Grandma In Training

Grandma In Training

Yes, I’m officially a grandma in training! Yesterday Catilan and I headed to the store so she could register for baby shower gifts. It is amazing to me how many new types of baby products there are out there! I have a lot to learn. It really just seems like yesterday that my son was a baby so I was shocked at all the changes. This outing also made me … Continue Reading →
National Healthcare Decisions Day: Taking the Time to Plan April 16

National Healthcare Decisions Day: Taking the Time to Plan April 16

Today I am sharing an article about National Healthcare Decisions Day which is on April 16. I really feel like this is important information for all of us to have. (Disclosure: I have been compensated to share, but I feel strongly about this topic.) It may seem like a somber topic, but it is much easier to have the conversation now. This is for all adults, not just senior citizens. … Continue Reading →
Does Heartache Ever Heal? More about what’s happening with my son

Does Heartache Ever Heal? More about what’s happening with my son

A few weeks ago I shared the latest on my son moving out. I said life is hard but I will be okay and I meant it, but I am wondering if the heartache will ever really heal. I heard from so many of you about your own experiences with your children – teens and young adults – and how the situations improved as they got older. Hearing all of … Continue Reading →
Family Dinner Table Conversations: Tips and Ideas to Get Your Family Talking

Family Dinner Table Conversations: Tips and Ideas to Get Your Family Talking

Family dinners are important. They are not always possible, but we do make it a priority in our home. Along with eating together we use this time to talk to each other and have interesting conversations. These talks are actually the most important part of the time together I think. Over the years when T has had friends over they have been shocked that we sit down together and really … Continue Reading →
Meet Annie: Our New Olde English Bulldog

Meet Annie: Our New Olde English Bulldog

You all know I adore my three cats, Peaches, Lottie, and Ozzie, but now we have added a new furry family member. Meet Annie! We adopted her right before Christmas. It was a totally unexpected adoption. I went to PetSmart to get some gifts for my cats and for other pets in our family and Needy Paws happened to be having an adoption event in the store. I passed by … Continue Reading →
Tips for Sharing Holiday Photos with Family and Friends

Tips for Sharing Holiday Photos with Family and Friends

During the holiday season we will take more photos than usual at parties and family gatherings. The majority of these are probably going to be taken with smartphone cameras. Then the question becomes how to effectively share these digital photos with the rest of your family and friends. There are numerous ways to share your images. Finding a way to share and view all the photos by everyone in your … Continue Reading →
Seahorse is a great way to share event photos privately

Seahorse is a great way to share event photos privately

There are so many ways to share our photos these days that it can be a bit overwhelming. When I find a tool that is remarkable, like the new Seahorse app, I always want to share it with you. This one is perfect for sharing photos of specific events with specific friends. Even if you do not use a smartphone you can use Seahorse on your computer! I love this … Continue Reading →
The birdie flew back to the nest

The birdie flew back to the nest

Well, as much as I knew that many kids return home to the nest after leaving, I did not think that would happen in my own nest. But it did. Not only that, but my baby bird brought a friend with him! Hubby and I thought long and hard about this decision. We still are not sure if it is the right one, but when do any of us as … Continue Reading →
Boomerang Kids [infographic]

Boomerang Kids [infographic]

Well, it is official. My son has moved back home. I did not think this was going to happen but we shall try and make the best of it. For this week’s infographic I found something about what they call “boomerang kids”, the adult kids who move back home. Do you have boomerang kids or are you one yourself? Any advice for our family? Continue Reading →
Mom surprised me…

Mom surprised me…

On Saturday night my family got together for our monthly game night and birthday celebration. Since my birthday was April 9, we celebrated that this time. Yes, we still celebrate everyone’s birthday in our family, it does not matter what your age is. I turned 44 this year in case you were wondering. My cousin had us all over to her house and made these little mini meatloaf things that … Continue Reading →