Childhood Memories Friday: 4-H Meetings

You know what they say: a picture is worth 1000 words. So, today, how about a Childhood Memories Friday photo of a 4-H meeting, from around 1980, I would guess. These days, my girls go to 4-H meetings in the community room of a local fire station. But when I was in 4-H, we always […]

Save with the Chick-fil-A Calendar

I love Chick-fil-A. Good food, friendly service, clean restaurants — it’s just a fun place to get lunch, dinner, or even breakfast. If I have a complaint, though, it’s that Chick-fil-A can be a bit pricey. I’m always looking for ways to save, and Chick-fil-A has a great one: their calendar. If you’ve never purchased […]

Attending a Greg Gutfeld Book Tour

Post contains affiliate links. So my two teens at home ruined their perfect attendance with a quick visit to our local Barnes & Noble. The event? A book signing by Greg Gutfeld. In case you don’t know of Greg (the girls’ teachers didn’t when they mentioned him to them), he’s a writer/news figure on Fox […]

How Tall are the Republican Presidential Candidates?

Image: Michael Vadon [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons The 2015 Presidential Debates (or should I say 2016?): have you been watching them? I have; debate nights are high entertainment at our place. I have always enjoyed them. I’ve anticipated each Republican candidate debate so far, and I’ve even tuned in to the Democrat […]

Childhood Memories Friday: Coloring Books

Post contains affiliate links; thanks to Blogging for Books for a review copy of the coloring book. Ah, coloring books. Do you remember them as a child? Coloring was a pretty frequent activity during my childhood, more than it seemed to be for my own kids. I had a stack of coloring books. I remember […]

Top Five Princess Diana Memories

Diana, Princess of Wales, was the most recognized woman of her era. From the time she burst onto the scene in 1980 until her untimely 1997 death, no woman on earth was more photographed. Here are five of Princess Diana’s most iconic moments. The Photo With No Slip Most of us got to know Diana […]

Childhood Memories Friday: An Abundance of Susans

It’s happening more and more frequently. I’ll be at a fast-food place, and when they ask for my name, and I say, “Susan,” I get a confused look. “Can you spell that?” “S-U-Z?” Really, I find this hard to believe. But, I’ll admit it’s been quite some time since I’ve heard of a baby named […]

Why Study Ballet?

Does Your Child Want to Take Ballet Lessons After School? It’s Probably a Good Idea Kids’ ballet classes are filled with little girls, most dreaming of tutus and the lights on them as they pirouette gracefully across the stage. Dreams are great, but there are also some practical reasons why it’s smart for a girl […]