Category Archives: Children

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]