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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

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

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 -

Warning – Part Rant and Part Proud Parent Moment!

In all her years of schooling, kiddo has never had anything less than an A in all her classes. Were we proud of her for those grades? Sure we were proud; those grades showed us,

Not My Circus

"Not my circus...not my monkeys" This is may not be the best parenting advice I can offer up, however, it is some of the most useful. Now, I am not saying that your precious children

Absolutely Infected

Original Story Date: January, 2011 In this age of advanced medicine and powerful, albeit controversial, childhood immunizations, I find myself chuckling here on the sidelines of the game of life. So what exactly am I