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

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

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

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

Unexpected Truths From A Teenager

They say that horseback riding is beneficial on many levels. And, man, were they right! There is the obvious stuff like strength building, weight loss, and confidence building. But, what I didn't expect was the emotional benefit. I have mentioned this in a previous post before but this is a new story, promise! I had … Continue reading Unexpected Truths From A Teenager

My Son Doesn’t Listen But I Don’t Care

Of all my kids, my youngest son is definitely the most mentally exhausting. He’s a genius in my humble opinion and depending on the day he’ll use his powers for good or evil. Well, not evil. He’ll use his powers for good or slack. No matter how many times I tell him not to bring … Continue reading My Son Doesn’t Listen But I Don’t Care

A Work From Home Scam

How do you know recognize a scam? While keeping an eye out for a work from home job, I soon realized that it was more likely that I would end up in a phishing adventure, instead. I love staying home and homeschooling the kids, but some extra money coming in would be a good thing. … Continue reading A Work From Home Scam

I’m Not The Biological Mom And That’s Ok

I used to get so upset when people would prefer to my foster care adopted kids' biological mother as their mom; as evidenced by the many adoption blog and facebook posts, over the years. But, as time moved on, it has bothered me less and less. This is probably partly because it happens less since … Continue reading I’m Not The Biological Mom And That’s Ok

Love And Relationships:What We Wish We Knew

What is love? Why do some have it and some can't seem to figure it out? Man, I don't know. But, in honor of Valentine's Day, I decided to do a round-up post about love and relationships! I don't know any love "experts" to ask but I do know a lot of people who have … Continue reading Love And Relationships:What We Wish We Knew

Riding Horses With My Son

So, I decided to drag William to my horse land. Originally, I was worried that it would be an issue because he has a tendency to toe-walk. This is an issue that has definitely worsened while staying safe at home for so long. Research showed that horseback riding could help with this, though. Ok, my … Continue reading Riding Horses With My Son