Home Your Best Self

Your Best Self

How to Plan the Perfect Second Wedding Over 40

You can plan the perfect wedding whether you're getting married for the first time over 40 or this is your second wedding. Here's how I planned my casual and inexpensive but still meaningful wedding using ideas from Pinterest. From the dress to the cake to the flowers, you can find ideas to make your own "I...

10 Things Happy Empty Nesters Don’t Do

Wondering what to do now that the kids have left home and you have any empty nest? Well, here are some things you shouldn't be doing because happy empty nesters DON'T do these things. Really!

Gift Guide 2020: The Best Christmas Gifts for College Students

Looking for the best Christmas Gifts for a college student? This guide has been updated for 2020 and has the proven gifts your college student will love to get: gifts to wear, gifts for the dorm, and useful gifts. Tons of easy gift ideas that are sure to please! Wondering what to get...

How to Survive Your First Week in Your Empty Nest

The first week in your empty nest can be a huge adjustment. Whether you're returning home from college drop-off or waving goodbye as your child moves out of the house, facing your house, which now seems much too quiet, can be overwhelming. Here are some tips to help you survive your first week as an empty...

Why I’m Replacing My Daughter with a Tiny Annoying Dog

When my daughter Charlotte was eight, every time I went down the stairs at our house she would follow behind me, clutching my waist and digging her sharp little chin into my shoulder. Every time. And I, ever the mother of the year, would yell at her to stop. She’s eighteen now and you know what I’m going to say....