Home Life | Personal Growth

Faithful Friends

Last week I was feeling down in the dumps and rather stressed.  One day I just completely lost it and fell apart.  I picked myself up rather quickly though with the support of my family and the kindness of a few friends too. I have a few close, local friends that are absolutely wonderful.  One …

Home Life | Personal Growth

Thought for the Day

Why is it that I can manage a household, two young kids, a tough job that keeps me busy, cooking meals from scratch and a whole lot more, but I cannot properly shave my legs for anything in this world??  I always end up with a ‘patch of grass’ somewhere on the back of my …

Home Life | Personal Growth

Excuse Me While I Fall Apart

Please excuse me while I fall apart. Don’t mind me. I’m just having a bad day, a terrible week and an even worse month. The kids are sick again. I have to call into work again. I haven’t slept much lately. My one afternoon off, my only scheduled free time for the past several weeks …

Home Life | Parenting

Conversations with my Kids: “I Like Your Diaper”

I’m going to share funny things my children say from time to time here.  Why? 1. Because they really are hilarious, and 2. So I won’t forget them and what they’re like at their current age. ———————————————————————————– Conversations with my Kids: “I Like Your Diaper” My two year old can often be very complimentary.  She …

Home Life | Poetry

Laundry Surprise

Every week I find something new A doll, a ball and Mickey Mouse too At the bottom of the laundry bin Peeping out to scare me again I shouldn’t be startled at this With scattered pieces and toys amiss My two kids make quite the mess A fake lizard beneath a pink dress They are …

Home Life

Being More Thrifty

When did I become such a frugal girl, a thrifty shopper?  I asked myself this question over the weekend. My parents were visiting us and as usual, my mom brought a half-dozen new outfits for the girls to wear.  My mom was sharing what she bought and how much she paid, proudly stating the 30% …

Home Life | Parenting

Conversations with my Kids: “I Like Your Boo-boos (Boobies)!”

I’m going to share funny things my children say from time to time here.  Why? 1. Because they really are hilarious, and 2. So I won’t forget them and what they’re like at their current age. ———————————————————————————– Conversations with my Kids: “I Like Your Boo-boos (Boobies)!” As I was drying off after my shower the …

Home Life | Parenting

Conversations with my Kids: “Gardening”

I’m going to share funny things my children say from time to time here.  Why? 1. Because they really are hilarious, and 2. So I won’t forget them and what they’re like at their current age. ———————————————————————————– Conversations with my Kids: “Gardening” We started to do a little bit of gardening today.  We have a …

Food | Home Life

Espresso Yourself

There are two kinds of people in this world – those who drink coffee and those who do not. For the first 23 years of my life, I was not a coffee drinker. I attended college before the Starbucks craze, before the Internet was a necessity and way before Facebook was a part of the …

Food | Holidays | Home Life

Egg-stravagant?

Yesterday I picked up seven dozen eggs from a farmer who lives just a mile down the road from my home.  No, it’s not for an Easter-related event or even for a neighborhood picnic potato salad event. It’s simply for my family to eat.  We eat or bake our way through about three dozen eggs …