We Got Hit with the Flu

I felt like I was just getting caught up after the holidays, crossing things off my to-do list and getting things done. Then suddenly, with no warning at all, my son was full blown sick. Then later that same day, it hit me like a ton of bricks. That is one evil flu. It wiped … Continue reading We Got Hit with the Flu

Making Memories with Cohas Chalk Art Milestone Boards

Scroll through Facebook on the first day of school or major holiday and you can't miss the kids holding up their milestone boards. Cohas.com, a small family-owned company that makes chalk art milestone boards and matching wall decals, sent us a few boards and decals to try out. I expect I'll be using these well-made … Continue reading Making Memories with Cohas Chalk Art Milestone Boards

Preschool Pressure: When Your Child Scores Below Expectations

I was a nerdy, book-loving, honor roll student, and I always imagined if I had kids, they would be too. So the day my son's first preschool assessment arrived in the mail and that crummy little chart revealed he scored "Below Expectations" in Every Single Area, it came as such a crushing blow that I … Continue reading Preschool Pressure: When Your Child Scores Below Expectations

Breath of the Wild Breathes Some Life into an Older Gamer

After avoiding buying Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for nearly a year, I finally succumbed to temptation and bought the game last week. I was avoiding it for my own good, since we have a history. One that started in 1987 when I went on my first quest and became completely obsessed with … Continue reading Breath of the Wild Breathes Some Life into an Older Gamer

Keane Interest: Christmas Cards, Polar Express, a Gingerbread House and GWITR Squishies

We are keeping up with the Christmas activity theme this week with a visit to see Santa, a Polar Express event at the beach, another tree lighting, a gingerbread house making and wrapping up with cool little squishies by GWITR that would make cute stocking stuffers. Christmas Cards done early! I got my Christmas cards … Continue reading Keane Interest: Christmas Cards, Polar Express, a Gingerbread House and GWITR Squishies

Military Wife Life: Christmas with a Husband Deployed

In my 17 years as a military wife, I have spent many a Christmas with my husband deployed. This time it's different, however, because there's a four-year-old little boy just discovering the wonders of the Christmas season and depending on me to channel my inner Santa enough to create a memorable family holiday experience. A … Continue reading Military Wife Life: Christmas with a Husband Deployed

Keane Interest: Holiday Edition

Happy Holidays! We had a great visit to grandma's for Thanksgiving, followed by the longest drive home ever. Holiday traffic is the worst! Then we kicked Christmas season off right away on Dec. 1st with a visit to the GAAM Holiday Nerd Market. Next we enjoyed the tree lighting at the Atlantic Beach Country Club … Continue reading Keane Interest: Holiday Edition

The Question that Made Me Put Up a Christmas Tree

Since my husband is deployed, I wasn't planning on putting a up a Christmas tree this year. It's a lot of work for one person to go buy and set up a real tree, and buying a big fake one seemed like a waste because we usually get a real one. Also I wasn't feeling … Continue reading The Question that Made Me Put Up a Christmas Tree

Happy Thanksgiving!

The holidays are officially here and with it I'll be taking some blogging breaks. Unless of course the holidays drive me crazy and I feel the need to soothe myself by writing. I have a few posts in the works, including a Geeky Holiday Gift Guide and maybe a new Keane Interest wrap-up post. But … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

If It’s Dark at 5:30, Can We All Go to Bed Now?

The end of Daylight Saving Time has come, clocks were set back and suddenly it's nighttime at 5:30. This is great news for anyone with a small child that insists baths are for when it gets dark, and can't tell time yet so they have no idea you are getting them ready for bed hours … Continue reading If It’s Dark at 5:30, Can We All Go to Bed Now?