Teach your Teens

Teach your Teens

This post has been updated from it’s original post date of March 4, 2015     Do you remember when you were young, and all it took was one look at your mom’s or dad’s face? You instantly knew a) you were in big trouble,…

It’s Picnic Time!

It’s Picnic Time!

  Summer is here, which means the kids are out of school. More free time as a family – whether that means traveling, or staying home and catching up on yard work. As a child, my aunts, Dot and Emily would take us on vacations,…

The Heart of a Soldier

The Heart of a Soldier

  This photo represents the hearts and souls of some of my biggest heroes. If you knew me, you would know it is rare that I hold someone in such high esteem that they could reach Hero status. To me, every person is someone’s hero,…

Hand-me-downs

Hand-me-downs

    (thanks to Gary Truckey at La Ferme Sabloneuse for the inspiration for this post. Be sure to visit him at https://www.facebook.com/La-Ferme-Sabloneuse-1691898761092072/)   When we think of hand-me-downs, our minds usually go to more tangible items, such as clothing, furniture, and keepsakes. However, some…

Is it really a ‘Dirty Word’???

Is it really a ‘Dirty Word’???

  In today’s society, it can be a dirty word.  One of those we long to say, but don’t dare utter.  It may mean a cut in income, which means we will no longer be able to keep up with the Jones.  Our children will…

I am an Enabler – But is is Politically Correct?

I am an Enabler – But is is Politically Correct?

  According to Dictionary.com, an Enabler is: 1) a person or thing that makes something possible; 2) a person who encourages or enables negative or self-destructive behavior in another. In today’s ‘politically correct’ society, being an Enabler has a very negative connotation, and to be…

Literacy

Literacy

    Literacy – A Life Anchor   Literacy is one of my life anchors. I was a very blessed child.  Over the course of my life, my parents made it possible for me to do extensive traveling.  I have been to Paris, France.  My…

Need to Escape? – Have Fun at Home!

Need to Escape? – Have Fun at Home!

  With everything going on in our world right now, it is rare that The Country Boy and I get to escape.  Traveling to exotic and fun places is out of the question, as most hotels don’t allow pets – much less cows and chickens. …

Kids & Super Heroes

Kids & Super Heroes

    For decades, Children have grown up with Super Heroes.  Whether it was Thor, Captain Marvel, Superman, or even Under Dog, most kids dreamed of one day becoming their own version of a hero who saved the world from evil.  As parents, we often…

Kids – Day to Day

Kids – Day to Day

    Raising up the next generation of children isn’t an easy task to do.  It takes time, discipline (both on the part of the parent and the child), love, respect and more time.  Although cooking, cleaning, gardening, sewing and budgeting are all part of…

Kids Clean Up

Kids Clean Up

    Not too long ago, my son James was telling me a story about an episode in his life.  He was trying to get across the importance of thoroughly cleaning a house to someone.  His words were, “Trust me.  I will know if it…

Kids on the Mend

Kids on the Mend

    In the ‘old’ days, you could walk in any home and find a basket sitting on the floor. It was usually by a chair in which the woman of the house usually sat. This basket would contain an assortment of needles and thread,…