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2022-04-25 21:34
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 wi… Read More
Bestway Pools Are Perfect For Your Backyard
2022-04-18 14:45
Pool weather is here! We were one of the lucky families selected to participate in a Tryazon partnership with Bestway! (Thank you to Candy at Geek Mamas for making me aware of this opportuni… Read More
When The Birth Mother Dies
2022-04-06 14:16
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. Becau… Read More
When Compassion Backfires
2022-03-25 15:24
When I was in my 20’s and working at a day care center, they had a petting zoo come. Of course, I was thrilled. I don’t remember the name of the day care. I don’t rememb… Read More
2021-10-27 12:39
Last weekend, Brian and I went to see The Monkees. It was pretty awesome. And during intermission, I headed for the bathroom. As I was waiting in line, I heard a woman saying that the… Read More
2021-09-25 23:21
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 i… Read More
2021-09-24 13:00
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 opportunit… Read More
2021-09-23 13:00
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… Read More
2021-09-21 21:06
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 accou… Read More
2021-09-18 13:16
I had one of those little reminders yesterday. You know, the ones when you remember to be grateful? Ready To Start The Day I was heading out to do some pet-sitting. I was a little stre… Read More
2021-09-14 01:54
There’s a good deal on Colgate toothpaste at Walgreens this week! And you have a few more days to take advantage of it. The toothpaste is regularly 4.99 but is automatically discoun… Read More
2021-06-14 02:14
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 d… Read More
2021-06-14 01:23
An old boyfriend of mine is dead. He died almost a month ago. We were together for, I don’t know, 2 or 3 years. And a good portion of it was awful. I debated whether is was ok… Read More
2021-05-21 02:27
A few weeks ago, I applied for a job. (Actually, it was several weeks ago, but I have had a hard time getting back to this post for some reason.) Anyway, yes, I applied for a blogging job. A… Read More
2021-03-05 17:15
Sometimes, you get an opportunity to really be there for people. Sometimes, in the midst of a sad moment, you can provide comfort. Sometimes, I live for those moments. I’m a petsitter… Read More
2021-02-27 14:38
A couple of weeks ago, I started a new job. It was the perfect situation, just two days a week, nannying for two kids who were quite lovable. I was surprised that it happened because when th… Read More
2021-02-23 14:25
How do you know recognize a scam? While keeping an eye out for a work from home job, I soon realized that it was more likely that I would end up in a phishing adventure, instead. I love stay… Read More
2021-02-14 22:09
Sexual harassment, hostile work environments, and sexual assault are just some of the words that we hear in regards to women’s issues. We hear the words more and more now but not becau… Read More
2021-02-13 14:00
In September of 2019, I happened upon Buddy Bandana on instagram. They were advertising that they needed brand ambassadors. Being a huge dog lover (all animal lover, really), I was immediate… Read More
2021-02-08 16:20
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… Read More
2021-02-05 04:03
I had this vision of writing a post for each lesson or at least, each horse I ride. But, time got away from me. Shocking! So, I’m gonna attempt to succinctly sum up my Horseback Riding… Read More
2021-02-02 12:00
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 it was a “thing” and there ha… Read More
2021-01-30 13:06
I have reached a new level in my relationship with my chickens. I already felt pretty confident that they weren’t afraid of me in any way but now they are comfortable enough to manipul… Read More
2021-01-22 16:27
I recently switched to Myway! It’s a pre-pay version of JEA (Jacksonville Electric Company). I was immediately skeptical when they pitched it to me as I visualized random disconnection… Read More
2021-01-19 19:35
My 13 year old epitomizes the term “heavy sleeper.” The worst part of my day has always been any time that I have to wake him up. Homeschool definitely makes that part easier bec… Read More
2021-01-09 18:44
I have had cats all of my life. Sometimes a reasonable amount, sometimes not so much. But, I have always loved them. And, of course, there have been a few that were particularly special to m… Read More
2021-01-07 20:08
I have been a chicken mama and Learning The Chicken Ropes for a couple of months now and they are still so dang cute. It has been really cool to learn about them and I’m defin… Read More
2021-01-07 03:19
So despite my slightly traumatic intro lesson, I officially signed up for horseback riding lessons! I was excited but nervous. I agonized about having to get on the horse again. I pumped mys… Read More
2020-12-19 22:42
Sometimes, my kids surprise me. Well, not surprise, just impress. I already knew that William had a sensitive soul and that Lizzie has a huge heart but no idea how to express her emotions. (… Read More
2020-12-16 20:52
So I started a thing! Horseback riding lessons! My friend, Paige, (the same one who encouraged my new chicken mama life) has been taking lessons. She offered to gift me an intro lesson and… Read More
2020-10-26 23:22
William and I have had a long, windy road as many of you know. There were times that I wanted to give up. But, I knew I couldn’t. But now our relationship is shockingly good. H… Read More
2020-10-26 01:46
I have a friend who tends to make things happen. Sometimes that’s good, sometimes not as good. She’s the kind of friend who will buy you a planner because you say you want to get… Read More
2020-10-25 23:44
I haven’t blogged in a long time. It is a little ironic to me that the last time that I did post, we were officially in Covid life and, weeks and weeks later…we still are… Read More
Hello From One Covid World To Another
2020-07-27 21:41
So how’s everyone doing, man? Covid sucks, huh? I was going to write this a bit tongue in cheek but now that I think about it, I won’t. Too many bad things have happened. To put… Read More
Ahmaud Arbery Couldn’t Outrun The Hate
2020-05-13 02:22
My 20 year old son, Kaleb, recently got pulled over. Thankfully, he ended up just getting a warning. And the police officer was a nice guy who talked to him for a few minutes and even tried… Read More
Staying Healthy Without The Gym (Or Not)
2020-05-08 13:00
Before the pandemic. Man, how did reality become such that that expression makes sense? But, here we are.  So, yeah, before the pandemic, I was really enjoying going to the gym. I was q… Read More
2020-05-05 20:58
Man, I have loved to hate distance learning through this whole Covid-19 saga. I don’t hate them being home. I’m truly glad that they are home and safe. But, doing the work assig… Read More
From Stray To Loved, A Book Review
2020-04-07 03:05
So I read a book by Pamela Schloesser Canepa! From Stray to Loved is a quick and enjoyable read about the imagined origin story of her rescue dog, Bixby.  Pamel… Read More
Dear Parents, This Is Not Homeschooling
2020-03-30 13:49
So due to the coronavirus pandemic, kids doing school at home has become a thing Some call it distance learning, virtual learning or online learning. Those all work. Call it what you want bu… Read More
2020-03-18 14:20
So awhile ago, I wrote an angsty post about my oldest son moving out. Neither one of us handled it well and it caused a lot of hurt feelings on my end. It’s all the proverbial water un… Read More
Learning To Live With Epilepsy
2020-03-10 13:33
You want to be there for your children. You want to believe that as a parent, you have a heightened sense of danger and just plain know when your kids need you. Well, that wasn’t the c… Read More
Hiding Your Pain
2020-03-01 16:46
I saw a meme today, saying something to the effect of “Don’t let others see you struggle. Just get through it and be an inspiration when you succeed.” For the life of me, I… Read More
Picard, A Review
2020-02-21 17:09
*Possible spoilers ahead but probably not if you saw any commercial about the show. So who is watching Picard? When I first heard about it, I was excited, of course. But also a little worri… Read More
2020-02-17 18:43
I was invited to a vision board party and I was immediately stoked. Admittedly, that was because I read the words “I’m keeping the invite list small.” I made the cut! She l… Read More

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