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Finding Inner Peace

Finding Inner Peace

I have a Guardian Angel. It’s true. I’d call myself “crazy” except there was a witness. It was back in 1994 when I met her. A blustery snow storm in South Carolina on my way back to Florida after a visit with my mom. ...
A Whine Tour through France

A Whine Tour through France

I read a *lot*, averaging more than one book a week, and close to half of what I read is non-fiction mostly spread across history, biography, autobiography, and memoirs. I actually prefer autobiographies and memoirs because it tends to brin ...
Vegetables Don’t Lie

Vegetables Don’t Lie

My youngest child is four and has learned to lie. It drives me bonkers! Usually his lies are about things that aren’t really that important. He has an issue with getting into my things. He climbs up shelves in the closet and pantry an ...
I’ve Been Shot…Oh How Unsurprising!

I’ve Been Shot…Oh How Unsurprising!

During the past month, I’ve been learning how to play Call of Duty Modern Warfare. One of the things I asked for when I had my birthday earlier this month, was to play COD MW on the XBox 360. Well I got my wish! After everyone but my friend ...
Killer Threads…literally

Killer Threads…literally

One of my favorite things to do when visiting Chicago is making a stop at the Museum of Science and Industry. Most recently when I was there they had a new display of technology, with the creators of each item and how they came up with the ...
When Flaky isn’t a Good Thing

When Flaky isn’t a Good Thing

I have to say that I’ve been fortunate when it comes to the health of my kids. Once we got past what seemed like never-ending examinations and tests when Miss M was a baby, it’s pretty much been smooth sailing. They’re bea ...
New Kid (K’Nex) on the Block

New Kid (K’Nex) on the Block

I absolutely love receiving products in the mail to review, but every once in a while something arrives that isn’t exactly suited to my girls. They’ll play with almost anything I give them so it’s usually not that big of a ...
Get your Just Desserts the Easy Way

Get your Just Desserts the Easy Way

I’m the mom to six kiddos. It’s a diverse collection of children I have, ranging in age from 4 to 20. Three girls. Three boys. ALL very opinionated. The one thing we all have in common, without a doubt, is food. We love it. It&# ...
Life on a Pollen-Free Farm

Life on a Pollen-Free Farm

I admit it, I love where I live. A farm is a wonderful place. It’s mostly quiet (unless you count the cows talking to each other) and it’s out in the fresh air with beautiful stars to look at every night. Climbing apple trees, playing with ...