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 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

Sisters And Toilet Paper

Last weekend, Brian and I went to see The Monkees. It was pretty awesome. And during intermission, I headed for the bathroom. As I was waiting in line, I heard a woman saying that the bathroom was out of paper towels. Then as she walked past the line, she said repeatedly, to warn everyone "no … Continue reading Sisters And Toilet Paper

The Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

There’s more to do in Jacksonville than some realize. It’s me, I’m the some. Because last weekend, I discovered the Arboretum! Apparently, I was the last one to discover it because everyone who I mentioned it to had either been there or was aware of its existence. But, just in case...hey, you should check out … Continue reading The Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Emily’s Deal Of The Week

CVS has a great deal this week on these household items. Spend $30 on these participating items and you get $10 in rewards back. Each of these products have coupons coming out tomorrow in the Sunday paper. Hit The Dollar Tree to purchase that paper for only a $1. (Get there early because they sell … Continue reading Emily’s Deal Of The Week

Self-Care And Teenagers

Life is never simple. The stress and the obligations never end. Adulting is completely over-rated. And this is why it's super important to find the fun when you can and find opportunities to relax. And that's just what I was trying to do after grocery shopping the other day. It had started pouring rain just … Continue reading Self-Care And Teenagers

I Have A New Puppy

I have a puppy! Omg, I have a puppy! All of these years of rescuing/acquiring dogs and I have never had a puppy. The plan wasn't a puppy but for years, I have been dealing with the stress of bringing dogs in (as rescues and for petsitting) and worrying about the safety of our cats. … Continue reading I Have A New Puppy

We Are In This Together Or Should Be

I had one of those little reminders yesterday. You know, the ones when you remember to be grateful? Ready To Start The Day I was heading out to do some pet-sitting. I was a little stressed but it also involved picking up one of my favorite repeat doggie visitors and having lunch with one of … Continue reading We Are In This Together Or Should Be

Death Of Someone I Used To Know

An old boyfriend of mine is dead. He died almost a month ago. We were together for, I don't know, 2 or 3 years. And a good portion of it was awful. I debated whether is was ok to write about this but then I remembered that it's my story, too. He wasn't very nice … Continue reading Death Of Someone I Used To Know

Helping People Through Petsitting

Sometimes, you get an opportunity to really be there for people. Sometimes, in the midst of a sad moment, you can provide comfort. Sometimes, I live for those moments. I'm a petsitter. I'm the one that steps in when the owners can not. That's usually because they are going to go somewhere fun. But, sometimes, … Continue reading Helping People Through Petsitting