Surviving Food Insecurity- All meals are important

This is the second part of a series covering my experience with food insecurity. For the introduction to this series, please click here. We have all grown up hearing that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Turns out the origin of that saying has more to do with lobbyists and politicians than…

Surviving Food Insecurity

It's that time of year again. I and my employees are on the cusp of the summer layoff and I'm worried. Not for me and my family. We've been through periods of little pay. We survived off of less than $1,000 a month before and my husband makes more than that now. I worry about…

Oh, Yeah

Some books need an extension activity, some are merely enhanced by one, and some just connect with the reader. Jazz  Baby by Lisa Wheeler just clicked with my Auggie. The rhythm of the rhyme makes it impossible to not 'sing' the words and when the reader is engaged, so is the listener. The story and illustrations…

New Scents and a Warmer Sale

This post may contain affiliate links from which I will benefit if you purchase through them. Y'all Country Scents Candles has some new scents coming out May 1st. I released them on my social media yesterday, but I wanted to share with all of you. First up is Peach! I love peaches. Twice a summer…

How Long Did You Date?

That was the question that Lina posed to me tonight. Hubby and I did not have a normal courtship. In fact, our relationship was put on the fast track from the get-go. Thanks, life. We started dating mid-January, moved in together 2 days later, got engaged that April, found out I was pregnant that October, and…

Preserving the Spirit

Continuing with sharing the children's public school stories, this is Lina. She is something else. She talks too much and, like her mother, has more blonde moments than brunette. She's overly dramatic. She's wonderfully weird. She wasn't made for public school. Like Michael, she went to head start with Ms. Minter. There weren't any behavior…

I Broke It

Like Jo Dee Messina said, "my give a damn's busted". More like shattered. It only took a semester and a half of being a supervisor to do it too. I woke up Friday morning at 7 am to a text message from my boss. Keep in mind that I was at work until 2:30 am.…

The Silent Child

Three to five-year-olds are my favorite. I love this age group. They are developing their personalities. They are ... trying and when they are silent, oh boy. He has dumped dish soap all over my mattress. We buy the big jugs too. He has covered the dog with parmesan cheese. The dog didn't mind. She…

Working the Pins

This post may contain affiliate links from which I will benefit if you purchase through them. I'm addicted to Pinterest. I know, not a big surprise. There aren't very many Mommy bloggers that aren't spending a lot of time on that app. But it's a good way to drum up more readers for this blog…