Monthly Archives: July 2018

Coloring Outside the Lines

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It was a rainy afternoon here, so Rosebud and I were stuck inside. She had just finished her snack and it was time for play time. I usually turn on music for background noise when we play in the living room. Rosebud likes to build with blocks, care for her babies and pretend she’s Dr. Rosebud and gives me a… Read more »

Creamy Chicken Penne Pasta: Pressure Cooker Recipe

On Prime Day, I took advantage of the great deal they had on Instant Pots and this is my second attempt at using it, but my first real meal. This pasta dish was easy to make and it was delicious. It reminded me of the chicken penne they have at Ruby Tuesdays. I’m sure the homemade version is healthier even… Read more »

Teddy Bears and Picnics

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This is one of those slippery issues because it involves family, gift giving and societal pressures. Have you ever been in the situation where a family member gives your child a toy that was completely inappropriate? It could’ve been a toy that was developmentally too young or too old. Maybe it was something you’ve already said flat out no to,… Read more »

Rainbows and Oreos

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I’m a child of the 80’s and 90’s. It’s amazing how much the atmosphere has changed since then. Kids spend far less time outside, there have been huge advances in technology, an even larger push to be politically correct and an increase in public displays of hatred and the endless worrying for our children’s safety, even in schools where they… Read more »

Prime Day 2018: Bargains for Busy Moms

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If you are a busy multitasking mom, there are never enough hours in the day so finding time and money saving apps, products or services can be a life saver. Anything that makes life less stressful or reduces the amount of rushing around is fantastic! For those who don’t know, Prime Day starts tomorrow, July 16th at 3 p.m. ET…. Read more »

Owning My Guilt

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I’m reading Cara Alwill Leyba’s new book, “Like She Owns The place”. For those who don’t know, Cara is an author and master life coach who works to help women empower themselves and change their mindset. I found her online several years ago and discovered that a lot of her message resonates with me. One passage she wrote about guilt… Read more »

A Daffidil in a Field of Hyacinths

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I was going to write an entry explaining why I haven’t been posting as much and it probably would’ve started off with the words, I’m sorry. I was going to say that I’m sorry I haven’t been writing much and I was even going to apologize for the subject matter of my recent blog posts. When I started this blog,… Read more »

It’s About the Process, Not the Product

Here is another simple painting activity. All you need are some paints, paper and pinecones. Rosebud and I went over to the playground yesterday where she found a pinecone. I immediately thought we could use it for a painting activity. We were trying to stamp with the pinecone because using it like a brush was too hard on the paper…. Read more »

When I Become Invisible

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Yesterday, I saw a post on a Facebook group that made me think about the times when I become invisible. This would be an amazing super power to have. Imagine the things you would see or hear. Unfortunately, I’m not talking about a hypothetical situation based in tales of fiction. I’m talking about an all too common occurrence. There are… Read more »

When One Door Closes, Another Door Opens

I’ve been thinking a lot about my career path, my purpose in life and what I’m really passionate about. I’ve been taking an honest look at what I truly want and what would be a good fit for me. I’m reminded of the paths I could’ve chosen and the doors that were opened and closed for me. Several years ago,… Read more »