First Boyfriend Growing Pains


Princess has had a boyfriend for about a week now and we are having some growing pains.  It’s a big adjustment for all of us. We’re working on setting some boundaries, which she thinks is totally unfair because she’s a teenager and thinks she knows everything.  Since this is new territory, the boundaries are a […]

Princess has her first boyfriend. And I’m freaking out.


A couple of weeks ago, aliens took away my sweet baby girl and left a typical teenager in her place.  All the stuff I’ve been hearing BFF’s mom complain about for years, showed up all of a sudden. Darling Princess no longer wants to play games with Mom and Dad every night.  Now she wants […]

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


I’m republishing some Halloween printables and recipes this month.  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 […]

Letter to teachers regarding child with emotional special needs

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This was originally posted August 18, 2014.  It’s the letter to teachers I sent out prior to Princess’s first day of 8th grade.  She only made it to school that one day before we switched to homeschooling, so it turned out to be unnecessary that year!  However,  I’d emailed each of Princess’s teachers before the […]

Tea bag message love


I had a meltdown Friday night.  Everything just felt so big all of a sudden and I didn’t know how to handle it all.  We’ve weathered some very heavy storms and while the skies are clear now, it’s left me battered.  There have been big changes lately and more that need to take place.  Good […]

Tween Toys Reviews! Day of Play!

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Princess, BFF and I had a big day of play a couple weekends ago.  We spent a Sunday doing tween toys reviews. (I was sent these toys to review, but all thoughts are my own. Post also contains affiliate links, which means I will make a small amount of money if you shop through the […]

Fat cat: Dieting with my kitty

Fat cat

We adopted two cats from the Humane Society last June (2014). They joined the two cats we already had. Four cats is a lot of cats, but we have adjusted. The newest cats are Anna and Pickles.  Anna was still a baby of less than a year old when they came to us. She is […]

I hate mornings.

hate mornings

I hate mornings. I really do. I mean, I’m thankful for the new day and all that… I just wish I didn’t have to experience it so early! I’ve never been a morning person.  I slept in my clothes in middle school, so I could snooze until the least possible moment. Somehow I survived a […]

Princess got a dog bite!

dog bite

We had an eventful weekend. Princess got bit by a dog for one thing. A dog bite! Ouch! That was unexpected. Princess’s school requires volunteer hours. Several of my childhood friends are in a woman’s club in our hometown (a whopping 30 minutes from where I live now). They do an annual haunted house with […]