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Summer fun is almost done. In one week school starts, and boy have we stayed busy this summer! Which is why I have been MIA. I have documented most of it. Check out the photos: Movie date Butterfly watching/searching at Riverbend Nature Center Hanging out at After Hours Artwalk Enjoying our first trolley ride Visiting…

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First Day of School Giveaway!

It’s a good thing “Aloha” means both “hello” and “goodbye” because our beginning of summer aka “Aloha, Summer!” giveaway bag was never claimed, so it’s now become an end of summer/beginning of school giveaway. And really, who DOESN’T need caffeine this time of year? The giveaway includes: Two $10 gift cards to Frank & Joe’s…

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I’ve always been quite obsessed with personality tests, and the mother of all of them – the Myers-Briggs test. I like being given some insight into who I am, how my view of the world affects how I interact with it, and weaknesses I may have been blind to. Knowing someone else’s personality type also…

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Monday, August 13: Smarty Plants & Story Time (10 am – noon) If you missed our last nature Mom Day Monday at Odd Duck Coffee, we have good news, Ruthie is coming back with her home grown succulents! Now including do it yourself terrariums for the kiddos who have already made terracottas! The fun doesn’t…

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Anybody remember that scene in Gone with the Wind when a disheveled and destitute Scarlet O’Hara pulls herself up from the dirt and clenches her fist to the sky claiming, “With God as my witness, I will never go hungry again!”? Well, sometime around my second year of marriage and third broken IKEA dresser, I…

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I was born in 1981 which places me in the generational gap.  I am the oldest of the Millennials and the youngest of the Gen Xers.  I have tendencies towards both demographics, but when it comes to current trends I lean a little more millennial than X.  My current bandwagon I am driving with horses…

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If there is one thing I believe in as a mom blogger, it is commitment to truth and portraying my life as accurately as I can. More than anything, I would never want another mom to ever feel discouraged, inadequate, or less-than because they can’t somehow live up to the rosy, overly-edited online versions of…

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Tuesday, August 7: Fan Fest at Memorial Stadium (7 – 8 pm) Mark your calendars! Fan Fest 2018 is scheduled for Tuesday, August 7 at 7 pm at Memorial Stadium. Come out and cheer on your favorite athletes, cheerleaders, dance team members and band members!! Booster clubs will be on-site selling merchandise and season tickets…

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This video circulated around the internet a few months ago and I loved it. I watched it over and over again and realized this dad did so many things in two minutes. This dad was teasing his daughter and she got angry. He could have told her to “get over it” or “lighten up.” But…

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