The Force of Harry Potter

I've never been a fan of Harry Potter. *GASP* I know. To be honest, I never gave it a chance. I just wasn't that into that sort of stuff when it first came out. But now I have a daughter who is very into that kind of stuff. The force of Harry Potter is strong in her like I bought the first book a month ago...if that...and she's already on book 4....more

The Sudden Loss of my Grandpa

As many of you who are aware last week we lost my grandpa. I would like to take this moment to tell everyone who has reached out, prayed for our family, and just offered to be a shoulder to cry on, we really do all appreciate it....more

How To Spring Break Like A Pro: Family Edition

Lake Havasu or Miami Beach might be the place to be when you’re in college feeling all froggie and young and single, but when it comes to planning a spring break for kindergarten age kids and younger, your focus becomes more on what you can do with the kids during the week while you take advantage of being able to sleep in since there is no school for an entire week! Public Domain Image via Pixabay. ...more

I don't use names/Story

Ok, you can probably tell how new I am to blogging. I hit enter earlier and it looks like I now posted a blog with a title only! ...more

Three-eyed Three Year Old Monster

A Mother of All Trades

Why I’m Keeping My Kids Out of My Politics

“Did they just say Donald Trump?” My four-year-old asked as the radio played in the background.  “I hate that guy!” Kat Rutkin and her son I stifled a burst of laughter. “He gets it!”  I gleefully thought. I was probably grinning a little. But at the same time, my stomach sank. “I’ve got a budding little pundit on my hands,” I thought. “So wait a minute. Why am I sad?” ...more
My teens are fascinated with this electoral race between Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. My house is ...more

My Descent into Sub-Par Parenting

After my first child, I was the perfect mom. I loved him so much! That love was expressed through my desire to do everything in my power to make sure he was taken care of in all the right ways. I also felt like, because I was a young single mother,  I had something to prove. I went the extra mile for my son as much as possible....more

Making Sense of the World and How I Can Have an Impact

The world feels like it’s in utter chaos lately. Brussels, Paris, shootings, bomb threats, dictators, ISIS, refugee crises, and presidential politics … I find myself going through each day feeling helpless and confused. These are not feelings I passionately share on Facebook, nor have I written about them here on my blog. But the truth is, in my 40 years of life — even after September 11 — this is the most powerless I’ve ever felt....more