The Rose of Jericho: A Fun Activity For All

I have a lot of respect for the senior community. And I have had the opportunity to take a job with Eldergrow. A few days a month, I go to an assisted living facility. I help take care of a garden and teach classes to the residents. Every month, we are provided with the lessons … Continue reading The Rose of Jericho: A Fun Activity For All

Ineffective Meal Planning On A Road Trip

Memories! Adventures! Life lessons! When we took a family vacation to Pennsylvania, I was hoping for all of these and I got them. And you get a story time! So before we had one of the best visit ever with family, we had to get there. And on the way, we googled Long John Silver‘s. … Continue reading Ineffective Meal Planning On A Road Trip

Getting To Know Your New Bunny

I have joined the rabbit society! I thought I had finally settled down on my animal "collecting," But, then I saw a facebook post about a bunny who needed a new home. And not just any bunny but a Continental Giant bunny! Now I wasn't in the market for a pet bunny but something about … Continue reading Getting To Know Your New Bunny

Bullying, Abuse and The Invisible Scars: Aurelio Voltaire’s Story

Mental Health is a popular topic, these days, not just during Mental Health Awareness Month . We all know how to be kind to each other and that bullying is wrong but people are still attacked. People still feel hopeless and sometimes, people still commit suicide. This is not a new problem. I don't know … Continue reading Bullying, Abuse and The Invisible Scars: Aurelio Voltaire’s Story

The Time I Got Scammed For A Puppy

I was a victim of a scam. I feel like I should have known better but alas, my rose colored glasses were firmly on my face. I’m not a total fool despite the fact that I have been fooled about dog bandanas and a job. It’s just that I have faith in people; even though, … Continue reading The Time I Got Scammed For A Puppy

Social Experiments And Its Effects

I felt like I was taking part in a social experiment today. You know, like the one where the guy takes pictures before and after he tells someone they are beautiful? I was heading into Walgreens. I was wearing a baggy T-shirt, cotton capris with dirt stains on them (thanks to my dogs) and my … Continue reading Social Experiments And Its Effects

The Joys Of Adulting

I always knew that my son loved me; even in the tumultuous teen years. But, I never felt overly respected by him. But, that was until I took him to the eye doctor and I didn't go in with him. I intended to go with him, of course, but in pandemic world..that's not always an … Continue reading The Joys Of Adulting

Bestway Pools Are Perfect For Your Backyard

Pool weather is here! We were one of the lucky families selected to participate in a Tryazon partnership with Bestway! (Thank you to Candy at Geek Mamas for making me aware of this opportunity!) I was more than willing to agree to try out the pool, have a pool party and share my thoughts. And … Continue reading Bestway Pools Are Perfect For Your Backyard

When The Birth Mother Dies

My children's biological mother is dead. I only know because one day, I decided to be nosy and check jail records to see if she'd been up to anything. She hadn't. Because it turns out that after years of being worried that I would run into her with the kids, she was gone. She had … Continue reading When The Birth Mother Dies

When Compassion Backfires

When I was in my 20's and working at a day care center, they had a petting zoo come. Of course, I was thrilled. I don't remember the name of the day care. I don't remember the kids that I cared for. I don't remember my coworkers. But, I remember the donkey. The lonely donkey … Continue reading When Compassion Backfires