All About Dad Printable Father’s Day Fill-in Sheet

I did one of these last year and the results were pretty funny! So this year I made my own printable "All About Dad" Father's Day fill-in questionnaire that will work for every year. Click below to download the printable PDF file and see what funny answers your kids come up with! Fathers-Day-fill-inDownload And if … Continue reading All About Dad Printable Father’s Day Fill-in Sheet

Hello Fresh, Big Canoe, Wildflowers and New Earbuds

My round-up for this past week includes a review of Hello Fresh, a little escape to Big Canoe, GA, wildflowers in the garden and new earbuds. I used to start this post with some kind of moniker like "Week in Review" or "Keane Interest," but I felt like that was taking up valuable title space … Continue reading Hello Fresh, Big Canoe, Wildflowers and New Earbuds

Here’s to 18 Years of Marriage

On this day, 18 years ago, I joined the Army. Just kidding...I actually got married. But it was to a man in the military, and when we walked out of the church and through the arch of sabers, I got slight sword smack on my backside and a polite "Welcome to the Army Ma'am." And … Continue reading Here’s to 18 Years of Marriage

How We Adapted to Challenges of COVID-19

When the world changes, you have to change with it. So when COVID-19 hit and quarantine kicked in, we had to make some changes to our daily life and we had to adapt quickly. No more school, working from home, social distancing and mask wearing were just a few of the things that suddenly became … Continue reading How We Adapted to Challenges of COVID-19

My Face Mask is Not a Political Statement

When I donned my face mask before entering the UPS store yesterday, I didn't think I was making a political statement. I just didn't want anyone's "droplets" to get near me. Then later while checking the news, it seems to be all over the place - that the decision to wear a mask is somehow … Continue reading My Face Mask is Not a Political Statement

I Had the Best Mother’s Day Ever

This year, due to COVID-19 quarantine, we made no big plans for Mother's Day. We didn't go anywhere for brunch, I didn't get all dressed up for a fancy dinner, I pretty much didn't even need to get out of my pajamas and I LOVED IT. Let the Mother's Day Festivities Begin! First I got … Continue reading I Had the Best Mother’s Day Ever

Happy Mother’s Day 2020

Happy Mother's Day to all the mommies! I feel compelled to post something on this day, given that this is a "mommy blog" and becoming a mom has given me a deeper appreciation of all moms and what they go through. I still think we should petition for Mother's Appreciation Week that culminates in the … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day 2020

Happy Star Wars Day from a Galaxy Not So Far Away

I usually spend May the 4th celebrating Star Wars while dressed up in a costume at different events around town. This year due to all that COVID-19 business, Star Wars Day will be celebrated at home, by watching Star Wars on TV, most likely in pajamas. This pic is of me and my son last … Continue reading Happy Star Wars Day from a Galaxy Not So Far Away

Quarantine, COVID-19 and the Introvert

As COVID-19 swept through the world and quarantine (or Safer at Home) orders were announced, every introvert was suddenly given permission to just be their natural selves. Stay at home and avoid interacting with people? No problem! That's what I really wanted to do anyway! In one way, it was a great relief to take … Continue reading Quarantine, COVID-19 and the Introvert

Dealing with Anxiety, a Pandemic and Quarantine

A pandemic is enough to stress out anyone. Throw in a possible quarantine and a lot of unknowns, and it's easy to fall into the anxiety spiral. Here in Jacksonville we aren't on total lockdown yet, but you can feel it coming. Every morning I check the news and see it creeping closer and closer … Continue reading Dealing with Anxiety, a Pandemic and Quarantine