Shell Shocked Parents…And The Face Of A Child’s Resilience


One of the exhibits at our local Children’s Museum is a life-size ant hill. The kids love the maze of tunnels. Our daughter is just 2, so my husband and I climbed in with them. We were not as fond of the humid, carpeted tunnels and the smell of sweaty socks as they were – we went in […]

August 24, 2015

White Knees and Blue Jeans…

I'm a Work in Progresss, Parenting

Sometimes when my husband has been traveling, I have take too much time to think about random, silly things. And sometimes I decide to write about those things. This is admittedly one of those posts. Ok? Now lets talk about blue jeans. Don’t worry, I’m not claiming to be a fashion writer (no one would believe that anyway). What I am […]

August 17, 2015

It Takes a Village {to Raise a Child With Food Allergies}…And This One’s Fantastic


Allergy parenting requires effort, practice, persistence and vigilance. And like many parenting challenges, allergy parenting isn’t always an easy job. Sometimes it is a lonely job – sometimes the combination of ‘what ifs’, label reading and substitute-treat-making can weigh us down and consume our thoughts and time. But this IS a rewarding job. A smiling child eating a nut-free cupcake with his friends at […]

August 11, 2015

DIY Glass Photo Pendant Beaded Necklaces Tutorial


Over the past few months, I slowly bought supplies with coupons or when on sale to make photo pendants. It was something I really wanted to try but did not have a specific project in mind. I finally had all supplies just days before recent family birthday celebrations. Perfect timing to make personalized gifts. The process was easy and […]

August 8, 2015

10 Simple Steps to Resize and Print A Small Square Photo Using Power Point


While I would love to own Photoshop, I don’t. For my needs, most photo editing can be done well enough with other software. So far, I can’t justify the purchase, no matter how much I want it. A recent glass photo pendant project, required printed square 7/8 inch photos. For a quick project, I didn’t want to spend a ton […]

August 5, 2015