tales of four sisters

Category: “Me” Time

The Hard Days

I’m hard on myself these days. Especially hard. I eat a brownie, I feel guilt I eat a carrot, I remind myself that one carrot doesn’t equal ten pounds of weight loss. I get grumpy with my husband, I feel ashamed. I get impatient with […]

My Mother’s Day Wish

Happy (day late) Mother’s Day! If your Facebook news feed was anything like mine you witnessed some very cute mom & kid pictures mixed with articles and open letters about “finally seeing your mom” or “To my mom…” I skimmed them or skipped past them. […]

3 Ways I Make Time for Rest on the Weekends

3 Ways I Make Time for Rest on the Weekends

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, my days are long.  I wake up early to get a jump on each day and after work, dinner, family time, homework, practices, and trying to maintain a relationship with my husband I fall into bed […]

5 Simple Habits that Keep Me My Healthy Best

5 Simple Habits that Keep Me My Healthy Best

With a few weeks of school under our belts I can officially say we’re settling in to our new routine.  I’m back to waking ridiculously early to sneak my work out in before everyone else starts to wake up and am slowly adjusting to having all three […]

Life Cleansing

Life Cleansing

First let me say that I am going to be rather straightforward this post. More straightforward than I normally am. I know, I know – seems impossible. Previously I have mentioned that I have a sign hanging above my sink that reads, “Live Simply ~ […]

Grace for Self

We are four days into the New Year. I’m not sure how 2015 arrived so quickly – but it did. And for that – I am extremely grateful. If you’re like me you have spent the past week or so standing around (or laying in […]

The Five Moms in the Grocery Store

Disclaimer: This is not to offend anyone. You do things how you do things. But one important thing we all must do as parents is laugh at ourselves. Otherwise the little people win. The little people can’t win. THEY CAN’T WIN! So don’t take offense. […]

Why I’m Choosing to be Selfish

Why I’m Choosing to be Selfish

For the first time since having my oldest child (8 1/2 years ago), I’m putting myself first… sometimes. Since that little girl was born, I have been mommy first and foremost.  Everything from the purchasing of clothing to when I take a shower has been dictated […]

Morning Routines

I’m a fan of routines. My kids were each carefully settled into one shortly after birth that lasted through their entire first year. Now they have morning routines and bedtime routines and, because of the daycare, we even have a very set schedule for our […]

Quick Soft Curls

Quick Soft Curls

NOTE: This post contains pictures taken with my iPhone. Right before I went to begin my camera battery died. I apologize beforehand! As a child I hated my hair being touched. Allegedly. I say allegedly because I think my mom may just be exaggerating a […]