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 →
5 Ways to Digitally Connect With Your Family This Holiday

5 Ways to Digitally Connect With Your Family This Holiday

Digitally connect with your family during your holiday get togethers. We are in the middle of another big holiday time this spring and lots of us will be visiting with family once again. While you may have already connected with some family on Facebook, Twitter, etc., there are probably some other family members that you have not connected with yet. During these family get togethers is the perfect time to … Continue Reading →
Me & My Big Brother: National Siblings Day for Throwback Thursday

Me & My Big Brother: National Siblings Day for Throwback Thursday

Today is not only Throwback Thursday but also National Siblings Day! A great combo I think and perfect to share these old photos of my big brother and me when we were younger. Aren’t we cute? Apparently when we were very young we got along. Ronnie, my brother, is about 2 years older than me. At some points though we started fighting a lot. This went on for several years … Continue Reading →
He can do that too. I am impressed!

He can do that too. I am impressed!

One thing I have noticed that I am doing lately is sharing with Hubby when he does something that is impressive to me. These may not be giant things, but they are things I notice. Apparently this has a fairly positive impact for him because he has mentioned them back to me afterwards and told me that he liked that I told him. Marriage means we are constantly having to … Continue Reading →
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 →