Are you being abused? October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month #SeeDV

Are you being abused? October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month #SeeDV

Sometimes it is hard for us to step back and see, or name, what we are experiencing in our own lives. Domestic violence can be one of these things. If you have never been in a situation like this it may sound strange, but it is not always about a wife being battered constantly by a husband. There are so many other parts to domestic violence and it often starts … Continue Reading →
October Holidays and Observances

October Holidays and Observances

Happy October! This is the first truly full autumnal month of the year here in St. Louis. While almost all of us think of Halloween for the October holiday there are plenty of other unique and fun holidays to celebrate or observances to help us learn and explore our world. I’ve pulled together a few of the more interesting or fun ideas to help you have a reason to celebrate … Continue Reading →
Save Your Photos Day – Infographic and Photo Deals

Save Your Photos Day – Infographic and Photo Deals

Today in Save Your Photos Day. In this day and age such a reminder day is really important since most of us rely on digital photography only and we do not automatically get prints of all of our photographs. For this week’s infographic I found a great one that shares why you should always print out your photographs, at least your favorite ones. I’ve also include some deals for when … Continue Reading →
National Seat Check Saturday – Information and Resources for Child Passenger Safety

National Seat Check Saturday – Information and Resources for Child Passenger Safety

Today is National Seat Check Saturday (September 23) as part of Child Passenger Safety Week. The purpose of this day, and week, is to remind those of us with children in our family (parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.) that many deaths and injuries of children can be prevented by proper use of car seats, booster seats, and seat belts. This week’s infographic provides a lot of useful and important information … Continue Reading →
Baby Safety Tips and Infographic – September is #BabySafetyMonth

Baby Safety Tips and Infographic – September is #BabySafetyMonth

September is Baby Safety Month and as a grandma of twin babies this is always of importance to me. The girls are growing fast, but at 18 months they are still babies. This week’s infographic (I share infographics each Saturday) is all about baby safety and making sure you strap babies in safely in all of their gear. Plus I’m sharing a few other tips and useful information and links to … Continue Reading →
What to Celebrate in September – Holidays and Observances

What to Celebrate in September – Holidays and Observances

Welcome to September! While it is not officially autumn until later in the month, I tend to just leap into fall mode at the beginning of the month. Below are some holidays and observances to celebrate this month. I’ve include a bit of history, interesting or useful links, and tips on celebrating for many of these. September 1 – National Food Bank Day A food bank is a charity organization … Continue Reading →
Donate Wisely for Hurricane Harvey – Be Aware of Scams

Donate Wisely for Hurricane Harvey – Be Aware of Scams

Sadly there are some people out there who take advantages of the kindness of others. Right now, with the Hurricane Harvey destruction, is a prime time for scammers to be active. It is important for you to understand how to donate wisely. Beware of the scams so that when you can donate monetarily to the victims that you know the money will be used for them and not just be … Continue Reading →
Happy National Dog Day! Fun Facts and Cool Dog Products

Happy National Dog Day! Fun Facts and Cool Dog Products

Today is National Dog Day! Woof, woof! Annie is celebrating today here at home. She is our rescue adopted dog who is part Old English Bulldogge and part Boxer – and probably a few other things. She is about 7 or 8 years old, but we have only had her a couple of years. Annie said she wanted me to share some fun facts about dogs with you all to … Continue Reading →
Pros and cons of Our President, Donald Trump – My Thoughts

Pros and cons of Our President, Donald Trump – My Thoughts

Today I am using one of my own blog writing prompts for my post. I know that political discussions, especially those about our current President, Donald Trump, can be quite upsetting to many. The one thing I like about that is that it at least means people are thinking about politics and how our elected officials impact us not only as a country and community, but also as individuals. As … Continue Reading →
Summer Health and Safety Tips for Cats

Summer Health and Safety Tips for Cats

Yes, our cats need summer health and safety tips for their humans to follow. We change up our own habits in the summer to make sure we are healthy and we need to do the same for our family cats and family dogs. Summer is officially here and while it may be the perfect time for family trips and outdoor activities, it’s also a great time to reset and make sure … Continue Reading →