October · One Minute Mind

My One Minute Mind

Kids and jobs Do they go together? Do they benefit anyone? These are the questions plaguing my mind today. I have a son who is a senior in high school. His dad wants him to get a job, in fact is pushing him to fill out applications; he has to get a job. My son…… Continue reading My One Minute Mind

Life Copes

Lurking in the Shadows of Part-Time Parenting

Lurking in the shadows of part-time parenting are many emotions. Doubt, fear, uncertainty, anger, bitterness, but one of the worst for me is LOSS LOSS, every time they go back to their dad’s. I grieve every time. It doesn’t matter if they were with me for one day or 14 days, I grieve. It doesn’t…… Continue reading Lurking in the Shadows of Part-Time Parenting


☼ Summer of Fun ☼ Activity 32

Summer officially comes to an end this week…well not officially on the calendar, but officially for me as I return to work midweek. I started thinking, ‘how can we end our summer activities on a high note?’ It was decided there was no better way than to GO GET ICE CREAM! Activity 32 – Visit…… Continue reading ☼ Summer of Fun ☼ Activity 32


☼ Summer of Fun ☼ Activity 31

I can’t believe how quickly summer is coming to an end. 😦 We’ve nearly finished with all of our activities and back to school time is rapidly approaching. This activity was both needed and much appreciated by all of us.  Sometimes life can get pretty stressful and fast paced and we need to slow down…… Continue reading ☼ Summer of Fun ☼ Activity 31


☼ Summer of Fun ☼ Activity 30

I’m frugal. I don’t mean to toot my horn, on the contrary. I mean if I can do something without spending a dime, I will! Being broke after all was how the Summer of Fun lists came to be. I HAD to have Free or nearly free stuff to do. The thing is, I LIKE…… Continue reading ☼ Summer of Fun ☼ Activity 30


☼Summer of Fun☼ Activity 28

Ever been sitting around, okay working your hiney off, and thought to yourself, I really want something sweet? You walk  run to the kitchen to discover you’ve nothing in the ol’ fridge or cupboards that even remotely resembles sweet. Isn’t that the worst feeling in the world? If you’re anything like me, you begin the…… Continue reading ☼Summer of Fun☼ Activity 28


☼Summer of Fun☼ Activity 27

We have a disease around here. It’s a nasty lil critter that will occasionally rear its ugly lil head. This is a disease I think most families probably have; they just don’t know it. Typically, you start seeing antsy pants and discontentment mulling around the house. That’s how you know it’s coming What?  What do…… Continue reading ☼Summer of Fun☼ Activity 27