Two Years : Experience, Strength, Hope

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You are a beautiful, shining example of recovery, Megan. Thank you for standing up and helping ...more

An Easy, Fun Way to Create Family Goals

Thus entered Family Goal Night! Trent is a huge fan of goals and goal-measurement, so he was thrilled I was finally on-board with the idea of “family goals.” We both did research on the best ways to present and create goals as a family and as individuals. Then we scheduled a night for us all to work on the project as a family. We all went to our local craft store and picked up poster board, a million stickers, glitter glue, and anything else that got the kids excited to work on this project....more
blogaboutitall Thank you! We love it, and it helps keep us on our toes. The kids will remind me ...more

Crazybananas Vlog - Blogger Burnout

It may have taken a little time, but the second Crazybananas Vlog is here! Hooray! Today I’m talking all about Blogger Burnout, a topic I know very well. I have been blogging for 10 years, and like everything in life, my blogging has gone in cycles. At one point I was posting daily, now it’s more like once a week. I used to use editorial calendars and did lots of sponsored posts, now blogging is more organic for me....more

Three and Three-Quarters

Yesterday we were driving in the rain when he let out a big, dramatic sigh. “Mama, I’m sad.” “Why are you sad, buddy?” (another big sigh) “Because we never, EVER get to go to space!” “Where?!” “Space! You know, up there!” (points to the sky) “Well, dude, I wish we could go, but we don’t have a rocket.” “I know! ...more

When Life Is Crazy (Fun)

When life is so fun and busy and silly that you don’t have time to blog, all you can do is post a few snaps from your phone and hope the joy shines through! I’m supposedly getting a new iPhone soon to replace my old iPhone 4, and I CANNOT WAIT to use it’s fancy new camera. The Crazybananas Instagram is about to get even busier! ...more

Where Are My Favorite Facebook Posts?

A few weeks ago a friend and I were chatting and she mentioned she’d missed seeing my Crazybananas Fan Page updates on Facebook. Well, imagine my surprise, because I have been posting to Facebook more often then this here blog. Whoops ....more

Gratitude, Silliness, and the Lessening of Obscene Hand Gestures

A few months ago I joined a gratitude group. Yes, I know it’s all a little woo woo, but for this recovering cynic, staying positive can be pretty hard work. So when I heard some friends were starting a group all about thankfulness, I was totally in....more

Gratitude, Silliness, and the Lessening of Obscene Hand Gestures

A few months ago I joined a gratitude group. Yes, I know it’s all a little woo woo, but for this recovering cynic staying positive can be pretty hard work. So when I heard some friends were starting a group all about thankfulness, I was totally in ....more

The Secret

I was tagged by a friend for a gratitude challenge on Facebook, and while I know I’m supposed to list out things I’m grateful for today, I don’t know how to limit myself to only a few. My life is so full, so silly wonderful, narrowing it down would be impossible....more

The Secret

I was tagged by a friend for a gratitude challenge on Facebook, and while I know I’m supposed to list out things I’m grateful for today, I don’t know how to limit myself to only a few. My life is so full, so silly wonderful, narrowing it down would be impossible. I believe we go through hard times and struggle so we can fully appreciate it when life is good ....more