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Dear Blogger, What Are You So Afraid Of?

My dear blogger, what are you so afraid of? Are you afraid of hitting publish?  Ask me how I know?   I know, because half of my draft posts are getting real on what it’s like to be a caregiver.  An around the clock, with barely any outside help elderly caregiver.   I’m afraid of Read More

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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

4 signs you are the annoying neighbor

4 Signs You Are The Annoying Neighbor

We’ve all had an annoying neighbor or two over the years. Okay, maybe more than two. Maybe they aren’t as bad as in Neighbors 2 or the first Neighbors for that matter. But what if the person everyone avoids is you! Some behaviors are obviously going to piss me off. Like if your dog shits Read More

Are You a Professional Busybody?

Are You A Professional Busybody?

I have a new favorite saying. “Busy bodies can’t be busybodies.” I use this as a reminder to my kids when they are tattling or into each others business. If you’re sticking to your business you don’t have time for anybody else’s.   It helps remind me too when I get into a situation they could Read More

Signs Your Parents Need to Stop Driving

6 Signs Your Parents May Need to Stop Driving

  Taking care of elderly parents is a challenge. Have you noticed your parents may need to stop driving?   Coming to terms with aging parents is difficult for everyone.  Addressing they can no longer drive safely is the often the first step in helping them make that transition. When we don’t see our parents Read More

Home schooling Year 1 vs year 2 how'd we do

Home Schooling Year 1 vs Year 2…How’d We Do?

So you’re thinking of quitting home school.  Ask me how I know?  Read on. This is only our second year home schooling. It’s only April yet we completed our curriculum about a month ago.   Our two-volume textbook, Trail Guide to Learning – Paths of Exploration, I purchased used on eBay. The textbook provided a Read More

14 Ways Parenting is Like The Walking Dead

14 Ways Parenting is Like The Walking Dead

  **Update** I wrote this in April, but we’re only a few days away from finding out who gets killed.  Hope it’s not our favorite Daryl Dixon.  Maybe it’s Glenn. :0 Last night I laid in bed thinking over the season finale of The Walking Dead.  Wondering who was on the other end of Negan’s Read More