Thankful…Not Thankful

Just a few days ago I purchased this adorable bird. I find this kind of decoration adorable. Imagine my surprise when it rang up at 75 percent off! Um…pardon me? We are less than a week past Halloween, and nowhere near to Thanksgiving, but this clearly Thanksgiving-ish decoration is 75 percent off? What gives? Now,Continue reading “Thankful…Not Thankful”

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”

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”

Feeding Jesus – The Food Pantry

In America, we have food pantries to help to feed the poor. What is available? Well, it depends on what people donate. Some also depends on what the people in charge of the pantry buy as staples. So, as a former food pantry volunteer and partaker, I have some suggestions: Donate what you like toContinue reading “Feeding Jesus – The Food Pantry”

Mental Health

A new schoolyear brings many challenges. Child #3 is entering their second year of high school and there are new things happening. So, I wanted to offer a bit of advice. Be there for your children. Listen and watch for signs that something isn’t right. Talk to them and let them know that you areContinue reading “Mental Health”

Trauma

I had a lovely chat with a librarian today. We were discussing many things, but did get around to trauma. How many people have trauma; how no one’s trauma is worse than another’s trauma. It’s all just trauma. No matter what you have been through, I want to make you aware that you are notContinue reading “Trauma”

Money Saver: Plants (Part 1)

Ah, plants! When Fall rolls around every year (and I’m not admitting that it’s actually Fall yet!) my thoughts turn to my plants that have remained outdoors all Summer, soaking up the sun and thriving in the lovely Summer heat and humidity. (Well, lovely for them, anyway!) What will I save for next year? Well,Continue reading “Money Saver: Plants (Part 1)”

What Did You Hear Me Say?

Communication. How many times have we been told that this application is key to any and all relationships? If we can’t communicate, the relationship cannot flourish. If we don’t communicate well, we cannot get our point across and sometimes end up hurting the other person’s feelings. Hmmm…so lately I was listening to a podcast thatContinue reading “What Did You Hear Me Say?”