Things to Teach: Kindness

Today Children #’s 1, 2, & 4 visited a Halloween-based theme park. We got there about 45 minutes after the park opened and it was crowded! Apparently, many people had the same idea to visit! We knew it would be crowded, so we tried to go with the flow. At the first open space, IContinue reading “Things to Teach: Kindness”

Things to Pass the Time

What do you like to do if you ever find yourself with free time? For me, I like to read, to sing, or to clean. Clean? You say. Really? Yes. Clean. Now, I’m not saying that my house is immaculate. Ha! Ha! Ha! That’s actually really funny! I feel like I am always chasing afterContinue reading “Things to Pass the Time”

Something to Teach: Respect

Hello, friends! This post is going to be a little different. I have been thinking about this for a while now, and decided to jump right in! What am I talking about? This post, and subsequent “Something to Teach” posts will highlight things to teach to your children, grandchildren, neighborhood kiddos, or even things toContinue reading “Something to Teach: Respect”

Au Gratin Potatoes – The Harbinger of Autumn

Ah…Autumn! It is finally starting to cool down here in the Midwest. One sure sign of that is the change in food in our house. Soups, stews, and of course, au gratin potatoes. What are au gratin potatoes? Where do they come from? Au gratin potatoes are an intoxicating blend of cheese and potatoes, bakedContinue reading “Au Gratin Potatoes – The Harbinger of Autumn”

Most Embarrassing Moments

Ok. We’ve all had them. Some of them are mortifying. Others we feel sure we will never recover from. Some of them make us smile (especially if it happened to someone else or it’s been many years!) Some of them just make us shake our heads. I am going to share two of my veryContinue reading “Most Embarrassing Moments”