Cancer Can't Take A Joke

Several years ago, my sister was diagnosed with cancer—Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.If ever there was a time to vehemently deny the title of this blog and the notion that Life Is Funny (even when it’s not), it was at this moment. Life wasn’t funny and I didn’t think it ever would be again. I was devastated by her diagnosis.It was my closest dealing with the c-monster and I was terrified of the unknown and heartbroken that it was her—my very own sister—who was stricken with the unpredictable and vengeful disease....more

Grandma's House Is on the Market: We Took a Look

Last week, my grandparents' old house went on the market. It has been inhabited by another family for almost twenty years now, yet every time I drive by it, I still think of it as Grandma and Grandpa's house ... despite the many renovations. My mom, my aunt and I decided to go to the open house, to see what had changed and what had stayed the same....more
Loved this! You are brave...not sure if I could go into my grandparents' home after someone else ...more

Parental Guidance Suggested

I’m extraordinarily thankful for growing up when I did.My two siblings and I—very close in age—played outside like it was our j.o.b. The three of us, along with our neighborhood friends, ran amok nearly every day, until that moment between dusk and dark, when my mom stepped onto the front porch and yelled, “Kids! Time to come in!”...more

Dear PTO Mom

Dear PTO Mom,I’m talking to you, the newly appointed president of our tiny school’s PTO. The PTO has never had a president before, and lacked all forms of organization. But thank the gods you stepped in this year to pick up the slack. Or should I say thanks, but no thanks....more

You've been BOOed & BOOZ-ed!

There is a tradition in our neighborhood of "BOOing!" people around Halloween. This has become a really fun tradition for our children each year. They can hardly wait to see the first white ghosts appear in people's windows for this means the "BOOing" is back. Well recently, I came across a Pinterest post that I just loved; a take on "BOOing," but for adults, "You've been BOO-zed!"We decided to start this tradition along with the traditional version. Why should the kids have all the fun?!First shopping for the "BOO" items.  We decided to do JoAnn Fabrics....more

8 Tips For Dating A Single Mom

Next month marks my fourth year of being a single parent. My youngest happens to be four and a half years old. It perplexes me when I hear of a couple separating soon after the birth of their child. I think, “You just welcomed this little darling into the world. You’re supposed to be in bliss.” That’s how the story is supposed to go: first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage....more
Great information I like them. Thank youmore

My Life from Home

This is where I plan to show you a little bit about my life from home; kids, crafts, fashion, decorating ideas, organizing and sometimes a little cooking and schooling also.  I love all things that make my life feel like home.

DIY Budget-Friendly Star Wars Halloween Costumes for the Family

Our costumes have always been homemade. The problem with homemade costumes when you're me is this: I have absolutely no sewing skills. Sure, I can re-affix a button to a shirt, but there have been several times my sweet, talented sister Jenny has attempted to teach me how to use a sewing machine and I've almost killed both of us. Multiple times. ...more
Lol thanks! Sadly only Noah will be wearing a Halloween costume this yearmore