Last Minute Summer Trip Ideas

School supplies already fill the shelves at my local Walmart. I am not ready to leave summer or even entertain the idea of autumn. I’m enjoying every warm and sunny day, but alas, I realize that August is fast approaching. How the heck are we halfway through July!!! For those of you, like me, who […]

Something is Coming

Hello June! Hello Summer! A new season has arrived and with it a new season of life for me. My blog posts have been few and far between lately so today I wanted to invite you into my world and update you on the crazy life of a children’s book author. I’m sharing images from […]

Do you Need to Reboot?

As a homeschooling mom of five children I had many more stay-cations than vacations. Every summer when it was time once again to consider a trip to some fascinating place, we always chose to put the money toward some home repair or home recreation need. An above ground pool seemed a wiser choice that would […]

Change Your Dreams into Reality

2018 is now a year that has slipped into the pile of calendars past. As you reviewed and recalled the past year, I hope it brought you pleasant memories and a feeling of great satisfaction. I hope that there were resolutions you set that you kept. I truly hope you lost that unwanted extra weight. […]

Time Travel and Tradititions

The aroma of burning campfires is my portal to time travel.  Yes, time travel is possible. I slip through the space time continuum every third weekend in September.     I close my eyes and take a deep breath. As I open my eyes I gaze through the lingering haze of encampment smoke being pressed […]

10 Reasons to Love Detours

I love getting from point A to point B as quickly as possible. I want to reach my destination on the quickest route with no lolly-gagging allowed. However, this past weekend my husband accompanied me to a writer’s conference in North Carolina. As I took this trip I was fraught with purpose and determined to […]

10 Ways to Feel Like a Kid Again

The end of summer is nearing. Soon we will leave behind outdoor dining, the squeals of children playing in the pool and the feeling of freedom we enjoy just like when we were kids enjoying everything summer had to throw at us. Firefly nights will soon fade into crisp campfire nights and green will give […]

10 Ways to have Your Best Beach Day

1.   Go with friends For years I’ve hauled my kids and their friends to the beach, but Moms need a buddy too. When heading to the beach don’t forget to invite a friend. Chatting on the sand, braving the water and watching the kids frolic is so much more fun with a fellow mom and […]

10 Amazing Memories to Make Before Summer Ends!

“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of                            June and August.” Jenny Han The start of school is right around the corner, but wait! There’s still time to make some lasting memories with your kids. Before you begin packing up those […]

Enrich your Summer Vacation

We are finally free from the grip of winter. Summer, the long dreamed of season, has arrived. School books are tossed on the shelf, as lawn chairs call our names. Summer always brings the hope of freedom from the required; not only for school weary children, but also Moms are ready for a break. Before […]