10 Good Things When Your Child Leaves the Nest

10 Good Things When Your Child Leaves the Nest

My son has been out on his own since this summer. There are a lot of things I miss about not having a child at home but today I am focusing on ten of the good things that happen when your son moves out of the house. Hubby and I are officially “empty nesters” which feels odd because I think we are so young, but I guess age is not … Continue Reading →
RECIPE For a Safe Holiday

RECIPE For a Safe Holiday

Personally I like to be an optimist and think that things will go well, however I do know that we have to take certain safeguards in our lives to help things go well. Safety and preparedness are really important in this regard. Nationwide Insurance (disclosure: they provided this “recipe” but I was not compensated and I am not even a customer of theirs) sent me their Recipe for a Safe … Continue Reading →
Grandpa and the 3-Wheeler [Throwback Thursday]

Grandpa and the 3-Wheeler [Throwback Thursday]

For those of you who do not know, Grandpa – my last grandparent – passed away on Monday evening. I was there with him, holding his hand, along with lots of other family when it happened. There are so many things to say about Grandpa, but I am not quite ready to share so much just yet. However, this story is one of my favorite memories that I thought you … Continue Reading →
Weeki Wachee Family Vacation #ThrowbackThursday

Weeki Wachee Family Vacation #ThrowbackThursday

I am going back to the early 80s for Throwback Thursday this week, back to a family vacation where we visited Weeki Wachee in Florida. Have you heard of it? This is the place to go if you are into mermaids! It has been around for many years – about an hour north of Tampa – and is still open today. My grandparents lived in Florida for a few years … Continue Reading →
Walgreens Healthcare Clinic in St. Louis (and around the country)

Walgreens Healthcare Clinic in St. Louis (and around the country)

I know some of you can relate to this scenario. You are at home or work or school and start feeling really rotten. You need to get in to see the doctor but when you call you find out there is no way they can squeeze you in for an appointment today. Ugh. The emergency room is an option but very expensive and a long wait so you need something … Continue Reading →
Disney Infinity BEST NEW EVERYTHING

Disney Infinity BEST NEW EVERYTHING

When I went to the Disney Social Media Moms event one of the things they shared with us was the new Disney Infinity. (Disclosure: That trip was partially subsidized and I did receive a lot of free gifts. Opinions about Disney Infinity are my own.) I love that this is going to let you play with all of your favorite Disney characters, old and new, and play in their worlds … Continue Reading →
Teenagers Know Everything

Teenagers Know Everything

If you nodded your head in agreement reading the title of this post you have a teen now or have had one in the past. My son, T, is 18 and I love him dearly of course, but oh vey living with a teenager can be very trying! Teenagers apparently know everything and parents know nothing. For my parents, if you are reading this I am sorry for being such … Continue Reading →
Halloween Party Pictures

Halloween Party Pictures

Today we went to Mom’s Annual Halloween Party. We had a wonderful time, as always. Lots of good food, good fun, good company, and good memories. Continue Reading →
A Day in the Country

A Day in the Country

On Sunday I drove up to the country with Hubby to visit my Grandpa. He is my last remaining grandparent and I do not visit him enough even though I think of him daily. I decided to make some beef stew to take up and share lunch with him plus he had requested I make him a chocolate cake with caramel icing. Grandpa has a sweet tooth! The day started … Continue Reading →
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo – Lovable Rednecks

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo – Lovable Rednecks

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about this crazy redneck family from TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo show. The season just ended (why are TV seasons so short these days) and I still like this family very much. Yes, they are rednecks and they are perfectly ok with that. Well, a couple of the older girls aren’t so sure about that title, but in general the family embraces … Continue Reading →