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

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

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