I randomly found this image online one Father's Day and thought it was funny. I had no idea it came from a book called Darth Vader and Son, by Jeffrey Brown, until a friend surprised me with the book she found at a garage sale. There's also one with Leia called Vader's Little Princess, which … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day! Yes, even you, Darth Vader.
Summer vacation always seemed like a magical time. You said your goodbyes at school and unless you lived in pretty much the same neighborhood, you lost touch all summer until you showed up on the first day of school taller, tanner and usually with a new hair cut. There was no Facebook to check and … Continue reading Hello Summer, I’ve Missed You! 5 Ways I Prepared for the Return of Summer
Father's Day is coming up June 17, so it's time to get those presents planned! When kids are little all the pressure is on mom to come up with something good. Dads can be a little harder to shop for sometimes, so here's my list of 10 Unique Gift Ideas for Dads that I have … Continue reading 10 Unique Gift Ideas for Dads
A good way to hold yourself accountable while trying to accomplish something is to be public about it, so I started the year by announcing I was writing a book about my IVF experience. We are six months into the year and I've actually made some progress! I finally wrote my intro and got some … Continue reading Holding Myself Accountable – Book Progress
I'd been wanting to try making yogurt paint for a while for my son, but was worried it was going to stain my walls, grout and tub. Then one day last week my son was resisting his bath and I didn't feel like putting up a fight, so I decided to get a little creative … Continue reading How to Make Edible Yogurt Paint
I can't remember exactly why I didn't take it too seriously. I think a few opportunities had fallen through recently and I was feeling cautious, so a few red flags made me suspect the e-mail wasn't legit. The person said they were working with Jacksonville Magazine, but the message was from a Yahoo e-mail address, there … Continue reading That One Time I Didn’t Take the Interview Seriously
My son surprised me by asking to bake cupcakes this week. He usually has no interest in helping out in the kitchen so I immediately dropped everything and got to baking! In full disclosure, I was doing yardwork and it was hot and any excuse to take a break sounded like an amazing idea. Trying … Continue reading Watch out Betty Crocker!
Ever since we moved to the beach, I've found I have to take my phone with me on our beach walks because I never know when I'll want to take a photo. I'm always finding something neat, like a tiny sea snail known as a Sea Butterfly or something strange like the time I found … Continue reading Life’s a Beach
I just saw on another blog that this weekend ends National Infertility Awareness Week. I had been planning on writing something for it, since I struggled for seven years off and on trying to conceive. Heck, I've even been planning to write a book about my experience since I blogged the entire thing in my … Continue reading From Infertility Blogger to Author, the First Step is the Hardest
I threw my first kids party this year for Keelan's 3rd birthday. My husband's birthday is a couple days later so they've done the combo bday for the first two years. It's not like Keelan noticed, lol. But with the big 3, I figured it was time he had his own special day. We booked … Continue reading He’s Turning the Big Three, Yo!