Week in Review – Back from Vacation, a Crazy Eyeball, a Fallen Tree, Quiet Books and Swannies

We got back from our cruise this Saturday and had quite the dramatic drive home, then the craziness continued with a tree falling in the yard. I tried to get things back to normal and introduced my son to the concept of a "Quiet Book" and we tried out a pair of blue light blocking … Continue reading Week in Review – Back from Vacation, a Crazy Eyeball, a Fallen Tree, Quiet Books and Swannies

5 Steps to Taking Care of Yourself this Busy Holiday Season

The holidays are upon us! And with that brings the hustle and bustle of parties, presents and planning get-togethers with friend and family. We often get so wrapped up in everything that we forget to stop and take care of ourselves until we are starting to feel run-down or sick. Babble Boxx has sponsored this … Continue reading 5 Steps to Taking Care of Yourself this Busy Holiday Season

Boys Can Wear Pink Too

My son loves PAW Patrol, and his favorite pup is Skye. Skye just happens to be a girl and he thinks she's very pretty and flies a cool helicopter. So when it comes to choosing a PAW Patrol shirt, of course he goes right for the ones with Skye on them. The only problem? Every … Continue reading Boys Can Wear Pink Too

5 Steps to Surviving Toddler Tantrums

My son has some real doozies when it comes to tantrums. I've never been around kids much, so dealing with this is WAY out of my comfort zone and I have no idea what I'm doing. Sometimes I get so frustrated I want to have my own tantrum. I recently turned to Google in a … Continue reading 5 Steps to Surviving Toddler Tantrums

Cosplay is Not a Dirty Word

Cosplayers can get pretty wound up when asked about the current state of the cosplay community. My generation in particular can get their wonder panties in quite a bunch over “cosplay” and what cosplay means and how it’s basically a dirty word ruining everything associated with costuming. Many of us have acquiesced and accepted the … Continue reading Cosplay is Not a Dirty Word

What’s Holding Me Back From Writing That Book?

Every once in a while, I get on here to whine about trying to write my book. The book I made the big announcement that I was writing in January, in hopes to kick my butt into gear and actually get it done. The book I've actually been working on for the last 3 years. … Continue reading What’s Holding Me Back From Writing That Book?

How My Mommy Blog Makes Me Be a Better Mom, or Just Look Like One

Let's get this straight right away, the title is meant to be funny. I DON'T mean "a better mom than You." I mean a better mom than I might have been or appeared to be. And it's all just for fun anyway. This is about all the things I totally set up just for the … Continue reading How My Mommy Blog Makes Me Be a Better Mom, or Just Look Like One

Week in Review – Everything, Nothing and a Book Club

This week I feel like I had a ton of stuff planned, cancelled on some it, got a lot of other "stuff" done, but still felt like I did nothing. I mostly caught up on blog stuff and posted a new video on YouTube for the Short Story Book Club. Week in Review - Oct. … Continue reading Week in Review – Everything, Nothing and a Book Club

Apple Picking, the True Terrifying Story

A few days ago, I posted a nice blog about our trip to Bryson City and how we went apple picking on the way home. It was all hearts and rainbows and happy times. Well here's what really went down as soon as we stepped into the orchard. I grew up around citrus trees in … Continue reading Apple Picking, the True Terrifying Story

It’s Halloween! Carve ALL the Pumpkins!

One of my must-do Halloween activities is carving pumpkins. I love visiting the pumpkin patch and picking out just the right one! I usually go for a medium size one with a good area to put on a "face." I also like to use a pumpkin carving tool kit that at least has a scooper, … Continue reading It’s Halloween! Carve ALL the Pumpkins!