All time favorite must read for tween girls

All Time Favorite Must Read for Tween Girls

The tween years are tough age.  Not teens, not really little, not so cute any more either.  They struggle to fit in.  Differences in development begin to really stand out.  That’s why this book is our all time favorite must read for tween girls..   This post contains affiliate links, click here to see my full disclosure Read More

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How to Make Her an Amazing First Period Survival Kit

How to Make Her an Amazing First Period Survival Kit    A first period survival kit is a must have for tweens and teens before they start. The sooner you have it ready the better.   They grow up so fast these days” seems so cliché, but seriously, it’s happening around here. My daughter will Read More

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The Times They Are A Changin’

The times they are a changin’. Can’t you just hear Bob Dylan. Ok, maybe that’s just me.   Things are changing a bit here at Pardon Me, My Crown Slipped. Mostly for me, not quite as much for you. Bringing in a bit more balance for all.   Yes I am a caregiver, but I Read More

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My Top 7 Tools & Resources to Do. All. The. Things.

So here’s the question I get asked more than anything. “How do you do it all? You take care of your grandmother around the clock. You home school the kids. Run the house. Now a blog.” Which most of my friends and family don’t even know about the blog by the way.   LOL. Well Read More

make those doctor appointments now

Why You Need to Make Those Doctor Appointments Now!

How do you feel lately?   Are you run down? Tired? Stress getting to you? I bet you’ve gotten a check up for your loved one? What about you? When’s the last time you saw your doctor for a physical? For an eye exam? What about the dentist?  Make those doctor appointments now! I’ll wait. Read More

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Series: What Have You Done for Yourself Lately? #1

So last week, when I rolled out the series, What Have You Done For Yourself Lately?, I promised myself and you that I would do something to begin taking better care of myself. I promised I would report back to you and tell you what worked, what didn’t and how it all felt. As a Read More

Tips for Raising Kids While Full Time Caregiving

6 Tips for Raising Kids While Caregiving Full-time

So you’re raising kids and a full-time caregiver. Welcome to the club. Feeling like you just signed your life away? Just when the kids are getting older and time is more flexible, here you are right back in the thick of it. Parenting is hard.  Caregiving is hard.  Doing both at the same time has Read More

why can't you sleep in your own damn bed

Why Can’t You Just Sleep in Your Own Damn Bed?

 Why can’t you just sleep in your own damn bed?   You know the routine. You read a story or sing a song. You put out a glass of water. You put on the night-light. You hug and kiss them. Tell them you love them. You tuck the covers just right. And then it happens. Read More

Why I Hate Your Kid

Why I Hate Your Kid

Okay, maybe “hate your kid”, is a bit extreme, but so is your kid.  Our old house was the neighborhood hangout.  Rainy days, our house.  Wet, snowy days for hot chocolate breaks while waiting for machine dried clothes, our house. Funny thing is, now we have a much bigger yard and an awesome basement family Read More