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Creative Writing: Taking on the Challenges One Prompt at a Time

Our homeschooling curriculum has always been quite heavy in the creative writing department. When we were using a private online school, kiddo turned every writing assignment into an exercise in creativity - whether in plot, setting,

My First Days, Weeks, and Months with TN

My Last Day of Life Without TN My day started like a normal day, busy but fairly normal – up early, hop on a train, edit, and more edits while traveling. Looking back, I realize

The Birthday Gift That Just Keeps Giving

Let's get some facts out there from the get go - The "quilting gene" that my mother and aunt have both been blessed with, skipped me - like skipped me by a mile. I know

“A Dog’s Purpose” – It can be so much more than just a cute movie!

If you were in any theater over the holiday season, you most likely saw the trailers for "A Dog's Purpose". The heartwarming story told from the perspective of a family dog is based on the

Mental Flexibility: Opening My Mind To Other Perspectives

Remember being a bendy pretzel? Remember being young and having the ability to contort oneself into any shape? Ah, those were the days! The times in our lives when our bones were rubber and our

Our Go-To Salve

"You should put some salve on that!" Whenever anyone has any sort of cut, scrape, burn or skin ailment, those are the first words that everyone in our immediate and extended family have heard me

Another Day In “Our Normal” Life

Nothing glamorous or exciting planned for the day, except for a trip to the store to get cabbage. Late afternoon, and it looked like a good time to head out to the grocery store. We

We Can’t Say We Are Allergy Free – We Can Say We Are No Longer Suffering From Our Allergies

Allergy Free?  Heck no, we still have our allergies, but now we are sure suffering a heck of a lot less. Check it out! We have been a family of allergy sufferers for many years.

Red Curls For My Girl – Naturally

My 11-year-old kiddo had decided she wanted a red streak in her hair. This shouldn’t have been a surprise to me, and honestly I think I had seen it coming for a while. Fact -

It Works For Me!

These days, everybody has some amount of technology in his or her home. Computers, smart phones, e-book readers, personal gaming devices, and Siri….don’t forget Siri. (Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like