10 Easy Ways to Start Reading More Books Effectively

While some people aren’t exactly thrilled about being quarantined in their homes during the Covid-19 pandemic, I myself have found an amped-up love for reading. In the last month, I have consumed on average 2 books per week. Check out my Covid reading list. While pandemic life has created more time in my life to allow for this, it has been a revolutionary experience that I don’t plan on stopping any time soon. I want to share the 10 strategies I have found that allow me to not only read more books but to also comprehend and remember them more effectively.

5 Natural Hair Care Treatments and 5 Ingredients to Avoid

There is no denying that there is a push for more cruelty-free and natural hair care products. We’ve become more aware of what’s in our foods and what’s going on our skin, we also need to be more mindful of what we’re placing on our scalps.

I’ve been in salons for many years now and had the privilege of working with quite a few hair care lines. First, I’d like to chat a bit about five ingredients that you want to avoid, and then I’m excited to share five hair care lines that share our personal beliefs of people before product.

From Independent Woman to Homeschool Mom. Why I Gracefully Made the Transition.

Never ever in my life did I think I would be a mom. Then, never ever did I think I would be a homeschooling mom. In fact, I counted down the days until my daughter would go to kindergarten. I would have some one on one time with my son and get a little bit of my freedom back. My daughter is a take charge, talkative girl who doesn’t take “no” for an answer. Qualities that I prayed she’d have but admittedly are very exhausting. Imagine my dismay when she repeatedly cried every day before and after school … for 7 months straight. It was clear something was wrong.

The Kindness Experiment: What Happened When I Stopped Talking Smack

Do people even say “talk smack” anymore? Who knows. Just trying to get my point across. Anywho…this is a post I have been wanting to write for a year or more and now, in the midst of riots and hate in my hometown area of Minneapolis, I felt now was more fitting than ever to share my Kindness Experiment and what happened when I started actually being kind with my words. This meant being nicer to myself and others. Both to their face, and behind the back!

Faith Over Fear: How to Let Go of Control in Stressful Times

Hey guys! If I don’t already know you, my name is Heather and I have been married for almost 15 years and my husband and I have two sweet, handsome boys, ages 9 and 13. I have been a SAHM for the last 5 years and have recently enjoyed following my writing passion by launching my lifestyle blog, Within These Four Walls. Shout out to my friend Renee for her awesome blogging course and all her support! I appreciate her having me here for this guest post. Thanks, Renee!

How to Stop Overspending on Your Kids Clothes and Toys

I was recently asked a question by a mom who was wondering how she can break the bad habits she has around spending money on her kids. Specifically in the area of toys and clothing. I talk a lot about my struggles of being a shopaholic, for sure, but I suppose I never really dove into my struggles with overspending on my kids. Today I want to cover some of the strategies I used that allowed me to be more intentional with my money and how I spend it when it comes to my children.