Archive for May 2014

There really are only two seasons in the Midwest

Everyone that has lived here for more than one year knows that there really are only two seasons in the Midwest. Winter and….. yup, road repair. OH.MY.GOODNESS. After the viciously cold winter we had, this year is especially bad. Besides the “planned road improvements” there are STILL potholes everywhere. There are giant gaps in the... Read more »

Why I cried while reading my family history on ancestry.com

With my mom and grandparents gone, my dad and uncle “getting on” in their years, I decided it was time to get busy knowing my family before all the stories were lost. So, a few years ago, I started building my family tree on ancestry.com. This is the story of why I cried while reading... Read more »

Illinois is trying to regulate little kid's lemonade stands and bake sales

Illinois is trying to regulate little kid's lemonade stands and bake sales
Illinois is renowned for our incredibly corrupt politicians. I’ve lost count how many of them have ended up in federal prison. This group of individuals is now trying to regulate little kid’s lemonade stands and fund-raising bake sales. We have SO many big issues to deal with in this state, and today, at around 6:20pm,... Read more »
Advertisement:

5 things drivers do that test my self-control

5 things drivers do that test my self-control
Anyone that has ridden as a passenger with me while I drive knows that I talk to the other drivers in a nearly unending one-sided conversation. Nothing tests my self-control and my walk as a “live-it don’t just preach it” Christian woman than driving in traffic. I’ve been known to comment under my breath, through... Read more »

Matthew: A 4 year-old's story of a PND diagnosis, experimental treatments and really big medical bills

Matthew: A 4 year-old's story of a PND diagnosis, experimental treatments and really big medical bills
I saw this gorgeous, smiling face in a post by my good friend, Carm, on Facebook. It happens to be her nephew, Matthew. Matthew is 4 years old and has a Pediatric Neurotransmitter Disorder (PND) that has never been seen before….ever. It’s never been seen before, because Pediatric Neurotransmitter Disorders (PND’s) are extremely rare genetic... Read more »

Mom's sick day vs everyone else's sick day

I am a mom. I have been battling a respiratory virus, complicated by asthma and allergies, for 2 1/2 weeks. It’s not pretty. Breathing is a wonderful thing; my lungs don’t seem to get that, though. I breath, therefore, I cough. Ugh. My hubby has been under the weather, my oldest and I contracted the... Read more »
Advertisement:

Why Mother's Day isn't always happy

Why Mother's Day isn't always happy
Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, a day to celebrate your mom and/or being a mom.  For some of us, though, Mother’s Day isn’t always happy. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for celebrating the amazing women that are called “mom.” It’s just that for some of us, Mother’s Day is also a reminder of what’s NOT... Read more »

Letters to a new mom: You know what is best for your child

Letters to a new mom: You know what is best for your child
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, one of our awesome bloggers, Mary Tyler Mom, came up with the idea to write letters to a new mom. I am choosing to be part of this wonderful idea. You can find all the the stories here – Letters to a New Mom – Storified. As these letters get... Read more »

9 things a mom should never do with a full bladder

If you have ever been pregnant, you know that a full bladder is your self-esteem’s worst enemy. After being pregnant, there are certain parts that do not function as well as they did prior to pregnancy. If you are a coffee drinker, like me, we are making it even worse. So, here are 9 things... Read more »
Advertisement: