Greatness, Deferred

During my senior year in high school, my classmates chose me as “most likely to succeed”.  I remember how honored I felt, and also how surreal it was to hear all the adults speaking to us as “tomorrow’s leaders”, “the future of our country”, and on and on.  Wow – could we live up to […]

Been There, Done That Meme

I saw this Been There, Done That meme at The Bookworm‘s and thought it looked like fun.  I usually never do these things, but this is an easy one – just highlight the things you’ve done.  As a traveler (or now wannabe traveler), I was excited to have done many of the travel-related ones. 1. […]

New Year Journal for Kids

  This year, why not start a tradition: a New Year Journal for kids.  I got this idea years ago (can’t remember where).  Each January 1, I get out the journal, which is just a regular notebook.  Each of the kids gets a page to answer these three questions: 1.  If I had 3 wishes, […]

Christmas at Greenfield Village

One of my treats this Christmas was a visit to see the houses of historic Greenfield Village decorated for the holidays.  We stopped there on our way back home after visiting relatives for Christmas at Greenfield Village. I love historic sites like this, and when we bought a family membership after visiting last summer (because […]

National Security Mom: A Review

Post may contain affiliate links. I recently read the just-released National Security Mom, thanks to the nice folks at Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing who are sponsoring a blog tour of the book. I was anxious to read it.  As a politically-aware conservative, I enjoy stories about our national security, and reading a book relating that to parenting […]

Good Old Santa

I thought it would be appropriate today to feature my vintage Santa as something in my house. I got Santa LONG ago – maybe when I was about 2?  He wasn’t vintage at the time. He has been well-loved. He used to have a belt with a nifty little peplum hanging down, but somewhere along […]

We interrupt this blog …

… for an ice storm.  Here in northeast Indiana, we were hit hard Thursday night.  The kids had just celebrated school’s cancellation (well, kind of, since the Christmas Winter Holiday Party at school was Friday also), when the power went off.  The first day wasn’t too bad, but as this went on and on, it […]

The Snowman Bell

Today, meet my little snowman bell. My parents gave him to me when I was a child.  He is a bell, and I thought he was so cute.  I couldn’t bear the thought of him being packed away with the Christmas stuff, so at least once I tried to hide him so that he would […]