Positivity in a Jar

Positivity in a Jar

I saw a photo floating around Facebook last week where people write down the positives in their lives and put them away in a mason canning jar.  These notes are then read at the end of the year.  I loved the idea, but I decided I wanted to do a “kid friendly” version. Teaching my [...]

My Journey Out of Darkness

Out of Darkness

Thank you all for your overwhelming support of my recently popular post on how to clean my truck’s upholstered seats.  Many of you e-mail me and ask why I have not posted in several months.  Others continually ask me to please come back and blog, because they love what I share.  Well, you asked for it [...]

35 Things About Me on My 35th Birthday!

35 Things About Me on My 35th Birthday!

Yep two birthdays right in a row.  I made sure last year to walk my baby out before it was the 6th of December because no mom should have to share her birthday, let alone their child.  I thought it might be fun to tell you 35 things about me, as a way to get [...]

My Precious Ayla Turns One

Ayla Turns One

My precious Ayla what a gift you are to your mommy and daddy.  To watch you grow from a small babe to a beautiful little girl toddling all around.  Your birth was peaceful and spiritual a moment in time that has forever transformed your mom.  Your smile lights up the room and your hair a [...]

Happy Thanksgiving – Memories, Food, and Laughter

Thanksgiving Thankful

Yesterday as I baked, played with my kids, and did our usual routines, I reminisced about past Thanksgivings.  I explained to my kids about Thanksgiving and how it became a holiday in our country.   I told them how much Thanksgiving meant to me and that it is my favorite holiday.  Growing up I spent nearly [...]

5 Minute Challenge: I AM ______?

5 Minute Challenge: I AM _________?

  Yesterday I read a blog post from You Know It Happens at Your House Too she and According to Mags challenged bloggers and anyone to take 5 minutes and write unedited, with no stops who you are.  I read hers and then several she shared on her Facebook wall and it hit me that [...]

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother’s Day!  I hope you all had a fabulous day with your families and were blessed.  My husband is out of town, but I still got up with my kids and celebrated my motherhood.  I took my kids to Denny’s and then we did some summer shoe shopping and playing at a playground area [...]

50 Fab and Fun Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day

  Mothers are the bedrock of our society, it is their love and constant care that make the world go round and round.  Mothers are selfless and give even when exhausted because they love and cherish you.  Take time this Mother’s Day to make your mother feel loved and appreciated.  Here are fifty ways to [...]

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Lyme Disease

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and several of my friends or their children have Lyme Disease.  This post is for all those affected by this terrible disease so as to spread awareness in hope of better treatments, and to make my readers aware of the dangers associated with tick bites.  Below are several links [...]

Thank God for Guardian Angels

Guardian Angels

I started my day like any other with cleaning, cooking, laundry, cuddling and playing with my three children.   That morning my world froze in a moment of time: thank God for guardian angels. My nine week old baby girl Ayla is very strong, and I went to get our Bumbo chair for her in [...]