Back from mine and Miley’s walk this morning, and a pretty chilly one. I’ve been walking this trail for years, and it’s funny about the trail. You see the same people, who are there daily, and you become friends with them. Most I don’t even know their names, yet know…


Bad news.

You failed. Yup, miserably. Bumpy and wild and you crashed and burned. Now, here you sit, having to pick up the pieces and “get back on the horse” as it were. What went wrong?

Have you ever been there? Looking over the shoulda, coulda, wouldas, regretting your choices…


The internet has made viewing houses, whether across town, or across the country, accessible right from the comfort of your kitchen table. How would one check out the neighborhood of a home you’re interested in, though, when travel restrictions or sheltering in place may be getting in the way of…


For that Mom who is told that there’s “something unusual” revealed during prenatal testing, and it needs further investigation.

For that Mom who, rather than happy chatter in the delivery room, hears quiet and whispers.

For that Mom who has friends and family who don’t know what to say to…


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A home inspection will give a buyer the opportunity to find any major issues with a house before finalizing the sale. An inspector will approach a home from an unbiased and neutral perspective, checking the roofing, the wiring, the plumbing, the HVAC, etc., for issues big and small. Getting the…


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TRUST THE TIMING IN YOUR LIFE!

Isn’t it true when everything seems to be falling apart, something better is coming together? Huh- it’s funny how that works.

I’ve done a lot of things in my work life, and partnered with a lot of well-known brands: I’ve watched over little ones…


I feel like I’ve woken up from some sort of foggy dream. I’m looking around, not knowing what day it is, or if it’s 6am or 6pm. I feel confused and disoriented, rubbing the sleep out of my eyes and hair all bed-head like. What has this all been? What’s…


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With the help of instruction and demonstration on YouTube videos a homeowner may find he is able to do some basic home repair and DIY around the house himself. Sometimes, though, a project is beyond the typical homeowner’s comfort level where a seemingly simple job actually requires some extensive knowledge…


I’ve written in journals on and off through the years. The earliest one that I remember was a Nancy Drew diary that Santa brought back in the fourth grade. It had a lock, and a key, and everything!

I’ve journaled on and off since then, and really began to be…


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There’s been a lot of uncertainly during these unprecedented times of the Coronavirus pandemic. Because of this uncertainty, or a host of other reasons, while you had originally planned to put the house on the market this year, you’ve decided to hold off until next year to sell. Sound like…

Melissa Rolland

Wife, Boymom, Dogmom. Writer, Speaker and Solopreneur. Writing About Home, Business, and Everyday Life. Been There, Done That, & Went Ahead & bought the TShirt.

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