My reasons for blogging

Several of you hit the nail on the head when it comes to my reasons for blogging in the comments last week.  I very briefly wondered if it was time to quit blogging.  It’s not healthy for my family if I’m crying over comments that amplify my insecurities multiple times a day.  I have a […]

Pumpkin painting…and smashing

Pumpkin painting is superior to pumpkin carving. This is my PSA for today. I pick up BFF at school at 2:45 on Tuesdays and Thursdays and she comes to our house until her mom gets her on her way home from work at 6. This is working out really nicely, though I admit the one […]

Apples!!!! 15 yummy apple recipes

Check out 15 Apple Recipes For Fall by Last Mom at Foodie.com Princess isn’t a big apple eater.  I keep some in a bowl on the counter pretty much all the time, but it’s rare she’ll grab one for a snack.  She might eat a slice or two if I cut one up, but overall […]

Halloween Recipe: Witch Fingers

I’m republishing some Halloween printables and recipes this week.  This was originally published 10/28/13. Here’s another Halloween recipe.  This is for “witch fingers.” They are simply canned crescent rolls, rolled (by hand) into a log to make “fingers.” We then brushed them with olive oil and sprinkled them with Italian seasoning. The finger nails are […]

More free Halloween printables! Keep calm and haunt on!

I’m republishing some Halloween printables and recipes this week.  This was originally published 10/29/13. I have some more cute, free Halloween printables for you! These are with the currently very popular “keep calm” motto. Print them out to put on doors, cabinets, goodie bags or anywhere else you need to spread some spooktacular festivity.  Shrink […]

Benefits of Archery for My Anxious Child

I told Princess I wanted her to pick an activity to replace swimming.  She was struggling with the start of the school year crisis and then having a rough time adjusting to homeschooling, so I didn’t bring it up. Then a couple of weeks ago she expressed an interest in archery and asked if it […]

Carve that Jack-o-lantern! 750 Free Pumpkin Stencils!

I’m republishing some Halloween printables and recipes this week.  This was originally published 10/25/13. We have a big beautiful pumpkin just waiting to be carved this weekend, so I’ve been checking out free pumpkin stencils. Princess and BFF did freestyle carving  last Halloween.   We might try something a bit more compliated this year.  We’ll […]

How getting emotionally stuck is like having a fever

Getting emotionally stuck is a lot like having a fever.  Once it breaks, healing starts. We’re fresh out of a period of being STUCK. Princess was stuck.  Hubster and I were too in our own ways. It’s like having a fever.  Until the “stuck” breaks, no healing can take place.  Sometimes it breaks by itself. […]

Why I think Mary Lambert spied on me to write “Secrets”

Princess and I pulled into a parking lot several weeks ago and couldn’t get out of the car because we were so sucked into a song that had just come on the radio.  I later learned it was called “Secrets” by Mary Lambert.  I’d never felt such an instant connection to a song before. When […]

Free Halloween Printables! Cupcake Toppers

I’m republishing some Halloween printables and recipes this week.  This was originally published 10/24/13. Get your free Halloween printables right here!  I have several coming out you over the next few days. What do you think of when you hear Halloween?  Ghosts, witches, bats, black cats, pumpkins… Or better yet…. Jack-o-lanterns! Here are some adorable […]