This is going to ruffle some feathers, especially for those of us raised to believe that a traditional 4-year (maybe more) college degree is the only way to grow up and be successful. BUT-College isn't for everyone!  I'm not saying college...
Most people spend their time in the car enjoying podcasts, shuffling their favorite Amazon Music playlist, or simply savoring the sweet, sweet silence. Some drivers roll their windows down and belt out their favorite song into the wind. Others...
Spring is here and that brings warmer weather! We can finally play outside, but do we? I took my one-year-old to the park today and he was so happy collecting acorns, sticks, and crumpling up old leaves. It was a...
I never cease to be amazed that even in the coldest part of winter, often when the days seem the darkest, new life is still taking place outside in my flower bed. What appears to be a dead, decaying...
12 x 4 inch, extra large, deep fried, custom designed donuts. No, I'm not drafting an incredibly hip wedding dessert spread, or describing the precise thing your cardiologist tells you not to eat once you hit 45. That's just...
Calling all bug lovers! If your kids love to pick up all the crawling bugs, or even just look at them, they might love this activity and YOU might love that it keeps them occupied for so long.  What is...
Birthdays are a BIG deal at my house! It is the one day during the year that revolves around the birthday kid. We decorate rooms with balloons and streamers. We allow a "yes day" where the answer to anything...
I’ve heard the analogy that books can be described as mirrors and/or windows. Mirrors that allow us to see ourselves in literature. Windows that give us a view into others’ lives.  As an avid reader, I have found myself adding...
To all of the Virtual Learning Moms out there, I have one thing to say to you: You are ROCK STARS.  When I say rock stars, what I really mean is that you are magical unicorns with incredible powers to face...
Spring is here! It's time to swap winter sweats for spring shorts, sweatshirts for t-shirts, and boots for flip flops. Who else is ready? I enjoy shopping for our four kiddos. It's an act of service and love that provides...
My daughter has been asking for a cell phone since she was in second grade. Second grade! That is insanity to me. I had to wait until the morning of my 16th birthday to receive the very first brick Nokia....
Do you have a kiddo that loves all things games? Our 5-year-old is all about the games, be it board games, card games, video games, you name it. He likes to live his life to the fullest, in that sense....

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