Surviving Food Insecurity- grow your own

This is the fifth part of a series covering my experience with food insecurity. For the introduction to this series, please click here. When we lived in an apartment, I would roll my eyes at every blog that made it seem like everyone can just grow a garden. Then my husband's job was outsourced overseas and…

Surviving Food Insecurity- ending the day

This is the fourth part of a series covering my experience with food insecurity. For the introduction to this series, please click here. My grandma hated chicken. Like a deep-seated loathing. Like she would gag when she even thought about eating chicken. I get it now. She was born in 1941; at the end of the great…

Surviving Food Insecurity- The time between

This is the third part of a series covering my experience with food insecurity. For the introduction to this series, please click here. Lunch doesn't really have a set time around here. It's really just the moment when the kids realize that breakfast has worn off and it's time for a "pick-me-up". It is literally…

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…