Talk about “Coincidence”: Seriously?

I’m struggling. Like many of you, I grieve for the families in Oklahoma and all those connected to them. Life is a woven tapestry of joy and pain and this week has taken me the full gamut of emotions. I am not even remotely convinced that these life events, or any random activity that we are involved…

My First Blogging Award!

Wow…Thank you, Joyce @ especiallymade@wordpress.com, a special Mom raising a special child.  She nominated me for my first blogging award!  For those of you that aren’t familiar with the blogging world, these are just ways to encourage other bloggers and get their blog more publicity. Here are the questions asked of me: 1. Why did you start…

My Kind of Clean

“Cleanliness is next to godliness” NOT! It’s not even in the Bible, so where did that come from? Here’s what I found! http://donnaperuginichildrensauthor.com/2011/03/03/where-did-the-saying-cleanliness-is-next-to-godliness-come-from/ When I saw this phrase posted on Pinterest, I just had to design one of my own… My interpretation of clean has definitely changed over the years–from a newlywed trying to make…

The Greatest Fear

“There’s nothing to fear but fear itself.” World English Dictionary fear— n 1. a feeling of distress, apprehension, or alarm caused by impending danger, pain, etc 2. a cause of this feeling 3. awe; reverence: fear of God 4. concern; anxiety 5. possibility; chance: there is no fear of that happening 6. for fear of…

DIY Spring: When the weather doesn’t cooperate

The first of the daffodils are blooming, and I’m inspired! Puxatony Phil sure failed this year, and according to the “news” reports, he is facing criminal charges and possibly the death penalty!  Wow, really?  No fear, I’m sure it’s a joke, but for this warm weather person, having snow the week before Easter is not funny! I…

Purging with Purpose

Understand from the beginning that I am not in any way talking about food! These are my thoughts on scaling down and simplifying my life… It’s not just children who struggle with the “need” versus “want” concept.  I grew up in an average middle class family with four children, both parents, and usually a pet or…