The Untold Secret About Making Your Teen’s Lunch: Because There’s So Much More Than Food Inside That Brown Bag

There’s so much pressure from the world these days for teens to make their own lunch which many believe will miraculously transform them into responsible, grateful human beings. Yeah, I beg to differ on that one.  What fairy tale are they living in? While I do believe it is very important to instill responsibility in… Read More

Back to School-Examining the Past, Embracing the Future

As we wind down from Labor Day weekend full of activities at our local round-up and fair, I’m encompassed by a little quiet reflection this eve of the first day surrounds me.   I am exhausted from the hustle and bustle of early mornings and late nights. My days consisted of carnivals, nursing a twisted ankle,… Read More

7 Amazing Gift Ideas for Your Kids That Won’t Cost You a Dime

“Breath is the finest gift of nature. Be grateful for this wonderful gift.” ― Amit Ray I was enjoying getting lost in the large store, books piled high on every shelf. It seemed it didn’t have an end as I navigated my way through the vast categories of books. As I sat perusing my fingers through some… Read More

11 Things I Would Have Done Differently If I Had Known It Would Be The Last……..

My girl. Today is your 13th birthday. I can’t believe you would be a teenager. It’s hard to fathom that I am the mom to a 13-year-old. Where did the years go? To be able to celebrate with you, would be my first wish. To see your adorable smile, your mischievous glances and determined mindset,… Read More

Take Care Dear Ones-A Letter From The Heart

I received a card in the mail a couple of weeks ago. It was a touching reminder of my past and a loving gesture from one the members of our old church before we moved. You know the ones that reach you deep in the heart, making you warm all over. Yes, this was one… Read More

Why I Love Bedtime At My House….

With four boisterous children, my eagerness for bedtime is probably not what you’re thinking. Although, many nights I secretly anticipate the quietness and after the kids are asleep, giving me the chance to clear my head, relax and collect my thoughts. Don’t get me wrong. I love that time and desperately need it. But for… Read More