Enjoy a Blustery Day with Pooh (A Rainy Day Survival Kit)

I’ll always remember when the oldest FishBoy was about four. We had been reading the Winnie the Pooh books for awhile. Along came a rainy, stormy day, and he said, “What a blustery day it is!” Yes, indeed. Winnie the Pooh has been a wonderful part of my children’s early years. He’s influenced our playtime […]

Saving My Grandchildren from Choking Hazards (& a Review of Our New Oreck)

A little over thirteen years ago, we were living in an itty-bitty studio. Itty-bitty = one room, 200 square feet. Me, hubs, and our baby. Yes, itty-bitty. Our landlords, if we could call them that, were like family to us and they lived less than ten feet away. Theirs was the Big House. Ours was […]

Home & Car Maintenance (& a Giveaway from State Farm)

Once upon a time, we lived in the land of extreme weather. We lived five years in a suburb of Kansas City, learning the ins and outs of blizzards, tornadoes, thunderstorms, and chiggers. I spent a lot of time inside. Oh yes, yes, I did. My favorite time of year was that Summer into Fall […]

Be Prepared for Emergencies

photo source You’ve no doubt seen the devastation that has rippled its way through Japan. In other parts of the world, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and flooding have wreaked havoc on the inhabitants there. Natural disasters are an unfortunate part of life. And springtime brings that to mind. I remember when we lived in Kansas the […]

Be Prepared on the Road

photo source This week is all about getting good habits going. And one good habit to institute if you haven’t already is being prepared in the event of car trouble. We’ve all had those mishaps when our wheels let us down. I know we have. Oh yes, yes, we have. There was the time when […]

Creating an Afterschool Happy Hour

As a Sara Lee MOMent Maker, this post is part of a series on making family moments. Sara Lee has provided me with compensation and coupons in return for this post. Participation in this program is voluntary; all opinions are my own. On a good day at our house, school wraps up by about 3 […]