Hi, I’m Val. Thanks for coming by this little corner of the interwebs!
I’m a mom who’s searching for shortcuts and hacks through the hard parts of life to get to experience more of the good stuff. I explore what’s out there and report my findings back to you, and together we look at ways to turn the things we learn into actionable, doable things to actively improve our lives. Oh, and the thoughts you bring to the table are just as important as what I bring. (Check out The Rules of The Game below.)
So what’s this ‘hard stuff’ that we’re learning more about? These are the areas we poke around in:
- Looking after ourselves properly (self-care + personal growth)
- Navigating the tricky parts of parenting young kids (strategies + solutions to the challenges we face raising good kids in this crazy, wonderful world)
- Home ownership and wanting The Pinterest-Perfect Home (but we can’t afford all the things, so we hack our way there)
- Life Lessons aka. School of Hard Knocks aka Adulting. Things we’re supposed to know how to handle but have no bloody clue about.
“Searching for happiness is so cliché”, they said
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