Inspiration from the Chewbacca Mom

This past week, I attended a conference called Smart Women Smart Money. The objective of the conference is to educate women, especially those who are single parents, about how to manage money and improve their situations. This year’s break-out sessions included starting and managing a small business. I was interested in those, but the biggest […]

Thoughts on Dreams

When I was a teenager, my mother told us about how she laughed in her sleep one night. She laughed so hard that she woke my dad up, and he woke her up from that funny dream. She was dreaming that she and my dad were teaching school. She introduced herself as Mrs. Green, then […]

Thoughts on Winter Weather

A year ago, we were buried under nearly two feet of snow and ice. The temps were mostly below freezing. Everyone in the neighborhood had large icicles hanging off the eaves. Hubby had nearly worn out our snow shovel with all the snowfalls. The streets around our house were so icy and rutted that it […]

Cooking for Two (or One)

As promised, this week I’m sharing three recipes that I’ve enjoyed when cooking for just me, or when Hubby’s home, for two. These are recipes I made up or altered from recipes I’ve collected over the years. I’m pretty good at elementary math so adjusting ingredient measures is easy for me. A word of caution, […]

Cooking For Two

I initially had some trouble being an empty nester, but once both kids were gone for a while, I adjusted well. Hubby and I enjoy our couple time (the time after the kids moved out). That’s one reason among many on why you should marry a friend. The time you spend being a couple may […]

Thoughts on Procrastination

Definition of procrastination: to put off intentionally the doing of something that needs to be done Last week, I wrote a few ideas of a book I’ve thought of writing about parenting. I’ve thought about it for years, but the blog is the only lines I’ve written on it thus far. I’ve put it off […]

Thoughts on Child Rearing

I spent two weeks with my grandsons, watching them, playing with them, and listening to them. A lot of memories about my childrearing days came back. I remembered that I’d toyed with the idea of writing a book about childrearing advice. I’m no expert, but as a mother, teacher, and observer, I have helpful advice […]