Elisa Ritter

Elisa is a city girl who moved to Ramona with her husband Eddie and their three children. The Teen, the Boy and little V. She is a stay at home mom who home schools her son, teaches Sunday school, loves to crochet, sew and craft-nights. She also has a passion for gardening, enjoys wine tastings and having date nights out. When she isn't running her kids from singing lessons to soccer, she likes to attend church marriage group with her husband, meeting friends for happy hour, working out, and having coffee, lots and lots of coffee. Since moving to the suburbs of San Diego a few years ago she has learned that country living isn't so bad after all.

Series Pt. 2: You’ve Got Options, PERIOD! My Menstrual Cup Saga…

A few months ago I wrote this blog post about why I wanted to venture out into the world of reusable period products, and/or better-for-me period products. Since then, I have plunged into the...

Is Comparison Really the Thief of Joy?

You have probably heard the phrase "comparison is the thief of joy". (Theodore Roosevelt) I have tried to be very aware of comparing myself to other women, to other moms (and I fail miserably all...

You Have Options! PERIOD

Let's talk about your period. I have them, you have them, most women have them! They are messy, there's nothing fun about them, and they can be expensive! Last year I ran into a Youtube channel...
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Springtime Gardening Tips from a Green Thumb

Its that time of the year, where you can smell Spring in the air. When you walk into any store and see gardening stuff everywhere! I love this time of year. I love the flowers,...
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Movie Date Night with My Teen

When my teenager was little and I was a single mom, we did everything together. We would eat out, visit the bookstore, go shopping and have movie date nights often. Once I remarried and had...

My Heart Aches for Sutherland Springs

Sunday afternoon I got a text from my teen that there had been another shooting. As I pulled up to the parking lot where I was meeting a friend, I quickly grabbed my phone...

The Best Ever Recipe for Pumpkin Scones that are Perfect for Fall

Don't bite my head off... but I'm not a PSL fan. However I am in love with Bux's pumpkin scones. Well at least I was, up until a few years ago when they somehow managed...

My Son is Not Sporty, and I’m Okay with it!

Do you have a child who isn't into sports? What do YOU do?

Delicious Summer Time Aguas Frescas Recipes

Mexican Aguas Frescas are among my favorite things to make during the summer. They are refreshing on a hot day by the pool, easy to make, and accompany any grilled meal. As a child, some...
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Lack of Sex and Intimacy in your Marriage too?

Let's get real and talk about SEX. How long is too long to not have sex? Is it a bad thing that I don't want it? Does "this" happen to everyone? Is it just ME? What is intimacy anyway? These...

My KIND of Bar :: DIY Recipe to Save Some Money

Lately I've been completely obsessed with KIND bars. Have you tried them? They are full of nutty yummy goodness! Some have dried fruit, others have chocolate or peanut butter. Yum! What's not to like? I'm not...

Mom Guilt to Mom Grace : Mom Confessions

A few weeks ago I was hit with a big case of Mom GUILT! Ugh! You know that one right? It creeps in slowly during the day, when you can't seem to catch up with life...