*Thank Goodness Tomorrow’s Friday 7:00 AM  Kids awake (Ty and Mia with stuffy noses cranky and whiney) 7:10 AM Ty throws a major fit because I won’t let him wear his favorite pants from Korea which carries over into breakfast where he can’t find anything to eat. 8:03-8:23  AM We listen to Ty whine and […]


Two years ago, I listened to a presentation by Renee Swope on Mining for Gold in the Heart of Your Child at a Hearts At Home conference.  It was all about focusing less on our children’s faults and more on the “gold” in their hearts, lives, days, etc. Although I have acknowledged the larger nuggets […]


I’m in love with creative and imaginative decorating/storage ideas.  I mean I have two curtain rods in my kitchen displaying oodles of artwork. Now I just have to find a wall for this brillant idea that I found at the Goody Blog.  It uses rain gutters for book shelves.  I bet you could even use […]

It's the most wonderful time of the year…

Oops.  Did I say type that out loud?  Anyone remember that Staples commercial from a couple years ago?  The women singing that song while gleefully flinging school supplies into her basket? Moving on. We are officially back into the school swing of things.  PJ had a half day yesterday and his first full day today.  Mia […]

"Fathers" Day?

I don’t know what took me so long to realize this, but on Sunday, as we were “celebrating” Father’s Day, I came to an odd realization that I wish I had realized when I was but a wee lad. Ready for it….. wait…. wait…. ok… here it is……Father’s day is not about celebrating father dearest! […]

On Car Seats

I’m not ashamed to admit I’ve been called a car seat “nazi.”  Would you believe one of my goals in life is to become a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician?  Anyway, I came across the following post this morning, and it’s the best I’ve ever read.  All of the things I lecture about written in […]