Shut the Hell Up About Valentine’s Day

I hate Valentine’s Day its the dumbest holiday. Seriously, why celebrate a day of love? It’s only salt on the wound for those of us with unromantic partners or those without partners at all. In fact all the posts and articles from women who say “my husband never remembers but that’s okay I know he loves me,…

5 easy tips to prepare your family for the daylight saving time change

Daylight saving time is approaching us once again. March 12th 2017 will bring brighter evenings and a reminder that spring and warmer weather are within reach. However, it comes with the potential to wreak havoc on a family’s sleep routine, a seriousness that affects most of us, no matter where you live. However, if you…

The most unexpected test may give you a memory boost

FACT. My memory is not what it used to be.  FACT. I have to keep my brain stimulated in order to keep my mind focused and healthy. I do a lot of brain teasers, puzzles, and creative thinking throughout the day because as we get older, we naturally have shorter memories, but even if  you’re intrigued…

Making the Most of Unemployment & Disability

I wanted to share a short story with you about something that hits close to home. My sister-in-law is an amazing woman. She is talented, independent, caring, and one of the nicest people I know. She also has dwarfism and has taken in three of her husband’s kids from a previous marriage, one of which…

5 easy ways to keep your family comfortable during a power outage

After living in Arkansas through one of the worst winter storms in the state’s history and living in the middle of Tornado Alley, Natural Disaster Preparedness is my way of keeping my family safe and keeping my sanity in tact for the chaos. But not matter how inconvenient losing power at home is, entertaining yourself…

A Circle of Worthy Blogs that Inspire, Motivate, or Simply Have Meaning

First of all, I am absolutely delighted to have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by LondonWhiskyAdventure! His amazing adventures are so entertaining and always filled with a bit of knowledge that I never knew. Yep, that’s one talented guy over there! If you crave a London adventure without the price of a plane ticket, hop on over to…

Conquering My Fears When My Teen Started Driving

As we’re approaching the end of the first month of the new year, I think about how fast the years have flown by. At the beginning of the month I posted an overview of the past year and as I was going through my annual picture cleaning day yesterday, I came across a photo that really hit…

Reaching Success Meant Losing Myself

I’m going to share with you a little about how I got to where I am now in my life and how reaching for the perfect success drove me over the edge. I was stuck with this ideal that success to me was how much I made, what car I drove, and how big my house…

Exquisite Dining for a Romantic Date Night

My husband and I do a Dinner Date twice a month and both of us get to select where we want to go and what we want to do. Last dinner date was my time to choose and I really wanted a good filet mignon, so we went to one of my favorite restaurants, a…