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Quality Time With Your Teen
2024-01-13 17:04
It’s so hard with teens/young adult kids. I call them all teens but only two of them technically are. Even my little William is now 21. You are far away from the days when they are… Read More
How Not To Ride An Electric Scooter
2024-01-04 01:40
Before the holidays are completely in the past, I would be remiss in not telling this story. The kids are quite amused by my skills on the electric scooter so maybe you will be too. Ha. D… Read More
It Was A Chinese Christmas
2024-01-04 01:22
This was a quiet Christmas. We had a death in the family and no one was feeling particularly festive. I focused on making sure the kids enjoyed the day and they did. So it was a success.&ens&hell…Read More
Maybe Everything Does Happen For A Reason
2023-12-05 01:04
Being a working mom is challenging; basically everyone knows that. Around 10 years ago, I attempted to go back to work full-time and become one of those working moms. My three kids were so l… Read More
I Thought I Was Getting Scammed At Work
2023-12-03 04:19
Scammers are a part of reality now. It really is depressing that you have to keep your guard up so much because you just don’t know who you can trust. I have had a couple of scammy exp… Read More
I Just Want To Be Liked
2023-11-17 01:48
You know how they say that when you get older, you stop caring what people think of you? I have heard that too. Well, I’m older but I’m apparently not one of those people. I do… Read More
Still Trying To Pay For My College
2023-11-13 02:14
A couple of months ago, I talked about how I was going through it with the financial aid office and guess what?? I still am! SInce last time, I have appealed and while I haven’t bee… Read More
2023-10-15 16:02
*This is an affiliate post. Getting old is hard. It is for me, anyway, As much as I want to pretend that it’s not happening; the wrinkles tell a different story. And, of course, my… Read More
2023-09-09 18:24
So I’m going to school on-line at UNF. At least, I think I am! I do know that I’m enrolled at the moment. But it could blow up in my face any moment. Ok, here’s my stor… Read More
Transitioning To Full Time Work
2023-08-21 00:51
I’ve been quiet on the blog for a few weeks because I started working full-time and I have been too exhausted to write. It was really hard to make the decision to go back to work and i… Read More
Week Recap: Work, School, And Crazy Dogs
2023-07-23 02:12
Welcome to a weekend coffee share hosted by Natalie the Explorer ! I haven’t blogged in a few weeks. I feel like there has been so much going on and it is, as they say, a whirlwind. I… Read More
2023-06-24 14:35
Happy Saturday! And welcome to the #weekendcoffeeshare hosted by Natalie the Explorer This week has been consumed with filming. Brian has really put together a good group of super talente… Read More
Week Recap: It’s Wet In Florida
2023-06-17 18:17
How was everyone’s week? This is another #weekendcoffeeshare hosted by Natalie the Explorer Natalie the Explorer! It’s been dark and rainy here in Jacksonville but on the ups… Read More
Did I Give Birth To My Adopted Son?
2023-06-16 12:02
I was laying in bed, this morning, wishing I could fall back to sleep. And I started randomly thinking about how my son wants to be called Will but Brian and I still insist on calling him Wi… Read More
We Are Making A Movie
2023-06-14 18:41
Internet trolls. Almost everyone has experienced some kind of trolling from a jerk on the internet. Well, that was what inspired my husband, Brian, to write his screenplay and successfully m… Read More
Tips For A Successful Cosplay
2023-06-13 02:14
So you want to cosplay? Well, cosplay is for everyone! No matter your body-type, your gender identity, or race; you have the right to join in the fun. However, that also means that everyone… Read More
How Do I Adopt From Foster Care?
