Blog Posts

Apr 20, 2015
It's almost here…summer!
With that comes the annual clean-out-the-kids-closets-to-see-what-still-fits marathon.  It's amazing how one week your kid's clothes seem to fit just perfectly and the next week they appear to be wearing crop tops with their little belly buttons showing and their shorts look like they should be playing on a 1960 basketball team.  Let's hope short shorts on men and boys never make a comeback.
Apr 17, 2015
Chances are, those modern day children of yours have been given a great education on the importance of recycling. Do they also know how to reuse everyday materials around the house? Before setting out bins for curbside pickup or making the weekly haul to the recycling center, check to see if your family can waste less (and save money!) by using household odds and ends in all kinds of cool ways.
Apr 10, 2015
Being a mom is one of my greatest joys and I know in my heart that I’m a good one. Still, I’m sometimes plagued with “Mommy Guilt”; the feeling that no matter how much I do, it’s just not enough. There are times when I can really use a few hours to do my thing. I think my family ends up better off when I take that time and taking a break for the evening doesn’t mean I’m taking a break from being a mom.
Apr 9, 2015
10 Things I Wish I Had Known About Mommydom
I have been a mom for 4.5 years and I am still learning things all of the time. However, there are 10 things that I wish I had known about being a mom before I became one. If I had known these things, I would have saved myself a great deal of time, stress and money.
Apr 6, 2015
When it comes to practical solutions for the home, toy storage is at the top every mom’s list. Thanks to the World Wide Web of ideas, do-it-yourself decorators everywhere can furnish a home without spending a load of money. Users of sites like Pinterest and Instagram post the most beautiful pictures of someone else’s used pieces being turned into another person’s treasure.
Apr 2, 2015
I just wrapped up my 12th Rhea Lana event; it was another wonderful week full of inspiring women, great fashion, and tired feet. Every year as I start to get my items ready to consign and as I go and shop to find all the treasures, I think about my very first baby shower and all the people who blessed our family with gifts when welcoming our first child into the world.
 
Mar 25, 2015
Have you shopped at a Rhea Lana Half Price Sale? It can be hard to wait when there's a local Rhea Lana's sale going on, but if you can hold off shopping or return for a second shopping trip when the 50 percent off sale happens, your patience will be rewarded with some great deals.
Yes, there is less selection, but it's also not as overwhelming. There tend to be fewer shoppers, so you can contemplate your choices a little more easily. Here are some tips for making the most of your half-price day experience.
 
Mar 25, 2015
April to me means seersucker, sandals, the Resurrection, and yes, Easter baskets.  Instead of filling your kids baskets with things that’ll turn Easter morning upside down from the sugar high, try these sweet surprises instead.
 
Mar 25, 2015
Easter is fast approaching, so it’s time to get those perfect Easter outfits for the kids.
 
Mar 23, 2015
I am That Book Mama; a mother and a librarian who loves books. I love to talk about them. I want to peruse shelves and look at them. I want to hug them. I want to smell them...yes smell. I'll admit it, I'm a book sniffer. You cut me and I bleed books...books and Taco Bell, but that's a whole other story.