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

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

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

Cereal For 70% Off At Publix

Head to Publix for your General Mill’s and Kellogg’s cereal this week (9/16 until 9/22). But, first, make sure you have signed up for a Publix account on the app and an account with coupons.com. Both General Mills and Kellogg’s cereals are bogo (buy one, get one free) this week at Publix. That combined with … Continue reading Cereal For 70% Off At Publix

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

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

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

I Forget About My Son’s ADHD

My son has ADHD and sometimes that just seems like a catch-all diagnosis. Through the years, there have been those who didn't completely think that ADHD was a "thing" and there have been those who thought it was as simple as taking away sugar. And there have been those who didn't think I should have … Continue reading I Forget About My Son’s ADHD