Anxiety, Crafts, Family

Stress Balls That Kids Can Make

  I know this is going to come as a massive shock to most of you but since September, I have been educating our congregation's youth (or yutes) as a Sunday School teacher.   I know, it's almost shocking to myself as well. To make you feel better, it's an every other week gig and the… Continue reading Stress Balls That Kids Can Make

Decorating, Family, Humor

My Dad & “I” Built a Picket Fence

  I say "I" because in all reality, my dad did most of the building and I like to think we know each other well enough here that you would already realize that even before clicking on the link to this post. When Mike and I were driving home from dropping Anna off at college, I… Continue reading My Dad & “I” Built a Picket Fence

Family, Homeschool, Humor

So I Guess I’m a “Homeschool Mom” Now

  I have a secret and I have no idea why it's a secret. I am homeschooling Ella. I started over a week ago, and I haven't really told anyone outside of my circle (other than homeschool groups on Facebook, then breaking the news to my Instagram followers). No real reason other than I don't… Continue reading So I Guess I’m a “Homeschool Mom” Now

Family, Favorite Things, Humor

Hamsters Are Cool-You Should Get One

I had another post ready to reblog today and then on February 4, our dear, sweet Nibbles passed away in Ella's arms on the way to the vet sick call hour.  It's been a sad week here because he was so much more to us than just a hamster. Ella said something interesting on the day… Continue reading Hamsters Are Cool-You Should Get One

california, girls trip, budget, travel
Family, Humor

I’m Okay. Trust Me, I’m Shocked Too

  Recently, I wrote about Anna leaving for college and talked about how it was difficult but that it was also good. That wasn't just for keeping face. Since she's been gone, I have been good. Really good, in fact. So good that at times it kind of scares me. Like, is this it or are… Continue reading I’m Okay. Trust Me, I’m Shocked Too

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Family, Sponsored Post

Get Ready For Back to School with a Lice Prevention Kit

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NixUltra #CollectiveBias   No one likes to talk about lice, and to be honest, as I am writing this my head is beginning to itch. Yours is too, probably. But it needs to be discussed because sooner or… Continue reading Get Ready For Back to School with a Lice Prevention Kit