2023-06-01 15:23
How do you go about adopting from foster care? What are the steps involved? I have tried to summarize the process for you! (Disclaimer! I haven’t researched each state or any othe… Read More
2023-05-30 14:58
Source – CC0 Licence Today’s partnered post contains affiliate links and focuses on the importance of respecting our “elders.” It’s easy to get in the min… Read More
2023-05-30 12:28
Pexels – CC0 License This guest post is written with people who need various accommodations when traveling in mind. Travel is exciting but can a lot of work. There’s a lot to… Read More
2023-05-27 03:13
Today’s guest post is about relieving stress! Life is busy. No matter how stressed you are, the adulting still needs to get done. You still have to get groceries, get your kids to scho… Read More
Teenagers And Their Talents
2023-05-26 18:35
Some people talk about how ungrateful and difficult teenagers can be. But I say that we don’t appreciate what they do for us. They can really make a contribution to your life and impro… Read More
2023-05-26 14:48
Welcome to my week’s recap and coffee share hosted by Natalie the Explorer This was actually a pretty lousy week. I don’t know, maybe mercury was in retrograde or something… Read More
2023-05-20 01:39
Happy Coffee Share day, hosted by Natalie the Explorer! I haven’t really had a lot of interesting things happen this week. I mean, my car broke down on Monday (it’s better now) b… Read More
Struggling To Be Healthy
2023-05-18 02:47
Man, I was doing so well with my new healthy living lifestyle but now I’m in bed, eating a Hershey bar. This is basically exactly what I promised myself I wouldn’t do. But, as we… Read More
2023-05-17 14:09
Image Credit Pets are a great source of companionship and are loved by many worldwide. According to recent data, over 90 million US families own a pet. Losing a pet can be challenging, to… Read More
2023-05-09 19:15
I work for Eldergrow. It’s a really cool program where I go into assisted living faciliites and do gardening related classes. It’s incredibly fulfilling. Anyway, there is… Read More
2023-05-09 01:52
Today, I want to share a short story by Lola Lariscy. Lola loves to write about Science Fiction and is a former podcaster. Like me, Lola is a big fan of all things involving movies, tv s… Read More
2023-05-04 19:44
I pride myself on being an animal rescuer. I love all kinds of animals and I’m someone that people call when they find an animal in need. Sometimes, this is a bad thing because I don&r&hell…Read More
Tunnel Vision For My Coffee
2023-05-04 19:29
I like to think I’m an intelligent woman but the most intelligent person can still do nutty things, especially when she are low on caffeine. I recently went to McDonald’s and had… Read More
How To Make Bird Feeder Citrus Cups
2023-05-02 02:27
Did you know that February is National Bird Feeding Month? And, yes, I’m aware that I am writing this in May but it’s still true. National Bird Feeding Month became official… Read More
2023-04-29 12:43
I was inspired to write a poem after reading this one by Pooja I used to love to write poetry but haven’t in years. So please be gentle, haha I hear my son before I open my eyes… Read More
How To Manage Your Post Con Depression
2023-04-28 11:22
Depression. Seasonal depression. Manic depression. There are so many different kinds. But, they all stink. For me, right now, it’s Post Con Depression. Yes, it’s a thing. You se… Read More
Meeting Steve Burns
2023-04-19 01:46
Steve Burns. I met Steve Burns! You know, the guy from Blue’s Clues? The original? The guy who paved the way? The guy who graced our screens with green stripes from 1996-2002? Yes, tha… Read More
2023-04-11 12:18
We all have fears or phobias. My son is afraid of heights. My sister is afraid of being trapped. According to google, there are many who have a phobia of holes. And I’m no exception. I… Read More
Effective Ways To Lose Weight By A Novice
2023-03-29 12:18
Some time ago, I told my doctor strange my concerns about my breathing. (He’s not really strange, I’m just a fan of Doctor Strange!) Dr. Yalch really is a good doctor. Anyway, I… Read More
Ten Things You Should Know About Bunnies
2023-03-18 12:07
For several months, I have been fostering bunnies, in addition to my personal bunnies. This is definitely not something that I expected but now I could never live without them. Throughout th… Read More
Getting In Shape In Your 40’s
2023-01-30 22:51
I’m back at the gym again. I think I have written posts like this before. But I never could quite figure out how to keep the momentum. It’s been clear to me for awhile that I rea… Read More
2022-10-11 00:12
I have a lot of respect for the senior community. And I have had the opportunity to take a job with Eldergrow. A few days a month, I go to an assisted living facility. I help take care of a… Read More
Ineffective Meal Planning On A Road Trip
2022-10-06 17:42
Memories! Adventures! Life lessons! When we took a family vacation to Pennsylvania, I was hoping for all of these and I got them. And you get a story time! So before we had one of the… Read More
Getting To Know Your New Bunny
2022-10-03 10:13
I have joined the rabbit society! I thought I had finally settled down on my animal “collecting,” But, then I saw a facebook post about a bunny who needed a new home. And not jus… Read More
2022-09-24 03:58
Where are my Van Gogh fans?? I was lucky enough to go to the Van Gogh experience last weekend and it was awesome. I went in with high expectations and I wasn’t disappointed. I am fasc… Read More
The Time I Got Scammed For A Puppy
2022-08-30 14:51
I was a victim of a scam. I feel like I should have known better but alas, my rose colored glasses were firmly on my face. I’m not a total fool despite the fact that I have been fooled… Read More
Social Experiments And Its Effects
2022-08-12 23:56
I felt like I was taking part in a social experiment today. You know, like the one where the guy takes pictures before and after he tells someone they are beautiful? I was heading i… Read More
Was I In A Secret Experiment?
2022-08-12 23:56
I felt like I was taking part in a social experiment today. You know, like the one where the guy takes pictures before and after he tells someone they are beautiful? I was heading i… Read More
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

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