2016 · August · Life

30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Day 7 –

WOW! This is a tough one today. There are so many memories I’m grateful for, I don’t even know how to begin to choose. I’ve rattled through so many as I’ve pondered today’s challenge. That in and of itself is something I’m grateful for. Today’s challenge prompt has sent me back to many places, events,…… Continue reading 30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Day 7 –

2016 · August · Life

30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Day 1 – Smell and How the Nose Knows

Our sense of smell is so much more than what we breathe in through our noses. Smell is associated with people, events, things, and moments we’ve experienced. What Smell are you grateful for today?

2016 · August · Life · Life Copes

A Gratitude Challenge: Seeing the Little Things in Life

Sometimes it’s difficult to notice the small things in our lives that are blessings we should be grateful for. The 30 Day Gratitude Challenge can help us focus on the every day blessings instead of waiting for the big ones to come along

2016 · August · Recipes · Summer of Fun

Summer of Fun: A Colloid? What’s That?

Here’s a short but sweet activity from today. Well, it was short and sweet to create but we played with it for over an hour. If there’s something we can learn than killing time isn’t a bad thing, right? Today we’re learning about colloids! What is a colloid you ask? A colloid is a substance…… Continue reading Summer of Fun: A Colloid? What’s That?

2016 · July · Recipes · Summer of Fun

Summer of Fun – I Scream, You Scream, We’re Making No Churn Ice Cream!

Welcome back!! The boys have arrived for our second round of summer of fun and today we’re making ice cream. I remember making ice cream with my gramma or was it with mama, either way I remember. We used one of those old fashioned ice cream makers. The one that used rock salt and then you…… Continue reading Summer of Fun – I Scream, You Scream, We’re Making No Churn Ice Cream!

2016 · June · Life · Summer

Summer: Where Does the Time GO – The One Thing No One Ever Told You About Raising Children

There was a time when I was told I may never have children. I was devastated to say the least. After many years of infertility treatments, emotional anguish, and nights of lost sleep, my body said enough is enough and I gave up my dream of every being a mom. THE DAY I told my…… Continue reading Summer: Where Does the Time GO – The One Thing No One Ever Told You About Raising Children

2016 · June · Life · Summer · Summer of Fun

Summer of Fun 2016 : Weekend Update – Hey Mom, We’re YAMPING

I believe my youngest was 18 months old the last time we camped; just a short time before his dad and I split. We loved camping. Everything about it. The outdoors, the smell of breakfast cooking over an open flame, the hiking, sleeping in a tent, sitting around the fire, seeing so many stars, EVERYTHING!

We were regulars. We often camped two, three, or more times a summer.