When You Don’t Get to Raise Your Baby

If you were / are able to raise your baby until they naturally leave the nest, awesome!  This is written more for a myriad of other situations that life tosses at some of us. I’ve been given the opportunities to be on many sides of this coin. Warning: the drama of many lies ahead. It’s […]

Do you want to be a minimalist, or just DECLUTTER?

Do you want to be a minimalist? (Maybe?) Have you been inundated with the minimalist idea on social media, at a church gathering, in class, from your mother or best friend? Yes! Let’s jump on that bandwagon because it’s fun ride, and healthy! But first… That’s a HUGE undertaking. How much time do you have […]

Pick Your Own Produce Adventure

We had a spectacular family outing recently! We discovered there are a few nearby pick your own farms. I’ve always wanted the children to experience picking their own fruit, and to see the orchards and fields dedicated to such a venture. The place we chose for a first try was Meadowlark Farm, near Rose Hill, […]

5 Reasons It’s OK to Show Only Your Highlight Reel

Do you get tired of seeing your friends’ highlight reel of amazing nights out, superbly talented, gorgeous children, and most adorable pets on social media? Take a breather and see why they do it, and why you can feel OK doing it too. 1 You have something to feel good about. Not everyone is having […]

Are You Watching the Total Eclipse of the …

… “Heart” still comes to mind even when the Solar Eclipse is just days away. I’m truly a product of feely music lyrics. Are you watching the solar eclipse on August 21st? It’s exciting that I’ll share the experience with my two youngest children, and perhaps we will put on a last minute Eclipse Party […]

Editing – Do you need help?

Editing does not come easily to too many. Unfortunately, errors with grammar, spelling, and punctuation mistakes are noticeable. (I’ve noticed.) I’m not referring to the use of literary license, when an author plays with words purposefully. That can be pretty entertaining! For some readers, editing mistakes make all the difference between continuing to read or leaving […]

Skunk Drama

Well, the name says it all.  We finally fit puzzle pieces together last week when we realized we have a skunk den in our back yard.  A faint smell one day…  A skunk running (at least waddling quickly) under the bushes when I arrived home one evening…  A small skunk in the yard in broad […]

Philanthropy of the Heart

British Dictionary definition for philanthropy: philanthropy /fɪˈlænθrəpɪ/      noun (pl) -pies 1. the practice of performing charitable or benevolent actions …Thank you, dictionary.com. One major thing we’d like to pass on to our children, besides an impressive family tree replete with stories and insight, is the desire to give.  Here are a few things you can do […]

Drive-Through Drama

Here is a current example of our everyday drama.   Today we stopped at a well-known fast food establishment to save our darlings.  Their cries of certain starvation meant we had neglected their dietary needs for …about two hours. At our inquirty, the drive-through voice let us know multiple paper coupons were perfectly acceptable, so we ordered […]

Blogging – Unleashed

I’ve been blogging in my head for years, almost daily.  At random times of day, it occurs to me that my soap opera of a life could bring a little amusement to others … or great relief that their life isn’t quite as convoluted as it could be. Inspiration to finally start this was a […]

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