Recent Posts about Everyday Life

First Aid for Moms: Stop the Comparison Game

Some days make it harder to be a mom than others.  Yesterday, Memorial Day, was one of those days.  We were visiting my parents and my sweet little Fixergirl had an accident at the neighborhood pool and managed to bonk her chin on the side while jumping in, requiring her fourth set of stitches or…

A Mother’s Love

One week from tomorrow, I’ll have been a Mom for 13 years.  13 whole years.  My sweet little Rocketboy is now a huge kid taller than me, who wears size 14 shoes.  Sometimes it seems like I can still picture so clearly, the earnest little blonde toddler lining up his Hot Wheel cars in “parking…

Too Busy, Busy, Busy!!

This has been a week of nonstop places to go, people to see, activities and classes, projects and practices!  Soccer started this week, so now we’ve got that added to the calendar, along with our usual school day, weekly classes and extracurricular activities. We’ve made it through the typical “February Slump” of Homeschooling, the month that…

Walmart Grocery Pickup

Oh, my goodness, people!  Guess what?  Today I tried Walmart’s new grocery pickup service, and although they aren’t paying me to say this, I must say it was a really great experience! I recently noticed that one end of our local Walmart building had been painted bright orange, and (since I’m not much of an…

Happy Birthday Ottergirl!

Making “rememberies” is a priority in our family. It’s always been important to us that even though we may not be able to take amazing resort vacations or whatever-whatever it is to keep up with the Joneses, we do make some GREAT memories with our kids. One of the easier ways I like to do…

Prelude to Spring Cleaning

Well, it almost felt like Spring there for a week or so!  Today we’re back in the deep freeze with snow blowing nearly 40 miles per hour.  Wow!  Having the kiddos back inside today after last week’s taste of spring is tough! Being homeschoolers means the kids are home more often than not anyway, and…

The Blessings of March

March has always been a special month for me.  As a child, I always looked forward to it because it was my birthday month.  Happy Birthday to me!  But more than that, it was the month I always associated with daffodils.  My mom is a flower lady.  Thanks to her I’ve always had a love…

This Week We Say Goodbye

It’s been a hard week for our family.  Some of us were fighting off colds and flu, which is in itself bad enough, but that’s never how these things work, is it?  Read with us as ComputerGuy offers a last tribute to his Grandpa Al. This week we say our final goodbyes to my grandfather….