Why being 2 is way more fun than being 32

Is it wrong to be jealous of my two-year-old? It really hits me while I’m sitting at work around 1:00pm and I know at that moment… she is taking a nap. Naps. That’s just onereason being a two-year-old is way more fun that being a 32-year-old. It gets even worse when you consider being a 32-year-old with a two-year-old....more

SLOW Your Arse DOWN!

POST 1: WHAT YOU NEED TO DO!WHY does our society want us to constantly be either doing something or communicating with others/electronic A.I. ?! I have a simple phone, if you call me I may answer, but usually I don't. Not that I don't care about you, but I need time to just stare.  I can happily stare out into the air and be content for hours....more

The Sugar Plum Girl's Crown New Queen

The SPGs, as they call themselves, have become a staple in the Lebanon area under the leadership of founding queen “Dizzie” Dean Agee, mother of vice and current queen Bernice Blankenship and vice queen Lennie Graham. The ladies have participated in many community service projects through the years not only as a chapter, but also as members of the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce....more

Having a second childhood

I had a fantastic childhood (thanks, Mom!). Even when my memories fail me, I have lots of pictures to look back on: Christmases full of presents, parties with lots of friends, family vacations to new and unusual places. (And caves...what was it with having children visit caves as part of a vacation? But I digress.)...more

26 New Elf on the Shelf Ideas for 2014

Thanksgiving is almost here! That means a few things in our household: 1. Delicious, delicious foods will be enjoyed 2. Browsing through Black Friday ads and the start of Christmas shopping 3. Reese, our Elf on the Shelf, is returning!!! ...more

5 Outdoor activities our Highly Sensitive Child loves

A few years ago, when my 5 year old was just an infant, I didn't know many things. I knew some, but not many. One of the things I was sure of from the very beginning was the fact that my baby loved being outside. Whenever he got restless and cranky after I had tried everything to comfort him, taking him outside for some fresh air always did the trick.Another thing I was certain of was that my son didn't like to be around too many people at once, and he became inconsolable if there was too much noise where we were....more

I just invented a new game: FACEBOOK BINGO

I win almost every day. Anyone else want to play? ...more
Denise haha! YAY! :) I almost won today.more

No, We Don't Carve Pumpkins

I have two boys -- almost 11 and 8.  Regular wild boys.But you know what?  We don't carve pumpkins.Now, I hear your outrage -- "WHAT?!?!?  EVERYONE CARVES THEIR PUMPKINS!"Nope.  Not us.We tried to carve them when my oldest was little.  The outcome?  Wretching.  Gagging.  Running away.  Completely grossed out.  He even had "Carve a Pumpkin Day" at school.  Nope -- he was 'disgusted' and asked to sit AWAY from the STENCH....more

Ultimate Grilled Cheese Bar

Yesterday morning I asked my youngest child to name one dinner she would like to have appear on this week's menu. I was stumped for ideas and let's face it, my kid knocked it out of the park the week she got to plan the menu. She picked dinner options that I hadn't thought of in a long time.Her suggestion yesterday? A grilled cheese bar. I was immediately on board because toasted cheese sandwiches? Are delicious....more

6 Exciting Ways to Celebrate a Birthday

If age is just a number, why should birthday parties fall off with the passing of years? 21 is not a peak age, and you deserve that same anticipatory thrill of a birthday celebration every year. Don't accept the same stale drink, dinner, cake routine. Consider these six ways to make each birthday celebration new and exciting:Themed Get-TogetherAs an adult, themed birthday parties graduate from Minnie Mouse to Mad Men....more