Christmas is almost here!

One week until Christmas! Does that sentence send you into a frenzy? Is panic setting in?  Maybe you’re the person who had cards addressed and mailed the day after Thanksgiving? Your gifts were bought and wrapped before St. Nick’s? I’ve been both of those personalities in the past. There comes a time when your children…

Downton Abbey and Blended Families

  Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched the season finale of Downton Abbey stop reading now. Really, if you haven’t seen it stop reading or don’t blame me for telling you part of what happened. Copyright: / 123RF Stock Photo In the last episode of Downton Abbey, Isobel Crawley tells Lord Merton she can’t marry…

Grandparenting Changes Lives

Grandparenting is Life Changing   Today ends the first year of being a first time grandmother. It’s my grandson’s first birthday so I wanted to share ways he has changed my life.   I’ve to learned how to diaper with cloth diapers that snap! (Velcro is much easier!) I thought my house was kid friendly but forgot how…

When Lightning Strikes

Lightning Strikes We Can’t See Walking through Babler State Park my husband and I discovered this tree.   I’ve never been this close to a tree hit by lightning. I have heard it hit but not seen the fresh results.  The lightning sends its razor hot light onto the tree and causes the water inside to…