The times they are a-Changin’…

Last year, I blogged about a subtle shift my life. A life where I was a homeschooling stay-at-home mom. Then, I only had a glimpse as to how it was about to change. Now, though, the blinders are off. My youngest is a senior in high school this year, and getting ready to move on…

Badges? We don’t need no stinkin’ badges…

After having sewn on what seems like a gazillion Boy Scout merit badges, and rank advancement patches on my son’s uniform, I appreciate that sentiment. There was a time when every woman had a thimble because she sewed/mended/did some kind of needlecraft and a thimble was just part of the necessary equipment. But how many…

Treasure Hunts

One of our favorite, favorite family activities are scavenger hunts.  I think I got the idea from an Easter issue of Family Fun magazine years ago.  By the way, what a great magazine! In fact, I still have a huge stack of old issues that my kids often read through to get new ideas for…

Happy Birthday to My Wonderful Daughter!

As of 6:25 a.m. this morning, my home is now filled with all teenagers. My daughter was born 13 years ago today. I love this girl! She’s always had one of those naturally happy temperaments; I’ve often said that she’s “sunshine in human form!” For 13 years, she’s brightened my life each and every day.…